The Most Painful Infusion Set Insertion Ever

The Most Painful Infusion Set Insertion Ever

I came home this morning at 7:00 after an early run.  I walked with my son Tom to his bus stop, walked the dog and got ready for a shower. Before getting into the shower, while disconnecting from my pump, … Read more

Swimming with the Manatees, and Diabetes

manatee, aka the sea cow

My two daughters, who are 16 and 12 years old, had the same teacher when they were each in kindergarten. A feature of the teacher’s curriculum was an in-depth study of manatees from every educational angle: social studies, arts and … Read more

Glucose Meter Knows Me (and My Blood Sugar) Better

Glucose Meter Knows Me (and My Blood Sugar) Better

Last night my blood sugar at bedtime was 64, so I ate a bowl of cereal and milk. It’s a decent bedtime snack for me, and it typically results in a morning blood sugar in the low 100s, which is … Read more

Post Surgery Blood Sugar: High But Not Worried

Post Surgery Blood Sugar: High But Not Worried

“If you have all that inflammation, your blood sugar will be high.  And if you still have pain then you probably still have inflammation,” Jessica told me after I told her that my morning blood sugar was 225.  This morning … Read more

Trying The Medtronic Mio Infusion Set

Trying The Medtronic Mio Infusion Set

This summer I met Catherine Price for the first time. I had been looking forward to this meeting for a long time and when we met and hung out I felt as if I have known her for ages.   … Read more

Oh, My Itchy Infusion Site

Oh, My Itchy Infusion Site

I scratch it and scratch it, but it continues to itch.   It’s hot and humid and my infusion site is driving me absolutely crazy. It itches me most of the time, especially after I exercise.  When I’m running I … Read more

Bride Wears Insulin Pump in Pocket

Bride Wears Insulin Pump in Pocket

While I am not much of a romantic, I love reading the Vows column in the Style section of the Sunday New York Times. Every week, the story of a couple — from their initial meeting, through their courtship, to … Read more

Shopping for a new insulin pump: Who’s selling?

Shopping for a new insulin pump: Who’s selling?

I have long complained about the Medtronic Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), but for a little while, I had made peace with the sucker because I had entered some sort of CGM zen in which I could use a single sensor … Read more

Gary Scheiner Comes Through

Gary Scheiner Comes Through

I received a new Medtronic pump today, almost three days after mine broke.  While I was waiting for a new pump, the wonderful diabetes educator, Gary Scheiner, came through when I asked him for help, and totally saved the day.  … Read more

BUTTON ERROR on my Insulin Pump: Will Medtronic Come Through?

BUTTON ERROR on my Insulin Pump: Will Medtronic Come Through?

I’m about as frustrated as a person with diabetes can be. Last night, after a very long day that started at 3:57 a.m. when I woke up to run 17 miles in Atlanta and ended after a family meal in … Read more

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