Goodbye Shots, Hello Insulin Pump

Goodbye Shots, Hello Pump

After the big build up — at least in our own minds — of starting on the pump…. we love it (as much as you can love anything foisted on you by type 1 diabetes). We love how easy it … Read more

Pump Time: Transitioning A Child To An Insulin Pump

Pump Time: Transitioning A Child To An Insulin Pump

We are about to embark on the biggest transition since Bisi was diagnosed: she’s about to start on an insulin pump.  When she was in the hospital, they told us that most people are ready for this transition about a … Read more

Medtronic’s MiniMed 530G System with Low Glucose Suspend: FDA Approved

Medtronic’s MiniMed 530G System with Low Glucose Suspend: FDA Approved

Medtronic just announced FDA approval of its MiniMed 530G insulin pump with low-glucose suspend, the first step toward a full-blown artificial pancreas. How’s that for thrilling news?  I just got off a conference call with Nancy Katz, Medtronic’s vice president … Read more

Taking My Insulin Pump to the Beach

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Last Saturday I went to the beach with my boys and some of their friends. It was only 9:00 a.m. but already very hot. Adam was extremely excited and wanted, like everyone else, to get into the water as quickly … Read more

My Type 1 Diabetes Hero

My Type 1 Diabetes Hero

Last week, the American Diabetes Association awarded Dr. Graham Ogle, manager  of the Australia-based Life for a Child program, an award for distinguished international service. Ogle’s group uses charitable donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations to help over 10,000 children … Read more

Changing the Basal Insulin Settings on my Insulin Pump

Changing the Basal Insulin Settings on my Insulin Pump

A few days ago, after months of high blood sugar and a blood test to confirm it, I decided to increase my basal insulin levels to try and bring it down. I didn’t change my basal insulin settings; I just … Read more

Making Mistakes While Diabetes Parenting

Making Mistakes While Diabetes Parenting

Today, I made yet another diabetes parenting mistake. We were at lunch with some of Sacha’s friends to celebrate his sixth birthday. It was busy, loud, and my wife and I were trying to be gracious hosts with the kids … Read more

Batman And Diabetes Devices – Am I The Only One Who’s Anxious?

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Last weekend I rented the newest Batman movie, The Dark Night Rises, and watched it with my older kids. Having young sons allows me to watch superhero movies and play on the PlayStation, and I can call it parenting, not … Read more

Traveling With an Insulin Pump

Traveling With an Insulin Pump

As a person with diabetes, I’ve gotten used to the extra hassle I have to put up with when I travel. Taking all the extra stuff, making sure not to forget anything, announcing my pump when I go through security … Read more

A day to remember: From the depths of hypoglycemia, to the heights of hyperglycemia, and back again.

A day to remember: From the depths of hypoglycemia, to the heights of hyperglycemia, and back again.

Yesterday was a day to remember. Events began with an ungodly low blood glucose (BG) of 22, continued with a crazy high BG of 545, and ended with a tantrum over a lost movie. Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia to the extreme. … Read more

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