Diabetes Tech

Missing: The Rest of my Infusion Set

Diabetes Tech, Pumping Insulin By August 16, 2011 Tags: , No Comments

Last week, I ripped an infusion set off my arm – by accident – with such force that I knocked the “teeth” clean off the part that connects with the “hub.”  It happened sort of in slow-motion, with BSparl hollering “Maaaaa maaaaaa!” and the pump site disconnecting in a way that sort of sounded like a wet tennis ball hitting a racket….

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The Glucose Meter Shuffle

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Tech By August 11, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

I have several One Touch meters, a Freestyle one, and a Dexcom continuous glucose monitor that I consult on a regular basis.  (Not usually at the same time, but I have been doing multiple checks recently.  More on that below.)  I also have an Agamatrix meter and an Accu-chek one, somewhere in the diabetes cupboard in the bathroom, only without…

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Hacked: Jay Radcliffe, Insulin Pumps, and Diabetes Sensationalism

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Tech, Pumping Insulin, Robot Life By August 5, 2011 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Jay Radcliffe is a fellow type 1 diabetic, and I remember reading his diabetes blog way back in the day, when I first started blogging.  We read and commented on each other’s posts, and we were both part of the blogosphere when the DOC first started to grow.  I knew he was married, had children, and did the day-to-day diabetes…

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What Dexcom Shows Me

Dexcom, Diabetes Products, Diabetes Tech, Robot Life By January 20, 2011 Tags: , , , No Comments

I’m very rarely caught without my Dexcom, and I’ve been wearing a sensor for the better part of the last three years.  But wearing a sensor doesn’t mean that every low is caught and every high is avoided.  What it does mean is that I see every high and low in a big picture format, leaving me sometimes with more information…

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A Pump Vacation

Diabetes Products, Diabetes Tech, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By January 13, 2011 Tags: , , , No Comments

That insulin pump is attached to me pretty much 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  There’s very little down time when it comes to being a “pumper,” and for the most part, I don’t have attachment issues. The tubing, the infusion sets … doesn’t really bother me. Except when I’m attending a dressier event.  Aside from my wedding…

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Disco Boobs

Diabetes Products, Diabetes Tech, Psychosocial Support, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By January 6, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

Over the holidays, my husband and I had the opportunity to join his agent (who happened to be in town) for dinner.  Grown-up time, sans BSparl.  (I wore tights.  It was a fancier than our average Tuesday night.) So we all sat down to dinner and while everyone was talking, I reached into my purse to do a quick blood…

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Redemption, Sort Of

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Tech By May 25, 2007 No Comments

My work phone rings. “Hello, this is Kerri.” “Hi.  This is Allison calling from Drugstore dot com about your order?” Her UpSpeak is already killing me. “Hi, Allison.” “Hi.  I’m calling about your recent order with Drugstore dot com?  I understand there was a problem with your order?” “Yes, actually, there was.  I ordered a glucose meter and instead received a…

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