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All Blog Posts Tagged 'pumps' (34)

Just when you think you have it all figured out....

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…


Added by Susan Van Abs on February 26, 2015 at 11:33am — 5 Comments

Kaiser Insurance - Wait list for getting child on Pump?

Hi, my son was diagnosed Type 1 this last summer at 10 years old. Fast forward some months and we are thinking he should be on a pump. I mentioned this to our clinic that we work with and I am told there is a wait list of kids who are wanting to go on the pump.

I have no idea of this means. Anyone out there with Kaiser and a Type 1 child? We have an appt next week so I guess we will find out.

Added by tommy on November 21, 2014 at 2:53pm — 6 Comments

Are Insulin Pumps Subject To Hacking?

Are Insulin Pumps Subject To Hacking?

The short answer is that if you own a Medtronic insulin pump that is able to transmit data to a computer, then it is not a secure device. What does that mean? According to numerous news reports dating back to as early as 2008, a hacker has showed a proof of concept device and software hack that can take control of most Medtronic insulin pumps.

In 2011, in Miami, Barnaby Jack of…


Added by rick (aka: #blankieboy) on November 14, 2013 at 6:21am — 3 Comments

Evaluating Sports "A Diabetes Tidbit"

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Added by Julie on June 14, 2013 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Where To Test "A Diabetes Tidbit"

where to test blood sugars has never been an issue for us because we choose to test anywhere, listen to Nikki and Maddy talk about where it's ok to test! Please feel free to share our diabetes tidbits with your community

where to test "A Diabetes Tidbit "

Added by Julie on May 16, 2013 at 6:56am — 1 Comment

Viber "A Diabetes Tidbit"

While traveling internationally we were concerned with staying connected to Nikki who was with us but staying with a group of girls and our sons who also have diabetes and were in the states. We tried several different international phones and packages and the one thing that worked for us that kept us connected so we could monitor Nikki's diabetes and stay connected with our sons was totally FREE, check out this really cool App and this week's diabetes tidbit

Hope it helps you when…


Added by Julie on April 17, 2013 at 10:02am — 1 Comment

Airport Security and Traveling With Diabetes "A Diabetes Tidbit"

We are getting ready to travel international and I am learning lots about traveling with diabetes. I love traveling with drink boxes but there are limitations on what you can bring with you and I was told they can explode in the airplane cabin. So i was given another suggestion along with suggestions on getting my daughter through security smoothly. Check out this weeks diabetes tidbit…


Added by Julie on March 25, 2013 at 1:31pm — 2 Comments

I Want A Do Over "A Diabetes Tidbits"

We all deserve a do over check out this weeks Diabetes tidbit

I Want A Do Over

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Added by Julie on February 26, 2013 at 10:11am — No Comments

To pump or not to pump?

Hello world,

My name is Ali. .. I am 21 - and my world got tipped on it's end last September 25th when I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes...

I did really well for the first few months! I had consistent bg levels in the low 100's, etc - and then the Christmas invasion of candied confections hit; wonderful pies, and other such sweetness hit me like a train of temptation bound for diabetes hell.

I injected a lot of insulin - and I gained weight. A lot of the weight… Continue

Added by Ali on February 18, 2013 at 10:31am — 8 Comments

Super Diabetics

Today's the day...Super Bowl Sunday. Where people in America eat tons of junk food and watch commercials. Oh and there's a football game too. But today, in Colorado Springs, also marks an annual event where 100's of athletes flock to downtown in hopes of winning their own game...The game of running.

This year, I participated in a Super Bowl 5K with a few friends. I was also introduced to another Type 1 diabetic. Standing around waiting for the start gun, we were talking about pumps. I…


Added by caseylynn39 on February 3, 2013 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Regroup and a cool learning website "A Diabetes Tidbit"

It's a new year and the perfect time to regroup and check on a few things, i also found this wonderful learning center for children with diabetes forms and information that is really helpful .

please feel free to share with your community.

Added by Julie on January 16, 2013 at 9:36am — No Comments

Hump Day Pump Day Tandem T:Slim

Check out the newest insulin pump!

Added by Dkinsey on October 3, 2012 at 7:27am — No Comments

What Would You Do If Diabetes Was Cured?

New post on my blog! What would you do if diabetes was cured?? Check it out

Added by Dkinsey on September 6, 2012 at 8:41am — No Comments

The Progression of Insulin Pumps

Post is on my actual blog check it out!

Added by Dkinsey on July 31, 2012 at 8:09am — No Comments

5 Things you should do before school starts "A Diabetes Tidbit"

Here's 5 diabetes tips that can really help you have a successful school year.

Please feel free to share our "Diabetes Tidbits" with your friends and family.

Added by Julie on July 18, 2012 at 10:46am — No Comments

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

Keeping Your Meter Warm During Winter Sports "A Diabetes Tidbit"

If you like cold weather you might like this diabetes tidbit on "How to keep your meter warm" during out door sports!

Added by Julie on January 10, 2012 at 1:45pm — No 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

Don't Be Afraid Of The App's A "Diabetes Tidbit"

If you are like me you might be overwhelmed with some of the new technology that keeps coming our way, here are somethings that i have found interesting. If you like our Diabetes Tidbits, please feel free to share with your communities. For up to date tidbits be sure to like us on facebook.

Added by Julie on November 23, 2011 at 11:14am — No Comments

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