All Blog Posts Tagged 'pump' (217)

A Fun Game To Play When Changing Your Site! "A Diabetes Tidbit"

We always try to make changing insulin pump sites fun by coming up with ways to make it a positive experience. Check out how Nikki's does it!

Added by Julie on January 15, 2012 at 1:05pm — 4 Comments

Almost Dying in Your Sleep = Scary

Last night sucked.

I'm not exaggerating on this one. I almost died last night. My blood sugar was low enough that I was cold sweating and completely unresponsive to my wife trying to wake me up at 0300. Somehow she was able to kick me hard enough to get me into a stuper and into the…


Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on January 10, 2012 at 9:03am — 10 Comments

type 1, with future dialysis, in need of support!!!!

Hello 2012, and my fellow diabetic world of friends on here!! I hope and pray that 2012 is a great year for everyone, including myself! I have had type 1 for several years, i believe I was 16 when I was diagnosed?? I am now, 36, so that would be almost 20 years of having this wonderful disease! When I was first diagnosed, I did what I was suppose to do, followed diet, took medicine, and checked my blood sugars faithfully. And as time went on, I decided that I didn't need the medicine, nor to…


Added by Lori Marie on January 4, 2012 at 1:14am — 3 Comments

The Older I get...

The less I feel like doctors want to listen to me.

I have hit a wall in my search for a doctor who will acknowledge that I know just as much if not MORE than he does. This latest doctor is the worst! Not only is he the worst, he loves himself WAY TOO MUCH. He says that he is working with Minimed, consulting with them to change things, but the changes he suggests do NOT coincide with how I manage my diabetes. As a matter of fact, it leaves everything to the doctor…


Added by Bethanne Strasser on January 3, 2012 at 5:57am — 9 Comments

When The Insulin Pump Crashes

It's always my biggest fear that we will be traveling and something will happen to one of our childrens insulin pumps. I try to prepare for that happening but even with all of my preparations I missed something oh so important! Check it out, and feel free to share our diabetes tidbits, bite size pieces of information that have helped us along the way.!

Added by Julie on January 2, 2012 at 12:12pm — 4 Comments

Oscar (my pump)

So three years ago I switched. I used for almost 15 years my injections yet I needed to change. I'm going to be honest. It wasn't first choice at all. I actually didn't want that enormious thing on body!

Now 3 years later I realise that it was one of the better choices I made so far. My life is much eassier. I call my pump always as a male. reason? No idea at all. Yet I gave him the name oscar. Yes might seem stupid but together we're fighting against that big monster which becomes…


Added by Miss positive on December 30, 2011 at 8:35am — No Comments

Well... that's a first

Well this was interesting to say the least and an unwelcome interruption to studying. Easier to blog with high BG than it is to study

"Just had a first w/ my pump. My infusion site completely clotted off. It was a new site as of 0600 today too. My bg started to rapidly spike w/o any response to infused…


Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on December 10, 2011 at 9:57am — 3 Comments

Dear Government...Please get involved in your area

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…


Added by Barb Wagstaff on November 15, 2011 at 2:57pm — 6 Comments

Early TuAnalyze Survey Results Show Members Having Serious Problems with Devices

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…


Added by TuAnalyze Team on November 1, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Take our new survey on device use!

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…


Added by TuAnalyze Team on October 27, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments

LADA Update...

Hello all!!

So, it's been quite a few months.. again..

I've just been so busy!! Life just takes off... =) in a good way, I suppose.

Anyway, so the last time I wrote to you all, was to tell you about how my health has been for the past two years.. well let me tell you what it's been like for these past few months..

My new endocrinologist did confirm that I was misdiagnosed as Type 2, and really am an LADA patient (and how appropriate it is to talk about it… Continue

Added by RissaMae83 on October 17, 2011 at 7:33pm — 1 Comment

Humalog versus Novolog: My initial experience in changing insulin

I've been using Humalog since I was diagnosed and always had really good results with it. After my last Cut The Crap postingand writing about the more rapid onset of action with Novolog I was curious to try it. I talked to my endo last week at my clinical trial appointment and he gave me a couple sample vials to try. I'm on my 2nd pump cartridge full (will be empty… Continue

Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on October 11, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

My latest a1c is down to 6.6......but the OmniPod must go.

