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December 2014

Let Loose.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By December 5, 2014 3 Comments

(Is it okay to let loose with a stream of consciousness sort of thing today?  I hope so.  My mind isn’t capable of anything else at the moment.) I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the diabetes community.  So much has changed since the Internet started to populate with patient stories.  I don’t mean that in a “oh, the industry!”…

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A Wicked Rash.

Dexcom, Diabetes Products, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By December 2, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 19 Comments

When I was younger, my pediatric endocrinologist told me that I shouldn’t be poking the syringes into the parts of my skin that didn’t hurt.  “If you don’t feel the pinch of the needle, that means you have scar tissue building up, which can lead to poor absorption of the insulin.”  She stayed on me about rotating injection sites, and…

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Animas Vibe APPROVED in the US!

Uncategorized By December 1, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 22 Comments

Oh YAY!!! [Disclosures first:  I have a sponsorship relationship with Animas and have since early 2010, so everything said here is colored by that bias.  For more information on my disclosures, you can read my disclosure page.] I was really excited to see in my inbox this morning that the Animas Vibe insulin pump has been approved for use in…

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