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

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

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