Dear friends, it has been a while since my last post. Iv'e been working hard and it has paid off. I have increased muscle mass and my stamina is the best it has ever been. Through all this, my OmniPod system was there for me....until I became more active than these things can handle. Too many occlusions, because I don't have enough adipose fat tissue to play with, and way too many bad pods. Though Insulet corp has been kind in replacing the bad pods, those were extra holes that I had to make on… Continue

Added by Gluke Skywalker on September 26, 2011 at 8:41pm — No Comments

What I Eat

Hey all! It's been a crazy week. This week and next week are exam weeks and also clinic time with practice physical examinations. I've been really busy. The blog post went up on and I got a lot of responses. Most thinking it's rubbish, but positive comments on there are few and far between.

My most recent post is in response to some recent emails asking about my diet and how my diabetic diet affects my bodybuilding. I have an A1C of 4.9, so what I'm doing may not be… Continue

Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on September 20, 2011 at 9:31pm — No Comments

gre gmat diabetes

Hi folks,

Just went round and round with ETS and Prometric Testing Services about my pump and taking the GRE. WHAT A HASSLE. I finally got into my car, drove down to the testing office and explained the situation. They were so nice!! They said that I could keep my pump on (as long as I silenced the alarm), and that I could keep my snacks and testing equip. in their office (not in the testing area).

Just an fyi - if you talk to them directly, they're a bit more reasonable. ETS… Continue

Added by Bunny on September 19, 2011 at 4:36pm — 1 Comment

What a Crappy Diabetes Day

Yesterday was one of those crappy diabetes days where nothing went right, everything I did was wrong and nothing I tried to do was correct. It turned into a pretty decent blogging day because I just had to vent or my heart was going to explode.

This has been one of those diabetes days where… Continue

Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on September 17, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Cutting it close

Yeahhhhh.... this is going to be wayyyy too close for comfort. Picture of what I'm talking about on the blog.

Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on September 16, 2011 at 11:40am — 2 Comments

BG in free-fall, what's up with that?

So there was some SERIOUS weirdness going on with the BG readings tonight.

5:15 PM, I did a quick check of the CGM and was surprised to see it showing readings in the mid-200s. Eric hadn't eaten since lunch and I was anticipating a low, not a high. Took his BG and found it at 288. On a hunch, took a blood ketone reading and found it at 0.3 -- not worrisome, but I was expecting a flat-out 0.0, and in tandem with the high BG it made me suspect a failed site. Looked at the site and,… Continue

Added by Elizabeth on September 10, 2011 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

We're done, we've split, don't call me - at least not 'til you're older!

My Dexcom 7 CGM and I have had nine days and nights together and we've parted ways. And, as if it knew I was not happy with it, it gave me one last kick in the teeth coughing up its last numbers.

I met a friend today for brunch in Manhattan. I walked from my apartment in Brooklyn over the Brooklyn bridge and then took a subway to the cute little Italian bistro where we were meeting. The walk took about 90 minutes.

After being seated and looking at the restaurant menu I… Continue

Added by Riva Greenberg on July 31, 2011 at 4:30pm — 13 Comments

HELP!!! I want to love my CGM but I'm learning to hate it!

I put on a Dexcom 7 CGM almost a week ago. It's the first time I've worn a CGM. I've toyed with the idea for a year. I don't wear an insulin pump - never have - but I thought a CGM could be a real help. I don't wear a pump because I'm very disciplined, and with frequent testing and injections my A1c stays in the high 5s. Of course that also means I have my fair share of lows: that's where the CGM comes in. All I want it to do (am still wearing it, till the sensor stops) was catch the lows… Continue

Added by Riva Greenberg on July 28, 2011 at 4:49am — 4 Comments

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