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“Instead of mints, we’d get glucose tabs.”

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Family, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes January 29, 2018 16 Comments

BEEP!  BEEP!  BEEP! “Mom, is your blood sugar low?” I checked my pump and saw the Dexcom low alarm flagging me at 64 mg/dL and dropping.  “Yeah, I am.” “But we just had breakfast?”  My daughter knows that I take insulin for the food I eat, and couldn’t reconcile why I’d be low after breakfast. “We did, but I forgot to…

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Break Glass in Case of Emergency

Blood Sugars August 29, 2017 10 Comments

The low alarm goes off and my arm snakes out from underneath the covers in slow motion, a serpent in search of snacks. The jar of glucose tabs sits on my bedside table, most often collecting dust but on this night, it’s an essential item.  I flip open the lid and count out four tabs, piling them on the side…

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Guest Post: The One Diabetes Rule I Always Follow.

Diabetes Online Community, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Insulin, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life May 22, 2014 16 Comments

Thanks to the magic of the Internet and how words can travel from CA to RI by email faster than a sneeze, I’m happy to be hosting a guest post from friend and fellow PWD, Christopher Angell.  (You may remember him from such glucose tabs as GlucoLift and such guest posts as the one about decAY1c.)  Today, he’s writing about…

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Mommy’s Little Pack Mule.

Blood Sugars, Diabetic Mommy, Exercise & Fitness, Real Life Diabetes April 29, 2014 8 Comments

Running alone brings out the Spibelt, and I cram it full of my on-the-move necessities:  glucose tabs, Dexcom receiver, keys, and phone.  Even though it’s reasonably streamlined and doesn’t bother me too much to tote around all that stuff, it’s a bulkier system than, oh, I don’t know … making my own insulin. But lo!  The child rides a bike! …

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Guest Post: How the MiniMed 530G Changed My Diabetes Management (Without Ever Even Seeing it in Person)

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Products, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Insulin, Pumping Insulin, Robot Life February 18, 2014 16 Comments

SUM is being borrowed today by Christopher Angell, fellow PWD and creator of GlucoLift, so that he can share his thoughts on the Minimed 530G … without having ever seen or used the system.  What is he on about?  Find out … *   *   * Leading up to the launch of the Medtronic 530G (and what a long lead-up it…

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Hashtag Motherhood with Diabetes.

Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life February 12, 2014 19 Comments

“What is that?” my daughter’s friend asked me from over her plate of scrambled eggs as I was watching the two kids for the morning. Before I could answer, my kid piped up, “That’s her insulin pump.  It has insulin in it.” “Oh,” the other three year old answered, mouth full of eggs.  “What’s it for?” “It has my medicine…

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Long Term Lows.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life, Traveling January 9, 2014 24 Comments

Last night, just before bed, I did what I do every night before turning off the bedside lamp:  checked the IOB (insulin on board) on my pump and looked at the Dexcom graph.  IOB was okay (0.21u from a small snack bolus two and a half hours earlier), but the Dexcom was showing 146 mg/dL and heading in a southwesterly…

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Not Prescribed.

Diabetes Products, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life December 9, 2013 9 Comments

There are things that I use, regularly, to manage my type 1 diabetes that never end up on a prescription pad, but are instrumental in making the diabetes integration in my life reasonably seamless.  (In related news, I’ve never, ever owned a small purse.)   [None of this is medical advice.  You shouldn’t ever be taking anything from the Internet…

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