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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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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Evidence of a delicious cob of corn, and a motor error.

To be fair, this pump was snatched out of my hand last night when the infusion tubing snagged on a moving ceiling fan, was whipped around at high speed and thrown violently into the closet.  I would bet that nobody in the [...]

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This has been an active week for me. It feels good. My body feels good.

Four days of basketball, with one seriously kick ass weight session afterward. Four days of tossing a football around with my son and shooting baskets with my daughter. One short bike ride back home after taking my old pickup truck [...]

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The first session I went to was called “Government Relations 101″. Sounded perfect to me – as I had no clue what I was getting into. Kim and I sat next to each other and listened to a great, high level, presentation about the JDRF and Government Relations.

At some point during [...]

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November 10, 2010 the FDA and NIH held a public workshop to discuss progress towards a semi-automated insulin delivery/ glucose monitoring system.  This workshop was “webcast” meaning anyone with internet access could watch and listen from their computer.

This workshop lasted all day, and I was only able to watch a few [...]

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Beyond Fingersticks

On September 16, 2010 By

Thirty years ago I was peeing on test strips to assess my diabetes management (a revolution for those who had to use a chemistry kit).  Within the next few years I was measuring my blood sugar instead of urine, and had machines that spit an actual number at me.  A relevant, actionable number as current as the two minutes [...]

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The thoughts were nagging at me all morning.  What do I do about my blood sugar?  What adjustments should I make to my insulin?  How should I manage my meal bolus?

I was scheduled to meet up with some members of The Pancremaniacs this afternoon for our last team ride before the Continue Reading

Missing My CGM

On May 18, 2010 By

When The meter read 298 mg/dl, my first thought was that I was probably 300 mg/dl all night. If I would have known about it I would have done something about it. Then I thought about what I did before bed last night, and what i messed up on, and how much harder my day [...]

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