Diabetes Products

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Diabetes Products, Real Life Diabetes By December 12, 2018 Tags: , , , , , 5 Comments

Celebrating the holidays with that special insulin-deficient someone?  Here are a few trinkets and treats that will bring a little extra joy this holiday season.  The Myabetic line of bags are perfect for a PWD on the move, and they offer a slate of fashionable, functional, and fabulous options for women, men, and little kids affected by diabetes.  My favorite…

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Balancing Cyber Monday

Diabetes Products, SUM in Other Places By November 26, 2018 Tags: , 5 Comments

Cyber Monday is more my thing than Black Friday.  I don’t enjoy fighting crowds at stores and I definitely try to keep things light and minimal when shopping for the holidays, so the clickity-clack, tippity tap kind of shopping is preferred. So in honor of Cyber Monday, I’m using my digital platform to sell copies of my paperback book, Balancing…

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Non-Billable Hours: The Diabetes Stuff That Doesn’t Have Copays

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Products, Diabetes Videos, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By November 5, 2018 Tags: , , , , 7 Comments

At first glance, I manage my diabetes using an insulin pump from Tandem Diabetes Care, a continuous glucose monitor from Dexcom, Humalog insulin, and either the mySugr meter kit or a Freestyle one.  All of these items require prescriptions and $$$ and involvement from my clinicians. But there’s a number of items that are used regularly to manage my diabetes,…

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Trapped by Shipments and Timeouts

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Products, Diabetes Tech, Healthcare, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By October 24, 2018 Tags: , , , , 8 Comments

Day-to-diabetes requires a lot of focus on timing:  what time did I take my insulin, what time did I eat, what time will I exercise, what time will I be in a meeting, what time am I planning to go to bed, what time will my insulin and my food seemingly serendipitously meet somewhere in my body, mapping out into…

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mySugr Sponsored Post AND Giveaway

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Diabetes Tech, Real Life Diabetes By September 14, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , 36 Comments

This is a sponsored post. I am using my social media platforms to share this information with my readers because I believe in spreading useful information to people with diabetes. And I am doing this as a favor to Scott Johnson, who works for mySugr, because he is a friend and I like to support friends, especially when they’re aiming…

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An Initial Review of Basal IQ

Dexcom, Diabetes Products, Diabetes Tech, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By September 4, 2018 Tags: , , , , , 18 Comments

Disclosure:  I have a sponsorship agreement with Tandem Diabetes Care – details are on my disclosure page.  This post is written with that bias in place.  Tandem did not ask me to write this post. Neither did my pancreas, because that thing doesn’t do much. The hardest part about the Basal IQ update was waiting for my endo to sign…

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Tode Moisturizers: A Review

Diabetes Products By August 15, 2018 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

I received these products at no cost to me, shipped out by the Tode PR team.  They wrote to me after reading the post from a few months ago about the split fingertips, and while they did say that a positive review would be great, it wasn’t a condition of receiving the products.  This is an unpaid review of a…

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Guilty Skins

Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Products, Uncategorized By August 13, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , , 18 Comments

I remember being at Disney World when I was like 10 and seeing some lady’s feet underneath the stall.  Her heels were light gray and cracked and dry looking, and I recall smugly looking at my own kid feet and thinking, “My feet look soft.” Hahahahahahaha old age has caught up with me in a hot hurry.  My heels looked…

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Dia-Be-Tees Giveaway

Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Real Life Diabetes By June 28, 2018 Tags: , , , 101 Comments

Yeah, another giveaway.  But HELL YEAH because giveaways are awesome because they support the diabetes community, signal boost a small business, and provide something diabetes-nice to counteract the diabetes-crumbs that can bring you down.  A little lift is good. Today, I’ve partnered with Rachael from Dia-Be-Tees for a fun t-shirt giveaway.  I found her store today after doing a search…

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Casualty Girl Giveaway

Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Traveling By June 21, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , 210 Comments

Monica Vesci, creator of Casualty Girl, was on a mission to wrangle in her diabetes … stuff. “When traveling, or leaving the house, I always have this inner dialogue asking myself if I have all my diabetes shit with me. On a whim, I thought it would be fun to add the phrase to a carry-all pouch because I found myself…

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Dexcom G6: A Few Weeks In

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Diabetes Products, Diabetes Tech, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By June 5, 2018 Tags: , , , 45 Comments

It’s been over a month (by a bit) of using the Dexcom G6, and I have second impressions.  (First impressions are here.) REVISITING INSERTION. It doesn’t hurt to go in.  I know I mentioned that the first time around but it’s a really big change from all of the other iterations of the Dexcom CGM product.  The updated G6 insertion…

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