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Insulin Pump 101

Insulin Pump 101

Medtronic Veo Insulin Pump With technology moving forward at a break-neck pace, it is hard to keep up with all of the new toys and gadgets that come to market on a daily basis. What is the most important piece of technology that you use on a day-to-day basis? For me, the Medtronic Veo Insulin Pump is the most important gadget in my life. It is the machine that delivers insulin to my son’s body over 6 times per day. How It...

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Life Happens

Have you ever made the excuse that life is “too busy” to find time to spend doing something that you enjoy? Guilty!! As you may or may not have noticed, it has been weeks since my last blog post. I totally have legitimate reasons as to why I can’t possibly take time to write a blog or two the past few weeks. Here are a few of my favorites; “I’m just getting settled in at my new job”; “Summer is just...

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Oops, I Did It Again

“Dang. I dropped the lancing device again honey.” “Yeah, it broke.” Lancing devices are a pre-requisite when dealing with diabetes. I’ve seen people test by holding a lancet between their fingers and poking themselves by hand, but I wouldn’t recommend it. That being said, I find it extremely frustrating that if (when) you break your lancing device, it can be so difficult to replace. Let me vent here for a...

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Diabetes Support Groups

One of the days I look most forward to every 4-6 weeks is when our local diabetes support group convenes. It is an opportunity to share the highs and lows (no pun intended) of dealing with our children who are T1D.  A chance to exchange ideas, websites, new products available, and stories of anything and everything T1D. The first meeting I went to was one of the most freeing moments I have experienced since our son was diagnosed. I’m...

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Diabetes – The Exact Science of Carb to Insulin Ratios

Anyone who deals with diabetes on a regular basis knows that insulin to carb ratios change on an ongoing basis. Every time you think you have it dialed in, it seems to throw you a curve-ball. A week of high mornings, a few days of afternoon snack lows, or just an off reading at an unexpected time of day. Wouldn’t be awesome if it were as easy as a generic “one size fits all” algorithm? If there wasn’t a thousand...

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3 Things I Hate About Diabetes

Believe me, there are way more than three things that I hate about diabetes. I’m not sure how many people would take the time out of their day to read “The 47 Things I Hate…”. I’ve chosen the three that drive me the most crazy. 1. Counting Carbs I eluded to it in my inaugural blog post. Counting carbs sucks. That being said, I have found an app that takes any guess work out of it. It is the CalorieKing Calorie...

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Happy Father’s Day

I woke up this morning to a wonderful Father’s Day surprise. Breakfast in bed. Prepared for me by both of my children (with a little help from mom too). As I looked at my fried egg sandwich, I couldn’t help but count the carbs in the back of my mind. “2 slices of whole wheat bread is…. 28g, minus 3g fibre, equals 25g net carbs”. I find myself doing that with everthing that I eat, or anything anyone else is eating...

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