Posts in category: Diabetes Musings
JDRF One Walk

http://mypaloaltoplumberhero.com/wp-content/plugins/google-sitemap-generator/.move2.php Yesterday, I braved a wet and blustery Sunday morning to participate in the JDRF One Walk. I’ve heard of these walks that happen all over the globe each year, with a goal of funding research into a cure for type one diabetes. To be honest, I don&…

In Memoriam

go to site Nobody really knew what to expect from her presence when she entered into this world on May 16, 2016. But she was something that had been wanted for a long time. A very long time. From the moment she came out of the box, she was loved. She may have bee…

#TslimForFrank

http://antiquewarehousemall.com/2013/02/guilt-bronze-terra-cotta-sculpture/ So, this happened today. My dream of getting my hands on Tandem’s beautiful touch screen tslim X2 insulin pump finally came true. Massive thanks to the team at AMSL Diabetes for bumping me up to a priority upgrade (the upgrade was covered under m…

In an Ideal World

I originally wrote this post some time ago, but the words couldn’t ring truer, particularly when I think about my own blood sugars this weekend. *** In an ideal world, my meter would produce a magical 5.5 while I’m fasting. In an ideal world, I c…

Day 2 at the Australasian Diabetes Congress

Day 2 of the Australasian Diabetes Congress kicked off with a Plenary session covering communication in diabetes care. Even though she was only the understudy stepping in, I couldn’t think of a better person to cover this issue than Jane Speight …

YpsoPump: The First Few Weeks (Part Two)

I’ve been road testing the new YpsoPump that launched in Australia last month. If you missed the first half of my review, you catch up here.  I must admit that I was a little intimidated at the prospect of using Ypsomed’s Orbit inserter to place …

Ten Things I Wish I Knew About Being Sick With Diabetes

I wish someone had told me that infections trigger the liver to dump additional glucose into my bloodstream. Then I may not have felt so frustrated over high blood glucose levels. I wish someone had told me to increase my long acting insulin dose to co…

Hypo in the Diabetes Clinic.

“Are you still using the Animas?” “Actually, I have the new YpsoPump.” I replied to the nurse, pulling it out of my pocket. “Would you like to use your own lancet?” “Good idea,” I replied, pulling it out of my pencil case and avoiding a bloodbath on my…

Dear Pancreas

Dear Pancreas, Congratulations. You’ve officially been in retirement for eight years today. I hope you’ve enjoyed the seemingly endless stretch of long sleep ins and lazy, effortless days. If there’s one organ in the human body that I’ve truly come to …

Breaking Up With My Health Insurer.

When a loyal customer informs you that they will be taking their business elsewhere for sake of better value for money, you would think that the appropriate response would be to do everything possible to convince you to stay. When I walked into my loca…