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February 2016

Verio Sync: Unanticipated Glitch.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Products, Healthcare, Real Life Diabetes By February 11, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , 17 Comments

The Verio Sync meter and I have been happy friends for a few years now, starting back in late 2013.  (Here’s that first post, with disclosures aplenty. Second impressions are here.)   I honestly can’t figure out why more people aren’t using this meter.  It’s fast, it’s accurate, and the Reveal app is awesome.  This meter has been the best…

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What Does the DOC Mean to You?

Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Videos, Psychosocial Support By February 9, 2016 Tags: , , , , 5 Comments

This video is one of the last ones I did for Animas, but it’s one of my favorites because it features some of the friendliest faces in the Diabetes Online Community. Much love to the folks who offered to share their perspectives on the diabetes community, and thanks for being part of the family. If you are up for chiming…

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It’s All About That Rose, That Rose … So Spare It.

Diabetes Advocacy By February 7, 2016 Tags: , 1 Comment

Today, people will be watching a football game and cheering on their favorite team (and my mother will be in a sports fan version of mourning because the Patriots are not playing).  I want to remind you that it’s all fun and Big Games until someone loses an islet. (Yes, another diabetes post.  On a diabetes blog!  Go figure.) Even…

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Airplane Site Changes: A Grost.

Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Traveling By February 4, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 4 Comments

Earlier this week, I flew to San Diego to visit with the team at Tandem and brainstorm some plans for 2016.  It was a quick trip (managed to land right when that weird storm was picking up speed – made for a very exciting landing and also reinforced my hatred of flying), but a productive one. On Tuesday morning, before…

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Hypo Kick.

Blood Sugars By February 3, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , 7 Comments

“I heard the alarms going off, yeah.  But what woke me up completely was when you started screaming,” Chris said over breakfast. “Oh yeah.  That was a thing,” I agreed, remembering that moment clearly. On the whole, I’m a very quiet sleeper.  I don’t snore, I don’t move around much while I sleep, and generally I’m silent, except for the…

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Spare a Rose 2016

Uncategorized By February 1, 2016 Tags: , , 6 Comments

From February 1 – 14, the diabetes online community is hosting our annual Spare A Rose campaign.  You remember that one, right?  The one where you send eleven roses instead of twelve on Valentine’s Day, taking the value of that saved rose (averaged out to $5) and donating that to the International Diabetes Federation’s Life for a Child program, which…

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