Having type one diabetes is like being in a science class sometimes. WE might have a hypothesis as to why our blood sugars are high or low and then sometimes the hypothesis does not pan out.
Just the other day, I had my usual oatmeal with chia seeds, skim milk, and almonds. I am sort of boring most days with my breakfast foods - because I love oatmeal in all its many forms. Most times, with the injected Victoza I use and my insulin dose, I can prevent my morning blood sugars from…Continue
It only just occurred to me that maybe I can blog on TuDiabetes. Just after it occurred to me that it might be a good time to start blogging about the never ending, never complete mission to get the diabetes (Type 1, in my case) monster fully under control.
One big reason to start writing about (my) diabetes is that 2015 could be a good year (there's no harm in starting out hopeful, right?). In Germany, we are waiting for the recommendation of the German Healthcare Quality Institute…Continue
From the Integrated Diabetes services Blog
The results are in. Apparently, there is universal interest in the topic, because we received hundreds of entries in our carb counting contest from people as far away as Eastern Europe and Australia. We all think we’re “experts” after years of label reading and WAG counting, but our three winners really showed their expertise and scored high…Continue
CGM, It’s Time For Bed
An ode to my continuous glucose monitor
I put you on my nightstand, I lay you down to rest,
In case I don’t feel well, my blood sugar you will test.
My blood sugar is steady, not too high and not too low,
That ice cream after dinner, I hope you will not show.
An undisturbed night of sleep is what I really need,
A steady line on your graph in the…
I PURCHASED MY DUO 1 1/2 YEARS AGO...I WAS DELIGHTED WITH THE CONTROL THAT I IMMEDIATELY ATTAINED FROM PUMPING AND CGM MONITORING. HOWEVER,I HAVE DECIDED THAT MY NEXT SYSTEM WILL DEFINITELY NOT BE THIS ONE. PLEASE LET ME EXPLAIN WHY.
BUT FIRST LET ME SAY, I AM STILL HAPPY WITH MY RESULTS AND MY A1c REMAINS AROUND 6.
Affter 18 months I would like to leave my opinion for those considering the One Touch Ping and the Dexcom G4 ! Don't Do it if any of the scenarios below are…Continue
The Case for CGMS and Medicare Covered Patients
There is a heck of a blog out on March 12, 2014 by Bennet Dunlap in the blog space “your diabetes may vary” (http://www.ydmv.net/) concerning overall emergency room visits by diabetics with hyperglycaemia and hospital admissions. It is frightening and it draws off of a paper published by JAMA…Continue
Olympic Overload Rant
I just turned on the TV to find my 5th curling match in two days blaring on my favorite station. I know nothing about curling and I do not want to learn. But I have found that I have learned one thing I did not know at the start of the last week. Curling is boring. I mean I suppose if you get the inside scoop on how to get stones to turn left or right,…Continue
One of the hardest diabetes related things I've ever had to do is break up with my insulin pump company. In case you've missed it, I've been rocking the brand new Medtronic 530g system for exactly 30 days. Unfortunately, the new Enlite sensors aren't working for me especially since I've already experienced the amazing accuracy of the Dexcom G4 sensors.
The brief recap:
Ease of sensor…
Here's my post from Saturday morning, I thought I would share it with y'all..
I know I don’t normally post on a Saturday, but this is a special occasion.
I had my 1st “long run” scheduled for this morning.
My diabetes tried…
So I'm sick of Canada only approving the Medtronic sensor and leaving all us other non-Medtronic folk out in the cold! Where is the love Health Canada?!
I started a petition to let Health Canada know that as Canadians we want more choices when it comes to CGM. As it stands now we only have one (that's right ONE) approved CGM for sale. That means that those of us using any other pump company DO NOT have access to CGM. CGM has been proven to reduce morbidity and mortality…Continue
Didn't feel like adding all the pictures back in, so check it out over at blogspot with all the photos included:
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I get crazed sometimes. Hard to believe, I know. But every so often I get into a tizzy and run around herding children this way and that, and... things go missing. Important things. Like, Eric's diabetes bag. Lemme tell y'all about the most recent dance: the Missing Meter Mambo.
Last night was jukado night, which usually goes like this:
1. Children are brought home by Dad.
2. Nate runs into the bathroom to change into his uniform while
3. I gather up Eric's bag &…
Those of us in the Diabetes Community are quite well aware that November is Diabetes Awareness Month. For years, I have found something new and unique to do each year. I have sent out general information letters to everyone I could think of, I created a book of the faces of diabetes with real people and their real stories, I have gotten a tattoo, and much more. This year I decided that November was the perfect time to get back to a focus that is very dear to my heart--advocating for…Continue
Last week we launched two new surveys in TuAnalyze, on insulin delivery systems and blood glucose monitors. A big thank you to everyone who has taken these surveys—so far each has been completed over 200 times!
The purpose of these surveys, which were developed in…
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Today the TuAnalyze team launched two new surveys to learn about your device use experiences, problems and malfunctions. These surveys respond to a compelling need to create direct channels of communication between consumers—who individually and collectively have insight into…Continue
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