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Blood Sugars January 23, 2017 9 Comments

Put test strip into glucose meter. Prick finger. Apply blood. (Yawn as the meter counts down because it’s six in the morning and what’s sleep?) Look at screen. Blink. Pull strip out of the meter. Toss it into the meter back with all the other dead strips. Zip up meter bag. Brush teeth. As toothpaste foam starts to drool out…


How Often?

Real Life Diabetes November 11, 2015 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,…


First Impressions: One Touch Verio Sync.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Products, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life December 2, 2013 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…