I Passed Out

On January 1, 2013 By

December 24, 2012. Christmas Eve day.

I felt blessed to get in a couple hours of basketball, even on a holiday.  We played hard. I had a lot of fun, and wore myself out quickly. Blood sugars were pretty normal for most of the session, with a slight spike as I was finishing.

We got [...]

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But Not For My Head…

On December 29, 2012 By

I recently mentioned using toupee glue to keep my Navigator CGM sensors attached.  With all of the packing and unpacking from our recent move, I found it!  You’re looking at a genuine bottle of “Ultra Hold” toupee glue.  This internet purchase landed my information on at [...]

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Last posts in this series: mySentry Trial: Starting Up & mySentry Trial: Wearing the Sensor

The mySentry device is a remote display station for the Metdronic Paradigm pumps.  Retail price is $3000, and I’m not sure whether people have had [...]

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Diabetes Stole My Day

On December 17, 2012 By

Well, not the whole day.

Just the past five hours.

Do you have any idea how much work I planned on doing in those five hours?

A lot.

Any guesses on how much I actually got done?

Not much.

I’m blaming diabetes.

I was looking forward to a productive afternoon. Then I goofed something [...]

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I’m following Bennet’s lead in spreading some news that we don’t hear enough about.  That news is about companies in the diabetes industry doing the right thing and directing a LOT of resources towards helping people with diabetes.

There were two pieces of news [...]

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You need to test your blood sugar.

It’s the middle of the night.

This is what you see.

You have your testing kit. But now what?

You need to get a test strip. Not too hard.

You need to insert the correct end into the meter with the right side up. What’s that? You [...]

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The folks at Kewl Innovations, Inc. sent me a ClimaPak unit to play with.  Not familiar with ClimpaPack? It is a portable battery powered temperature control gadget for keeping your insulin pens or vials within their approved temperature range.

It runs off of a rechargeable battery that lasts for [...]

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Last post in this series: mySentry Trial: Starting Up

I wore the pump for about a week before starting on a sensor.  That time was used to become familiar with the basics of delivering insulin with a pump that was brand new to me.  My sensor training went great, [...]

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11/1/12 - We are doing an impressive job - at Diabetes Monitor
10/29/12 - After Thoughts: Hope Warshaw - at DSMA Live
10/29/12 - Diabetes, Road Runners, and Wile E. Coyote - at Diabetes Care Club
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I recently had an opportunity to try the Medtronic mySentry product for a few months.

Because I wasn’t using one of their pumps, this trial meant I had the opportunity to experience the whole suite of their products.  A paradigm pump, their CGM transmitter and sensors, the One Touch UltraLink meter, the [...]

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