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When things go wrong, they go wrong



Forty-five minutes into the book talk Arden's CGM was going nuts. Her BG was now rising quickly and the last bolus didn't look like it was going to hold. She tested and we were very aggressive with the next dose, very…

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Added by Scott on November 22, 2013 at 5:10am — No Comments

The Air Left the Room

This post is for anyone that doesn't know what a day in the life of a person living with diabetes is like... This one is for Awareness Month.

Added by Scott on November 5, 2013 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Sure, you can go to the Selena Gomez concert

If you read Arden's Day with any frequency you know that we manage Arden's Bgs with text messages while she is in school, at a friend's house and every other time that she isn't in our physical space. I've written how the process has eliminated so many issues, lowered her A1c and making us all to feel more independent are but two. I am genuinely excited to tell you that we…

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Added by Scott on October 24, 2013 at 7:49am — 1 Comment

Gravity



It took over a week before it hit me as to why I liked the movie Gravity so much - because it reminded me of living with type I diabetes, because I am comfortable with jumping from one situation to the…

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Added by Scott on October 21, 2013 at 8:19am — 2 Comments

First Impressions: New, Smaller OmniPod



When you check out my first impressions of the new, smaller OmniPod be sure to read to the bottom so you can see Insulet's exclusive response regarding their recent issues with…

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Added by Scott on September 5, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Tell Me About Your JDRF Walk

I'd like to begin the Arden's Day Anniversary Week celebration on a charitable note. I thought it would be nice if we shared what we love most about our JDRF walk experiences. Everyone who shares their thoughts in the comment section (at the link) will be entered into a drawing. Later, at the end of the week, Arden will pick one winner and my family will make a $50 donation to your walk…

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Added by Scott on August 12, 2013 at 11:26am — No Comments

Live TuDiabetes interview with Scott Benner, of Arden's Day (that's me)

I hope that you can stop by and say hello, it's going to be a lot of fun!

Time: July 18, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm
Location: TuDiabetes homepage
Website or Map: http://www.TuDiabetes.org
Event Type: live interview, videochat
Organized By: Emily Coles
Latest Activity: 17 hours ago

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Added by Scott on July 9, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments

What do you want to tell diabetes?



This morning on Facebook I found myself wishing that diabetes was a 'someone' instead of a 'something' so I could tell it to go f#^& itself for keeping me up all night. I had a particularly long day working around our house in the heat…

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Added by Scott on July 8, 2013 at 5:57am — 1 Comment

Holy @#%&*$% A1C

Seven years in dog years is what, 49? Well in A1C years, it's 28. Arden has had twenty-eight A1c tests since she was diagnosed and most of them didn't go too well. As I've shared in the past, Arden's A1c began it's journey above nine and drifted lower over the years as I learned how to better manage diabetes. It wasn't until recently that we've made real strides in decreasing that elusive number.

Added by Scott on June 11, 2013 at 6:49am — 1 Comment

Mail Order Medication Exceptions: Did you know?

We are leaving for a family vacation next week so I went online and ordered a few diabetes supplies that we need for the trip. We use a mail order pharmacy and when I placed the order on their site, I was told that our insurance wouldn't allow Arden's Apidra prescription to be refilled until the 9th of June. This normally wouldn't be an issue but since we are leaving only a…

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Added by Scott on June 6, 2013 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

New OmniPod Training Site is Live

Brand NEW OmniPod training video + links to NEW training modules are live on Arden’s Day…

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Added by Scott on June 4, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Super Bolus, I Fear You No More

I just couldn't take it anymore. I'd count the carbs perfectly, pre-bolus at exactly the right time and still there are certain foods that require another bolus an hour later. On the surface you would think that I wasn't administering enough insulin but that couldn't be because every once and a while the bolus would work - but not usually.

Added by Scott on May 29, 2013 at 7:07am — 1 Comment

Arden's Hands are Growing

Yesterday morning I entered Arden's room about an hour before her alarm was scheduled to sound. Her DexCom G4 was asking to be calibrated and so I put a test strip into the OmniPod PDM, turned the MultiClix to a new lance and took my daughter's hand in mine.

Added by Scott on May 23, 2013 at 7:20am — 1 Comment

What Lies Beyond My Understanding

Recently at the 2013 Lilly Diabetes Blogger Summit, I realized that there was a new place where answers about type I lived, a place that I didn't yet understand how to get to. That moment was exciting because it meant that one day I could do an even better job of keeping Arden's BGs in range. I like that idea very much.

Added by Scott on May 13, 2013 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Tears of Insulin



Maybe it was the overwhelming feeling that Arden couldn't live without the concoction or perhaps it was when I realized how many dedicated people it takes to make the insulin that Arden needs so desperately. I'm still not completely sure why the sight of insulin…

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Added by Scott on May 9, 2013 at 6:10am — 3 Comments

Insulet Reports 1Q 2013 Results: New Pod Statement

From Insulet: "In the coming weeks, we expect to begin converting the existing customer base to the new OmniPod and continue to expect the transition to be completed by the end of the third quarter" The rest is at Yahoo.

Added by Scott on May 6, 2013 at 2:26pm — 2 Comments

Sesame Chicken you Motherless $%&^@

I pre-bolused. I counted carbs. I over-estimated those carbs. I set temp basal rates. I did everything that I know how to do and two hours later, it appeared as though my foresight had won the battle. Arden's BG was 150 two hours after…

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Added by Scott on April 25, 2013 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

The Descendants Made Me Cry 3 Times

This past weekend I found myself exhausted but unable to sleep. Remarkably, it wasn't diabetes that was keeping me up (like it did the five nights prior), this night I was trying to stay awake so I could pick my son up from a party at 1 am - so I turned on the television and found that 'The Descendants' was about to begin.

Added by Scott on April 22, 2013 at 9:14am — No Comments

What have you always wanted to say to your child's teacher?

Is there something about type I diabetes that you always wanted to say to your child's teacher but just couldn't? A fact or maybe a personal story? Have you ever dreamt of telling the administrator (that looked at you cross when you asked for an addition to your child's 504 plan) that you haven't slept through the night in countless years? Have you even once…

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Added by Scott on April 17, 2013 at 7:11am — No Comments

This Picture Makes Me Smile

Do you see Arden in the middle of the purple glowing smoke, the one wearing the hat. Arden danced the night away on Saturday during her first Bar Mitzvah without a care in the world...

Added by Scott on April 15, 2013 at 7:56am — No Comments

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