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From Abby: Casually Defective

Diabetes Products, Diabetes Tech, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes By August 31, 2011 Tags: , , , No Comments

It’s not just our pancreases that are busted at times – there are often moments of diabetes techno-burps that leave us scratching our heads.  Abby recently had a “WT …H” moment with her insulin pump.  And she also experimented with word smashing; you’ll see.   *   *   * Since I got home from camp, my lifestyle is much more … umm … sedentary…

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Changing the Animas Ping Song: Top Gun

Diabetes Tech, Insulin, Pumping Insulin By August 22, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

A few years ago, I was talking with (or was I actually hanging out with?) Faye from SugarBump.  She’s a talented photographer, baker of some badass Novolog cake pops, and discovered she’s apparently a crackerjack Animas composer.  Our very own Beethoven … only she did something better than Beethoven.  She figured out how to replace his Für Elise on my pump with ……

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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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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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Animas Vlog: A Day at the Beach

Diabetes Videos, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By August 4, 2011 Tags: , No Comments

Sometimes I forget that not everyone has diabetes.  Here’s a quick video about two different reactions from my trip to the beach last week.  (And how many cell phone/insulin pump references can I make in three minutes?  Several.  You’ll see.)  You might also like: Beach-Borg. Animas Vibe: First (and Quick) Impressions. Animas Vibe: A Few Weeks Later. (Good) Animas Vibe(rations).

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The One About the Dead Pump

Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By July 18, 2011 No Comments

In my almost eight years of pumping insulin, my beloved pumps have died twice.  The first time was the night my diabetes turned 21 years old (clearly, it was out on a bender) and the second time was last weekend.  On a Saturday afternoon.  On Fourth of July weekend. You know, when EVERYTHING is closed?  What happened is this:  I was getting dressed in the bathroom and…

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Medtronic: You Need to Call These People

Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Pumping Insulin By June 29, 2011 Tags: , No Comments

After Abby wrote about her diabetes-themed tattoo, there were a lot of comments from people either yaying or naying the idea of a tattoo.  I received a few emails with some photos, but the BEST photo I’ve seen so far is from a mom in Quebec, Canada.  Camille is the mom of a kid with diabetes, and she and her husband…

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Adjusting Overnight Basals

Blood Sugars, Pumping Insulin By June 21, 2011 Tags: , , , No Comments

I do not enjoy basal testing.  Even though I sometimes go six hour clips without having a snack (thanks, Birdy and your busy ways), something about knowing I can’t eat or exercise makes me want to do a 5K while simultaneously chomping down on some soft serve. But when I noticed that I was going to bed at a completely…

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The Coveted Dexcom/Animas Hybrid

Pumping Insulin, Robot Life By June 2, 2011 Tags: , No Comments

Clearly, the United Kingdom has the edge on us this morning, because they’re getting the Animas/Dexcom “hybrid” before we are.  I received this press release in the wee hours of the morning today (Oddly enough, I was awake when it came in.  Blogger zombie mode.), and I am very excited to see when this technology will be available in the US.  Here…

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