Oops! There's a problem with inconsistant blogging ... you forget to add clarifying details.
Just a week or so after my post-rehab hospitalization, the doctors finally got around to wanting to remove the port in my chest wall to prevent infection. Went into a doctor's office and, after squirming around [on their part] about not wanting to remove it in the office, they finally did it. The doctor took some of that last blood for testing. Several days later, I get a call from the doctor…Continue
Added by Lois on May 19, 2013 at 3:44pm — No Comments
Eric has had an insulin pump since he was 2 years old. Many of my anxieties about it have centered on the idea that he might get his little hands on it and press the wrong buttons... because Eric is an inquisitive child, and he loves nothing better than to push buttons. It's hell on our thermostat — I can't begin to describe the number of times the little monkey has turned the heat off, or jacked it up to 75, or down to 58, simply out of his love of button-pushing. That's why he wears his…Continue
I've posted this in a few places - and figured - why not here as well - I'm still off the pump since beginning of January - have lost the battle with J&J with the Animas 2020 pump s/w issue (and earlier ones have same issue - as well as the PING believe it or not - read this link to find out more on that story).
So, for now, I've actually got the hang of MDI again - you'd think I'd…Continue
Using an insulin pump and gaining weight http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2012/11/jolly-cheeks.html
Added by Dkinsey on November 8, 2012 at 7:56am — No Comments
For the masses, November =
But for diabetics, November…Continue
This is from my blog The Juice Box Diaries. See the original post to see the pictures that come along with it.
[Vegan BBQ Pizza Picture, see post]
Homemade Vegan BBQ Pizza, recipe later in post!
I feel bad that I have been gone so long. My pregnancy was very tough. Very tough. I was in the hospital for appointments between my OBGYN and my Endocrinologist 3 days a week. At 7 months, I spent four days in the hospital because of high stress and trouble controlling my sugars. I became…Continue
Once again, the DOC has managed to amaze me, this time with its many creative tips and tricks on preparing for diabetes on your wedding day. To help any (current or future) brides living with diabetes that might be planning for their big day, we’ve pulled together some of the great tips into a “Something Borrowed” infographic on Discuss Diabetes.…Continue
Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on October 10, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
Check out my new post! And become a follower! http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-bump-in-night.html
Added by Dkinsey on October 4, 2012 at 7:16am — No Comments
New post on how I wear my pump and some suggestions for how to wear yours. irunonbatteries.blogspot.com and become a follower!
Added by Dkinsey on September 10, 2012 at 7:56am — No Comments
Here is a link to my latest blog post on DiabetesSoul.com.
I just celebrated my 50th birthday last month (and 34 years with T1 diabetes). I wanted to do something special to celebrate the big event!
I just got an email from Tandem to say that this super new pump can be ordered starting June 11th.
I just put up a new blog post on the Tandem t:slim. My pump is way past warranty, so I plan to try and get one next week.
Here's a picture of the t:slim that I took recently. It's the first touchscreen insulin pump and smaller than current models. Read …
I know what you're saying. What? But you've always been so satisfied with Medtronic's customer service, Elizabeth! What could they have done to drive you to the point of a total meltdown?
Well, this is what.
In February, I put Eric on MaineCare. Because I do not trust Maine's governor, who seems hell-bent on slashing MaineCare to the bone, I maintained his Anthem policy as well, using what's left of my savings to pay the monthly premium. My thinking was that MaineCare…Continue
I have gotten lots of e-mails and messages from families looking to know what I do with Nikki's pump when we are at the beach. So of course I had to do a "Diabetes Tidbit" about it. I am always concerned about sand and sun at the beach so check out this weeks Tidbit, and I am definitely rethinking those sunglasses!
When it comes to living with Type I Diabetes I'm impatient and frustrated. Since my first insulin shot in 1994 I've looked every day for the announcement for a cure. Sheila Thorne lived with it for over 80 years - receiving her first shot from the discoverer of insulin.
Before Dr. Frederick Banting made his Nobel Prize winning discovery a diagnosis of diabetes meant death - either from starvation or hyperglycemia. Luckily for Sheila Thorn, she was taken to see the pioneering doctor…Continue
My current Animas 2020 warranty expires at the end of this month. I've had some probs with my 2020's - the one I'm wearing now - named George Michael - is my SECOND pump replacement since I started pumping with an Animas 2020. I either must be jixed with machines that go .... PING .... or ??? I just know the…Continue
Palm Springs ½ Marathon Race Report 2/12/12
Two days post race, it’s starting to really sink in that I completed a major goal of finishing a ½ marathon. A year ago, I never would of thought this was something that I could accomplish. A year ago I would have told you that I hate running, that I’m not built to run further than a couple of miles, and that a 10k was probably the top distance that I could accomplish. The major shift in attitude came…Continue
After dinner, I usually wait until right before bedtime to check Benny's blood sugar . But around 7pm last night, he said he was really thirsty. With a BG of 458 I could see why! That's way too high and not a number we see very often.
I started to give a bolus (deliver insulin), but the remote meter kept telling me it couldn't find the pump. "Oh yeah," Benny says. "That's because I don't have it on!" I'd changed the cartridge right before dinner - did I forget to put the pump back on…Continue
Added by Stacey Simms on January 31, 2012 at 2:34pm — No Comments
For more fun photos, videos and pretty pink diabetic and ballet things check out my blog at A Diabetic Ballerina
I was goofing around at Sephora yesterday and found a glorious package of "Boo Boo Bling". They're these plastic jewels that are supposed to be placed overtop of bandaids to make bandaids a little less...bandaid like. I'm not sure who would actually buy them. (Obviously me!) They remind me of the sparkly…Continue