Diabetes Tech

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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Cracked Insulin Pump

Diabetes Products, Diabetes Tech, Pumping Insulin By November 5, 2009 Tags: No Comments

A few days ago, I noticed a hairline fracture in my insulin pump, starting right underneath the “Esc” button and stemming down into the insulin reservoir window. And the day after I noticed it, the crack spidered out just a teeny bit more.  It’s weird – I am actually able to look at this crack and think, “Wow, how did that…

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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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