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Ten years ago this January 31st, my son, Westin, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes. He was two years old and we have zero type 1 diabetes in our families. I remember, after being admitted into the hospital that Monday night, all the doctors and interns coming in to ask us the same questions over and over again. (Eventually, that is what they do in a… Continue

Added by Michelle Curtis on November 14, 2009 at 6:13pm — 2 Comments

Are insulin pumps dangerous?

So this fabulous article was published saying the insulin pumps can be dangerous. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-nat-insulin-pumpsmay05,0,5969969.story Of course EVERY news media in the country has picked it up. So I just got my first call from a relative to "let me know"...THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP! Being type 1 diabetic is dangerous!!! Where is the news about that? Insulin is life support. I happen to think that an insulin pump is still the best form of delivery. Sure, if it… Continue

Added by Michelle Curtis on May 5, 2008 at 6:10pm — 1 Comment

Using the Arm for Sensors Update

The arm works great! We lasted 8 days, just like before we had our problems with the sensors in his buttocks. YEAH~!!!!

Added by Michelle Curtis on November 28, 2007 at 1:11pm — No Comments

MM Sensors

We have been battling a no win battle with our MM sensors for the last few months. They have gone from lasting at least 6 days, usually a few more days, to getting almost 4 days, sometimes a few hours more. In a moment of shear frustration, I emailed MM with my disappointment. They emailed back saying I would have to call technical support for troubleshooting.

Since that email we have moved to the arm to see if it makes a difference. We are only on day 2, so I can't say…

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Added by Michelle Curtis on November 20, 2007 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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