Insulin

t:slim with a Twist.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Products, Diabetes Tech, Infertility and Pregnancy, Insulin, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life June 6, 2016 6 Comments

Several months ago, I switched insulin pumps.  (Here is the post about the switch, and please read this post about the disclaimer that initiated the switch.  My full disclosure page is here.)  My first impressions of the t:slim pump were drummed up over a year ago, after trialing one for a few weeks, but my real t:slim immersion came once…

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Spare a Rose 2016: Final Totals.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Insulin, Real Life Diabetes February 25, 2016 No Comments

In 2016 the diabetes community, both online and off, made a huge difference for children with type 1 diabetes in developing countries.  This year’s Spare a Rose campaign raised $25,331 from 537 donations, saving 422 children. Read that again, please? Four hundred and twenty-two children. Through the endless generosity of people in this community, donating their time to share the…

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#Insulin4All: A Chat with Elizabeth Rowley.

Diabetes Advocacy, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Insulin, Real Life Diabetes December 7, 2015 2 Comments

Last week at the International Diabetes Federation’s World Congress in Vancouver, I had a chance to briefly reconnect with Elizabeth Rowley from T1D International.  We talked about the #Insulin4All campaign and the work she and her team are doing to help provide access to people with diabetes around the globe, and how our online community can work together to improve…

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Bionic Pancreas Update and Call to Action.

Diabetes Products, Insulin, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life November 6, 2015 17 Comments

A few weeks ago, I met with Ed Damiano and we spent an afternoon talking about recent developments in the bionic pancreas program and what’s up next. “Here’s our new device,” he said, placing the iLet on his desk, inadvertently putting it right next to his cell phone, which didn’t look much bigger/thicker by comparison.  (I asked for a quarter…

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Spare a Rose: 2015 Results.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Insulin February 25, 2015 4 Comments

This year, the total raised for IDF’s Life for a Child program through the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign was $24,229. We aimed to raise money and awareness for kids in developing countries who are without resources and insulin, and we raised money.  And awareness.  For the third year running, the diabetes community as a whole pledged their…

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Looking Back: Humalog Christmas Lights.

Insulin December 17, 2014 3 Comments

What says “holiday festivities” like insulin bottles fashioned into Christmas lights?  (You’re right – gingerbread cookies would be a little more ho, ho, ho, but stick with me.)  In anticipation of the coming holidays, I’m looking back at a post from two Februaries ago, which went live on Diabetes Art Day but is holiday-relevant, so let’s roll.  — For my…

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