Running Without an Insulin Pump

Running Without an Insulin Pump

I decided to see what would happen if I disconnected from my insulin pump and ran without it. So last week, after deciding to try it, and against the advice of some pumpers, I did it. I woke up an … Read more

ADA Scientific Sessions – Live Update – Day 3

ADA Scientific Sessions – Live Update – Day 3

I’m live-blogging from the 2012 ADA Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia. Here’s coverage from Day 1 and Day 2, including an update on Tandem Diabetes Care’s new t:slim insulin pump, the progress with anti-CD3 antibody/teplizumab trials, the ongoing controversy over LADA, … Read more

The Dog Behind Banting and Best: Marjorie, My Diabetes Heroine

The Dog Behind Banting and Best: Marjorie, My Diabetes Heroine

It’s the last day of Diabetes Blog Week.  Thank you, Karen Graffeo, for making this happen.  I’ve enjoyed writing my posts and I’ve really enjoyed reading others.  Today’s topic is “diabetes hero.”   I’m on the edge of my seat … Read more

Another Good Use for My Insulin Pump

Another Good Use for My Insulin Pump

Getting an insulin pump has changed my life for the better. It’s true that it isn’t always convenient, and I occasionally get some remarks or questions, but my blood sugar control is so much better (as proven both by the … Read more

One More Hill: Images of My First 5K

One More Hill: Images of My First 5K

On Sunday, I ran my first 5K ever. Woo hoo! Even though my daughter and I have been running steadily for 12 weeks now, I wasn’t sure I was cut out for nonstop group running in unfamiliar territory. Add diabetes … Read more

Scared and Prepared

Scared and Prepared

My daughter and I have stuck with the running program we started in December. On Sunday (tomorrow) we are registered to run in the St. Patrick’s Day 5K in South Boston. (Yes, today is St. Pat’s Day, but presumably the … Read more

Pumping Frustration

Pumping Frustration

For the last couple weeks I’ve felt as if my glucose levels have been off. While I attribute some of the difficulties I’ve been experiencing to carb loading before the marathon and then to not running after the marathon, I … Read more

The Spring Universal Infusion Set Experiment

The Spring Universal Infusion Set Experiment

I’ve been on an insulin pump for six and a half months. I use a Medtronic Minimed Paradigm Veo (without the CGM) and until this week I have used only Medtronic Quickset infusion sets. Without anything to compare them to, I … Read more

Suspended for the Night

Suspended for the Night

Last night I stayed up a little later than usual watching a soccer game on TV with Tom and Guy (my two older sons). It wasn’t a very good game and the result (a tie) was disappointing. By the time … Read more

Taking My Insulin Pump into My Own Hands

Taking My Insulin Pump into My Own Hands

It is always a dilemma when you, as the patient, think you know better than your health care professionals, although you recognize that they are the experts.  Over the years I have found that with diabetes, no expert knows your … Read more

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