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Everybody Beeps.

(With deep, deep apologies to R.E.M. and Everybody Hurts)

Everybody Beeps

When your day is long
And the night, the night is yours for sleep.
When you tuck yourself in bed
For some rest … well hang on

Don’t close your tired eyes
Cause you wear a device
And everybody beeps … sometimes.

Sometimes reservoirs are low
And need to be refilled.
So you get up out of bed (set off, prime on)
Remove the older site (prime on)
You fill with what you need
For three days … well hang on

Everybody beeps
Takes comfort in the tech
Everybody beeps
Don’t throw your pump, oh no
Don’t throw your CGM
You feel like you’re alone?
No, no, no … you’re not alone.

If your islets are a mess
And you’re doing the best you can
When you think you’ve had too much
Of the beeps, well hang on

Well everybody beeps, sometimes.
But you are not alone.
Community is here.
All the time.
We’re here all the time.
All the time.

So hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on
Everybody beeps

Bikinis and Boluses.

In keeping with the theme of revisiting older posts this week, I’m looking back at an Animas video about bringing diabetes to the beach.  You know, for people who wear their cell phones into the water.

One thing I’ll add:  those little pump cap things that come in the packages of infusion sites, for both Animas and Medtronic?  Use them at the beach.  Salt water caked up in an infusion set makes reattachment a PITA.


In knots.

How does this even happen?  Do I chase my tail all day long?


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