April 2007 Blog Posts (10)

How To Compensate for Fat and Protein With a Pump

Learn how to take advantage of a feature called Dual Wave, so you can deal with meals that have a high fat or protein content and still be able to control your blood sugars 4-5 hours later, which is when a percentage of them will kick in: roughly 10% of the fat you eat and 40% of the protein you… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on April 27, 2007 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Amputated Toe: A Sad Story with a Happier Ending

Yesterday I met a girl with diabetes type 1 and her story touched me deeply. She's had type 1 since she was 6 years old. Last year she started on the pump and, for the first time, she's been able to have good blood glucose control.

I was saddened to learn that before she landed her pump, she had already (at 33) suffered two of the inherent of the most feared diabetes-related damage: she had one toe… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on April 25, 2007 at 5:02am — No Comments

What a Diabetic With a Pump Goes Through...

Yep: I could relate to the guy in the video: still it's way better than shots!

Added by Manny Hernandez on April 22, 2007 at 4:57am — No Comments

Dogs For Diabetics Detect Low Blood Sugar

I was blown away when I read this:

"Dogs that have washed out of San Rafael's Guide Dogs for the Blind program are finding new employment - saving
lives by sniffing out low blood sugar in Type 1 diabetics." (Read more...)

I mean: how cool is that??!!!

Digg it

Added by Manny Hernandez on April 22, 2007 at 4:50am — No Comments

Diabetes here we come...pit stop at denial

Tuesday morning...I have a meeting in Boston, but Tom makes the appointment for TJ to see the pediatrician. Like every good working mother, I leave my phone on during my meeting, even though I am secretly still thinking there is NO WAY TJ has diabetes, and we will be laughing about our over-parenting soon.

Instead my phone rings half way through the meeting. Tom has collected information from the pediatrician in the most manly way. "The Dr. thinks TJ has diabetes, we are going to… Continue

Added by tjsmom on April 17, 2007 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

DexCom Gets Positive Medicare Response

This is good news for diabetics who are anxiously awaiting to see Medicare reimburse them for DexCom-related expenses. The DexCom is a "short-term sensor that wirelessly transmits glucose readings to a

hand-held receiver, providing real time continuous measurements."

As of today, it's not paid for by Medicare of insurance companies, but the announcement made this… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on April 16, 2007 at 10:54pm — No Comments

About Me

Hello everyone, my name is Lindsey Stuart. I am currently 21 years old living near Panama City Beach, FL. I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes just over 5 years ago. For about 4 years I did multiple daily injections before my friend Manny encouraged me to learn more about insulin pumps. Since then I have been happily pumping my insulin and I have seen an improved A1c level and a decrease in frequency in hypoglycemic episodes. I'll write more about my diabetic experiences… Continue

Added by Barisaxmann2000 on April 16, 2007 at 9:41pm — 1 Comment

water, water everywhere

Thomas is wetting his bed. A lot. Not the regular soak through the Pull-Up wet, but a deluge-like wet. We put him down at 8 and his bed is soaked by 10. Change his sheets, he's in our room soaked again by midnight. I have been peed on in my own bed. It has made for some good story-telling at work, but truly I am losing it.

Needless to say, I thought I'd be over these kinds of parenting humps by the time my youngest was 5. Of course, in a never-ending string of "mother of the year" type… Continue

Added by tjsmom on April 15, 2007 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Poll about diabetes devices

My friend Bernard Farrell is running a pretty cool poll about diabetes devices. Check it out and post your answers.

Added by Manny Hernandez on April 15, 2007 at 9:19am — No Comments

Open Letter to Steve Jobs... from a Diabetic

Amy Tenderich, author of Diabetes Mine, one of the best diabetes blogs around, and published author of Know Your Numbers, Outlive Your Diabetes, wrote today an Open Letter to Steve Jobs.

Her point was basically how dire is the need for an improved design in the world of insulin… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on April 10, 2007 at 7:19pm — No Comments

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