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Looking Back: How Often Should I Change My Lancet? (A “Grost.)

Blood Sugars, Real Life Diabetes By June 30, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , 6 Comments

I’m on the road today, visiting with the Patient Revolution team, so I’m looking back at a post from the past.  But it’s not just any post … it’s a grost.  (A gross post.)  How often do you change your lancet?  I will admit that I don’t do it as often as I should, but I’ve been really trying to…

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It’s Just a Blood Sugar Check.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Emotions By June 2, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , 9 Comments

Checking my blood sugar takes less than 30 seconds.  Truly – upcapping the bottle of test strips, inserting the strip, pricking my finger tip, squeezing blood onto the absorption pad on the test strip, waiting the five second countdown of my meter to see the result up on the screen, and then taking the strip out and turning off the…

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How Often?

Real Life Diabetes By November 11, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , 6 Comments

“How often do you think about diabetes on an average day?” “Not sure,” I said, checking my blood glucose twice so I could calibrate my continuous glucose monitor, mentally calculating the lunch insulin bolus I needed to take cover my food without making me low for my run later this afternoon. Looking at the five strips left in the bottle,…

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First Impressions: One Touch Verio Sync.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Products, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By December 2, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 34 Comments

[Disclosures up front:  I currently have a contract with Animas and I have received the Verio Sync meter for review prior to the full US launch. I was not asked to write this review.  Opinions shared, for better or for worse, are mine.  Typos, too.] “Mawm!  Are there cookies in there?” my daughter asked, after the package containing the Verio…

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Strip Safely: Taking to Twitter.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community By August 21, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , 4 Comments

(Note that the banner looks like a test strip.  Clever, eh?) Wednesdays are usually a diabetes-heavy night on Twitter, since it’s the night that the #DSMA conversation takes place (at 9 pm EST – check out the #DSMA webpage for info, and for tips on joining the conversation, click through to this post on Diabetes and Twitter).  Lots of #diabetes…

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