Posts in category: insulin pump
Pump, polish, and pockets

Yesterday I asked a complete stranger to pull something out of the front pocket of my jeans. As strange as that sounds, I’m surprised it hasn’t happened sooner. It started when I pulled into the parking lot on my way … Continue reading

The First Three Years on an Insulin Pump.

Today marks three years since I first began using an insulin pump. I can still remember just how excited I was for that initial clinic appointment. I had the feeling of somewhat ‘joining the fold’ with so many other pump users in the DOC. I…

Filling a T:slim Cartridge: The Idiot’s Guide

I must say that one of my ongoing issues with the t:slim has been filling those little pesky black insulin cartridges. The empty cartridges still have some residual air trapped in them, which needs to be drawn out with your syringe prior to filling wit…

Freedom

I feel like my back and shoulders always hurt. There are a lot of reasons for this: my posture, the way I sleep, my workouts, sitting at a desk all day…but I’m also convinced it’s because I constantly carry around … Continue reading

Lesson Learned: Don’t Overfill Your t:slim Cartridges

Yesterday morning after breakfast, after I could no longer ignore the vibrations coming from the needy insulin pump in my pocket, I swapped out the cartridge on my t:slim. I slowly drew insulin from my penfill cartridge into the syringe, filling it all…

Frank’s First Week on the t:slim!

Frank still can’t believe that he has a t:slim tucked away in his left pocket. It feels so surreal. (In his determination to get a t:slim, Frank has even began referring to himself in the third person in his own head, which he really should stop …