So back in October 2011, I did two trials on two different pumps. The first was a week and a half trial with the MiniMed Revel with CGM and the second was a week with an OmniPod insulin. Both gave me great control, but the CGM had a huge difference between my real blood sugar and what it was showing and issues with my baby son (who's now almost 6 months) and the tubing. I really haven't found many issues with the OmniPod because if I have an error on my pod I just call the company and they… Continue
Added by Cherise on February 13, 2012 at 3:56pm —
I am a 47 year old female, newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic. I was originally diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic when I was 42 years old. After losing weight, changing my habits and exercising my numbers seemed to be rising. I was on Metformin, byetta and Levemir and still my numbers were high. Started with an Endo. and he discovered that I hardly made any insulin on my own so he said I was a type 1 and… Continue
Added by Gayle on October 13, 2010 at 8:00am —
When my birthday came, Big E wanted to get me something that I either needed or something for my iPhone. At first, I thought about a Speck case, but then I remembered something…
The Tallygear Tummitote!!!
I found out about this belt by… Continue
Added by Sarah K on September 14, 2010 at 11:47am —
Added by Tony Song / MysugarTV on April 11, 2010 at 7:05am —
Nothing shakes up a sunday night quite like some near death experiences eh? Okay, so maybe “near death” is a wee bit of an exaggeration…but definitely a life-threatening situation. Shall I explain?
so tonight whilst cooking a late dinner, I felt my pump vibrate, I ignored it at first because I thought it was just letting me know that it had finished bolusing….WRONG…oh lord was I wrong, about two minutes later it starts alarming and screaming about like I had never heard before.… Continue
Added by Revvy on July 26, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Last Thursday I made the switch from my sad Deltec Cozmo to my shiny, new, (PINK) MiniMed Paradigm 722 and so far, so
awesome. My BGs have been so close to perfect it is kind of ridiculous and, of course, I have my doctor and my new basal rates, etc. to really hold responsible for this but I must admit part of it is due to this new pump. New supply glee has been a factor but I really just like how this pump works much better.
I had been using the Cozmonitor with my old… Continue
Added by ciara hates it on July 25, 2009 at 11:20am —
It's been so long now (3+ years), I almost feel like it's going to be like starting over.
I'm trying to decide what system I want to go with. I think I'm strongly leaning towards Animas since they'll soon be integrated with Dexcom (and I do want to get a CGM), but I'm not sure if it's the right system for me. I wish the Ping meter had the ability to suspend/change basal rates. Honestly if it could do that, I'd be completely sold on it and not even think about the rest. Just being… Continue
Added by Sarah on May 11, 2009 at 2:20pm —
Well, I've been super busy but I'm here again. Sugars have been fine, No highs over 300, but lots of lows! I finally went to my CDE appointment on Monday, to take a look at the pumps. As I've said before, my warranty was going out on my Cozmo this year, then I found out that they're going to stop making them... so I've been off busy dealing with that. I have loads to tell, so here I go. Appointment with the CDE went wonderful, except I'm doing a basal rate challenge right now... and I hate it!… Continue
Added by Jessie P. on April 8, 2009 at 7:41pm —
I've posted this around here quite a bit and I thought a blog post would help people find it more easily.
There is a ppt presentation and an html version - you should be able to view this fairly easily.
Added by Sarah S. on October 17, 2008 at 7:27am —
I'm a bit discouraged today.
This one's a long story, FYI.
A few years back, there was a month or two when I didn't have health insurance. As I'm sure a lot of you know, it's extremely frustrating and challenging, to say the least. I had a 507C Minimed pump and had loaded up on all of my supplies; ie: test strips, pump supplies, insulin, etc. I knew I was going to be out of insurance while I made my move from one job to another (and headed up to Oregon from southern CA). A… Continue
Added by Katherine on October 3, 2008 at 5:23pm —
The folks at minimed let me know that my pump was shipped out and should be delivered Wednesday. Being the anxious person that I am and knowing that if anything can go wrong it will happen to me, I contacted them to find out if it had been shipped and is scheduled for Wednesday.
Customer service rep gave me a number to call for supply delivery tracking. I called them and she pulled the order to verify it. Um, no, it didn't go out until late yesterday so you'll be receiving it on… Continue
Added by Kim Black on September 16, 2008 at 10:58am —
why yes, i did just referance a boston song.
i realize i've been pretty inactive on the site lately, but i do have a good excuse. i've been playing lotro like they're about to take it offline. as far as i know they're not so i really have no excuse at all. it's just so fun, especailly if you really enjoy mmo games and lotr...and if you turn off gen chat. but i'm not going to spend the time that i'm not playing to go on and on about the game. i could, but i won't. there's a fair few… Continue
Added by Bek on August 25, 2008 at 5:00am —
After talking to a Minimed rep, I have discovered to get started on their pump I will need approximately $1650 which will also include 3 months supplies. I currently have a $750 deductible with Guess I will be waiting a while. Not sure what to think really now. I may get an estimate from Omnipod just to see.
Either way I may be continuing to with multiple shots for some time until I can at least cover my deductible. Maybe in the mean time there will be a cure!
Added by Daran Lemon on July 30, 2008 at 7:10pm —
Today I visited my diabetes educator. On the drive there I was still deciding Omnipod vs. Paradigm. As I walked I was ready to say give me the pod. Then I remembered seeing in a forum somewhere that Minimed is developing a pod like system. So wouldn't you know the first words out of my educator's mouth were "Yesterday I just saw pictures of the protoype that Minimed is developing similar to the Omnipod" Oh Great! I was ready to go with Omnipod and pursue the Dextrom CGM. And after talking to an… Continue
Added by Daran Lemon on July 24, 2008 at 8:00pm —
Today was an active day. A good day to test the durability of the pod and how well it would stick on my body. Today on the family schedule was two pool parties and surprise b-day party in between. After an hour and half at the first pool party I began to feel the tape weakening. Five minutes later I was taking off. Best case scenario I was hoping the pod would make it to the evening pool party. I am not surprised but a bit disappointed. I would be interested to see what others do in the case of… Continue
Added by Daran Lemon on July 19, 2008 at 7:30pm —
I now have piece of robotics sticking to my skin.
After five years of multiple daily injections, I have finally gave into all the suggestions. "Have you thought about the pump?" If I had a nickel for every time I heard that question I could now pay for the deductible that I will be required to pay for the marvel of technology.
After hearing about the CGMs I decided it was finally time to at least investigate. It was a bit overwhelming leaving the diabetes educator on the… Continue
Added by Daran Lemon on July 18, 2008 at 6:51pm —
Has it been a week already? Are my BD syringes now feeling neglected now that I am pumping rather than pushing insulin? I am surprised that my move to the pump has gone so smoothly (knock on wood) and my numbers have had dramatically changed. A chart of my BGs looks much more clustered, rather than a financials chart for a mortgage conglomerate. I am not getting as many high-highs. I have, however, had a few unexplained low-lows in the late afternoon and 2 hours after dinner in the evening. I… Continue
Added by Shawn-ATL on February 27, 2008 at 11:12am —