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Interview: Brian Nelson-Palmer, T1D Drummer of Fellowcraft.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Videos, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes By February 18, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

If you were at the ADA Tour De Cure event at Freedom Plaza in Washington DC last September, you might remember this diabetes rant from the drummer: He’s a group fitness instructor, a public speaker, and has a day job working for the government. And he’s also the drummer for the three-man, DC-based rock band Fellowcraft. Brian Nelson-Palmer is something…

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Switching to the t:slim Insulin Pump.

Diabetes Products, Pumping Insulin, Robot Life By February 16, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , 28 Comments

This will not be a post about what insulin pump is better for YOU.  I’m not a soothsayer (though every time I say that word, the mental image of a knight slaying a dragon made entirely out of teeth is hard to shake), so keep in mind that this post doesn’t include as many facts as it does opinions.  Also,…

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Lower Arm Real Estate.

Dexcom, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By September 28, 2015 Tags: , , , , 7 Comments

“Rotating sites?  Hell yeah, I rotate.” … sort of. I’m good about rotating my pump and CGM (continuous glucose monitor) sites, but I’m decent, at best, about exploring new real estate.  Most of the time, I use my outer thigh or lower back/hips for my CGM, going back and forth between those four areas.  This sounds like proper rotating, in…

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Longest Dexcom Break in Six Years.

Dexcom, Diabetes and Emotions, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By September 9, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , 5 Comments

“Is it because of the skin thing?” he asked, watching me put the transmitter and receiver on the bedroom dresser. “Yeah,” I replied, only it wasn’t exactly the truth.  Sure, my skin had some pretty irritated patches from the constant application/reapplication of my CGM sensors, but it was manageable, especially if I was more diligent about rotating my sites.  But…

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Guest Post: Does Diabetes Tech Assist or Insist?

Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Robot Life By August 27, 2015 Tags: , , , , , 7 Comments

Several years ago, I “met” DCScribe (who remains mostly anonymous) on Twitter and he and I did not see eye-to-eye on much, aside from sharing the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.  For a while, the lack of common ground frustrated me because I identify with and bond over experiences, but then I realized the alternative viewpoints he provided were not…

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OMG Nick Jonas … with a Sizeable Shout-Out to Dexcom.

Uncategorized By June 26, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , 12 Comments

I can’t hear the name “Nick Jonas” without immediately hearing the then-teenaged cousins in my family clutching their invisible pearls and screaming, “OMGNICKJONAS” as if it was one word. In my mind, I think of Nick Jonas as a kind and smart … not because I have any personal experience to base that assumption off of, but because he’s also…

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Robot Arms.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By June 24, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 4 Comments

[You can read my Dexcom disclosures here.] The low alarm slammed into my ears from across the bed, coming from my Dexcom receiver on the bedside table.  A half second later, it echoed from my cell phone, where the SHARE app threw out a loud warning of its own. LOW. I reached over and clicked on my phone, which was…

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Pump Peelz Giveaway Winners!

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Robot Life By June 19, 2015 Tags: , , , , , 2 Comments

Time for the Pump Peelz Giveaway winners!  The original contest rules are from earlier this week are here, and the entries came in through blog post comments and Twitter. Some were poignant, some were silly, and all were written by people touched by diabetes. Poems don’t have to rhyme. But if you count syllables, You might win fun shit. http://t.co/aKNMHvxVVA — Kerri /…

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Pump Peelz Giveaway!

Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products By June 15, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 50 Comments

I’ve been a fan of Pump Peelz for several years, impressed by both their products and their back story.  The company, founded in 2011 by high school sweethearts turned married couple Scott and Emily, aims to “help people with diabetes live with more confidence by turning insecurities associated with diabetic accessories into a form of individual self-expression.” Can’t argue with…

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Reboot.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Emotions, Real Life Diabetes By June 12, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 8 Comments

Diabetes and I are not getting along these days.  Not even a little bit. Funny how that shit happens.  You’re rolling along [insert lilting “do de doooo” tune here] and then BAM Dexcom graphs start to get weird and BAM other health concerns start issuing commands that dominate the conversation and BAM all of a sudden, my blood sugars are…

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Does Not Compute.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Complications, Diabetic Mommy, Real Life Diabetes By June 10, 2015 Tags: , , , , , 13 Comments

“Do you guys have any fun plans for the summer?” The question was simple enough, but not even close to a level my hypoglycemia-addled brain could handle.  I had trouble formulating a response, and the lag time was embarrassing.  We’ve only moved to the neighborhood a few months ago and haven’t solidified relationships with our neighbors yet, so being wickedly…

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I Wanna New Tape, One That Won’t Itch.

Dexcom, Diabetes Products, Robot Life, Uncategorized By June 1, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , 4 Comments

I wanna new tape, one that won’t itch! One that won’t give me big, fat welts or make my skin twitch, twitch! I wanna new tape, one that won’t give a rash! Make it easy to wear my Dex, without the urge to “Hulk, Smash.” (Channeling Huey Lewis and the News.  Click it.  You know you want to.) I’ve been…

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