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January 2015

Chipped Battery Cap.

Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By January 7, 2015 Tags: , , , , 10 Comments

When you wear something every, single day, you notice every, single bit of it.  I’ve been wearing this pump for four years and I know the lines of it by heart.  (I remember the day that I switched from Medtronic to Animas and even those similarly-structured insulin pumps felt entirely different to me in weight, curve, and especially clip.  As…


Animas Vibe: First (and Quick) Impressions.

Dexcom, Diabetes Products, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By January 5, 2015 Tags: , , , 34 Comments

Again, disclosure:  I work with Animas and have a sponsorship contract.  Here are more details on my disclosures.  I link to my disclosures more than I link to cat .gifs, which is saying QUITE A BIT. As I mentioned, I’m testing out the Animas Vibe.  Here are my first, quick impressions after a few days using the Vibe.  (What, you…


Bulk Solutions.

Dexcom, Robot Life By January 2, 2015 Tags: , , 5 Comments

Due to adhesive change/skin sensitivity/dermis witchcraft, the Dexcom rash seems to be a now-reliable side effect of wearing a CGM (or anything else with adhesive ability, honestly.  Sometimes a bandaid gives me the scritchy-scratch).  I feel best with the Dexcom data streaming, though, so I do whatever keeps the sensor on and the itch at a minimum. Which means ordering…


(Good) Animas Vibe(rations).

Pumping Insulin, Robot Life By January 1, 2015 6 Comments

(Disclosures aplenty:  I have a sponsorship contract with Animas through 2015 and have received an Animas Vibe as part of a two week trial.  I’ll receive an actual Vibe as part of my contract.  Keep this in mind as you read through any reviews, because my perspectives are colored by my business relationship with the company.  My reviews have a…