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Untethered, After a Fashion.

Dexcom, Psychosocial Support, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By July 27, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , 15 Comments

Around 8.30 am, I took an injection of Levemir. At about 9 am, I switched my basal profile to “OTHER” and disconnected my insulin pump.  The OTHER profile has me at 0.025U basal rate per hour (as close to zero as I can get on my pump) but still holds all my other settings.  I kept the pump in my…

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Couched.

Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By July 22, 2015 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

“Can I lay here?”  I pointed to the almost-available section of the couch, where if Chris moved his legs juuuuust a little bit and Siah got her fat furry butt off the cushion, I could curl up and let my brain go quiet after a full day of writing. “Sure thing,” and Chris adjusted his body. “No,” was the message…

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Pun(ch) Line and Inkage.

Diabetes Online Community, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By November 7, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , 1 Comment

I wish I could find the source for the following image, but I love it too much not to share.  (I think it was Type 1 Diabetes Memes but I can’t re-find it.  If you know the source, please leave a comment so I can link out appropriately!)  This is real life as a pancreatically-challenged cyborg: The punch line!  The…

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Inset/Outset.

Diabetes Products, Pumping Insulin, Robot Life By March 27, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 6 Comments

Most of the time (read: every other time except this one), the cannula is laced through the insertion needle on the insets for my insulin pump infusion sets.  But this infusion set was attacked by diabetes gremlins, because the cannula made a run for it before I even opened the spaceship pod: Scott, on Facebook, quipped it best:  “It appears…

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Guest Post: How the MiniMed 530G Changed My Diabetes Management (Without Ever Even Seeing it in Person)

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Products, Guest Diabetes Blogger, Insulin, Pumping Insulin, Robot Life By February 18, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , 16 Comments

SUM is being borrowed today by Christopher Angell, fellow PWD and creator of GlucoLift, so that he can share his thoughts on the Minimed 530G … without having ever seen or used the system.  What is he on about?  Find out … *   *   * Leading up to the launch of the Medtronic 530G (and what a long lead-up it…

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Time is of the Essence.

Blood Sugars, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By December 5, 2013 Tags: , , , , 11 Comments

For the first few days I was here in Australia, I was wondering why my morning blood sugars were such crap. “Must be the travel, or the time zone change, or the lack of sleep, or the food-on-the-go,” I reasoned. Nope – it must have been the fact that I changed the time on my pump to PM instead of…

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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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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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Guest Post: Why I MDI

Guest Diabetes Blogger, Robot Life By June 10, 2011 Tags: , No Comments

Yesterday I wrote about a diabetes technology piece that works in my life.  But wearing a device – two or three devices, some of us – isn’t for everyone.  Diabetes management varies like New England weather (hello, 95 yesterday and 68 today).  Today’s guest post comes from Erin O’Neil, who eloquently shares her tale of why she went from pumping to…

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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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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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Needed More Diabetes Real Estate

Diabetes Products, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By October 8, 2009 Tags: , No Comments

Wearing two diabetes devices has its mental hurdles, but sometimes the physical hurdles are the most irritating.  For the last two weeks, my husband and I have been packing up our old apartment and I’ve been closing out my office at dLife, so there’s been a lot of physical lifting and moving of stuff. Which means there’s been a lot of Dexcom and insulin pump site set…

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