Tag Archives: insulin pump

Postprandial Spikes

You’d think after 27+ years with diabetes, I’d have this figured out by now. But I clearly do not.  Most recently I am struggling quite a bit with postprandial spikes.  Roller coaster spikes most of the time. My Endo put … Continue reading

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Guest Post: My Mom

I recently asked my mom if she would be willing to write a guest post for me on what it is like to be the parent of a Type 1.  I wanted to hear her perspective on how that day in … Continue reading

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Time for a Change?

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time you know that I have been on a Medtronic pump off and on since 1998.  I’ve only taken a break twice.. the first was in 1999-2000 because I went into … Continue reading

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Kudos to Medtronic

I started a new job earlier this year, and as a result my insurance changed. I now have coverage with a large national carrier, but one that apparently a lot providers choose to not deal with. Don’t get me wrong, … Continue reading

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Girly talk

Ok, guys, you may want to skip this particular post .. not because inappropriate, but because … well….. it won’t apply to you. 🙂 And the whole TMI thing….. So having been diabetic now for 24+ years, it’s only been … Continue reading

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Evolution of my diabetes

I never realize just how dependent I’ve become on my diabetes technology until I have to go without it. I have lived with diabetes for almost 24 years (as of next month.) And in those 24 years, to say the … Continue reading

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Lows… and Pizza :)

Last night I had a wicked low (for some reason that phrase reminds me of you, Kerri!) .. I knew something was wrong when I was having a hard time focusing, and started to feel sick to my stomach. I … Continue reading

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Trying not to fall off my soapbox

Let me just throw this out there and move on …. We are “supposed” to change our pump sites every 2-3 days. I do not. I usually make it 5-7 days. Sometimes even longer. I have a lot of scar … Continue reading

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Clips

I’ve been pumping on and off since 1998… and it’s always been with a Medtronic pump. I don’t remember ever having issues with the clips before, but it seems like I’m going through them pretty quickly lately – not sure … Continue reading

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“You ok, Mommy?”

My 2 year old twins are now starting to see my diabetes … they of course don’t understand it yet, but they are paying attention. Lately, every time I check my blood sugar, one of them will ask me, “You … Continue reading

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