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The One About Animas.

Pumping Insulin By October 17, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , 18 Comments

[I have a disclosure about Tandem.  I had a previous disclosure about Animas.  Please read my disclosure page so you are aware of my bias.] Yeah.  I know the news cycle is 15 seconds long now and many people have already moved past the fact that Animas is closing shop, but I heard about it while I was on vacation…

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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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Back to School.

SUM in Other Places By October 13, 2015 Tags: , , , No Comments

How is “going back to school” like “going to the endo?”  I’m learning more about life’s parallels every day.  New column up over at Animas: It reminded me of going to the pediatric endocrinologist’s office when I was a little kid, sitting in the waiting room with my mother.  After checking in with the receptionist, my mom and I would…

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Care What the Community Thinks, Not What the Community Buys.

Uncategorized By September 29, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

[I have a working relationship with Animas. My disclosures are here; please read them.] During the middle of one of our discussion sessions, Daniela D’Onofrio let fly a statement that defined the whole blogger summit for me: “Care what the community thinks, not what the community buys.” Last week, the European Animas team brought a group of diabetes advocates together…

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Running the Gamut of Emotions.

Diabetes and Emotions, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, SUM in Other Places By July 21, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 2 Comments

In my diabetes life, emotions are right up there with insulin and food as influencers of blood sugar management.  And I wish it wasn’t so, because stress and excitement are hard to “plan.”  (Replace those actual quotation marks with finger quotes, because they fit the bill a bit better.)  And the emotions that come up as a result of diabetes…

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An Animas Assist for Snap Users.

Diabetes Products, Pumping Insulin By June 3, 2015 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

All disclosures out of the way first:  You guys know I have a professional relationship with Animas, as they have been a partner of mine since 2010, details outlined here.  Bias lens firmly in place?  Continue on. Today I have a Q&A with John Wilson, the new VP of Insulin Delivery at Johnson & Johnson about Asante closing, the Animas…

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Unraveling the UnConference.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By March 19, 2015 Tags: , , , 13 Comments

Thanks to the vision, dedication, and determination of Christel Aprigliano, the first Diabetes UnConference came together in Las Vegas last weekend. “Wait, what?  I didn’t see anything on Twitter or Facebook!” And that’s because there was a social media blackout on the whole conference during the actual course of it.  No live-Tweeting, no live-blogging, no live-streaming. As my daughter used…

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Practice Turkey.

Dexcom, Diabetes Products, Diet and Food, Exercise & Fitness, Psychosocial Support, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By March 10, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , 82 Comments

Chris and I are both from big families with piles of aunts and uncles and cousins at every birthday party.  Part of being part of a flurry of people means big holiday gatherings, and Chris and I are prepping ourselves to start hosting some of the holidays. Problem is, I’m a terrible cook.  Or, better stated:  an inexperienced cook.  Cooking…

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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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So Many Things!

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Memories, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Videos, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, The Friday Six By September 10, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

A Friday Six on a Wednesday!  Because why the hell not. The FitBit obsession. Renza talks about the messaging of diabetes, and what we can do to get it right. Here is some damn sneaky research. Seb is still running. And I’m still supporting the hell out of him, because he’s incredibly dedicated. You can still support him, too. I…

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Airplane Mode.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Products, Robot Life, Traveling By March 7, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 8 Comments

When it comes to traveling by airplane, I follow all of the rules (if you don’t turn off your cell phone when it’s time to take off, I’m the one shooting you panicked looks, which is how my face remains for the duration of the flight).  Until we’re up in the air, I leave my Dexcom receiver fully shut down…

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This is how we do it.

Pumping Insulin, Traveling By February 27, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , 10 Comments

Wednesday morning, leaving Logan Airport in Boston, en route to Montreal: TSA agent:  “Excuse me.  What is that?” Me:  “An insulin pump.” Their mouth:  “Okay.” Wipe it down, test my hands, pass the screening, no issues, carry on with my carry-on. My mouth:  “Thanks!” Their mouth:  “Safe travels!” Thursday morning, leaving Montreal and headed back to Boston: Security agent:  “Bonjour. …

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Close, but(t) not close enough.

Pumping Insulin, Robot Life By February 24, 2014 Tags: , , , , 9 Comments

“My mom?  She has brown hair and a red shirt,” said my daughter’s playgroup friend, climbing up the jungle gym. “My mom is over there.  She has a pump in her butt,” my daughter pointed towards me and waved, causing me to quickly answer the look of surprise on the other parents’ faces with a brief, panicked explanation of the…

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Diabetes Art Day Outtakes.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Family By February 6, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 10 Comments

Before we settled on paper dolls for Diabetes Art Day, there was an unnatural exploration of cats and a finger painting app on the iPad (don’t read that sentence too fast or it will give you an unintended mental image).  This is what happens when the snow keeps falling and it’s far too heavy and constant to shovel so you’re…

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