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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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It’s a Good Tune.

Dexcom, Diabetic Mommy, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By March 6, 2015 Tags: , , , , 10 Comments

“BEEEEP … BEEEEP… BEEEEP!” “Mom, your Dexcom is making noise,” my daughter says casually, as we’re kicking the soccer ball around in the basement (because we’ll never, ever go outside again because snow). “It is. Hang on a second,” I told her. A click shows that my blood sugar is over my high threshold, with a few yellow dots taking…

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Wild Krattsabetes.

Dexcom, Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By February 23, 2015 Tags: , , , 4 Comments

Wild Kratts have invaded my house in a big way.  It’s okay, because Birdy loves watching them and she learns all this random stuff about animals.  (“MOM! The lion’s mane is the same color as the savannah grass,” yelled from her car seat as we’re driving.  So I’m learning too, apparently.)  She dons her version of a creature power suit…

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Twitter Rant.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Healthcare, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By January 22, 2015 21 Comments

The lows that have been creeping in lately need to stop.  They are inconvenient at best, completely debilitating at their worst and the in-between is a muddled mess of glucose tab dust and frustration.  Yesterday I had a diabetes technology fail coupled with a highly symptomatic hypoglycemic event that occurred simultaneously with a phone call to the Joslin Clinic ……

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Animas Vibe: First (and Quick) Impressions.

Dexcom, Diabetes Products, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By January 5, 2015 Tags: , , , 34 Comments

Again, disclosure:  I work with Animas and have a sponsorship contract.  Here are more details on my disclosures.  I link to my disclosures more than I link to cat .gifs, which is saying QUITE A BIT. As I mentioned, I’m testing out the Animas Vibe.  Here are my first, quick impressions after a few days using the Vibe.  (What, you…

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Bulk Solutions.

Dexcom, Robot Life By January 2, 2015 Tags: , , 5 Comments

Due to adhesive change/skin sensitivity/dermis witchcraft, the Dexcom rash seems to be a now-reliable side effect of wearing a CGM (or anything else with adhesive ability, honestly.  Sometimes a bandaid gives me the scritchy-scratch).  I feel best with the Dexcom data streaming, though, so I do whatever keeps the sensor on and the itch at a minimum. Which means ordering…

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Hypo Management.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Real Life Diabetes By December 8, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 8 Comments

“Ninety-five percent of the time, I’m fine.  The lows are ones I can treat myself, even if the number is really low.  Usually my symptoms are shakiness or like this brain fog.  When the lows are really gross, I usually cry at random.  Or I throw things.  No real in between.  But the majority of the time, I can take…

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A Wicked Rash.

Dexcom, Diabetes Products, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By December 2, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 18 Comments

When I was younger, my pediatric endocrinologist told me that I shouldn’t be poking the syringes into the parts of my skin that didn’t hurt.  “If you don’t feel the pinch of the needle, that means you have scar tissue building up, which can lead to poor absorption of the insulin.”  She stayed on me about rotating injection sites, and…

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LOW.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Real Life Diabetes By October 9, 2014 Tags: , , , , 19 Comments

BEEP!BEEP!BEEP! from the Dexcom receiver on the bedside table. I heard it beeping for a long time. Woke up with sweat pouring off my forehead and running down the side of my face, pooling up in my ears and in my collarbone.  The pillow was soaked.  My hair was soaked.  An outline of me underneath me, the line drawn with…

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Diasend: Now With More CGM!?

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Diabetes Products, Robot Life By October 1, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 14 Comments

Is it a glitch?  A misfiring Internet tube?  A mistake that they haven’t realized yet and now I’m that jerk for pointing it out?  WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN?!! Dexcom data, now available for upload on Diasend.  I don’t know when this changed (last time I looked was over 18 months ago), but it’s working now.  Even here, deep in Rhode…

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