Posts in category: insulin pumps
Review: Two Months with the Tandem t:slim x2

It’s hard to believe that I’ve only been using my t:slim for two months, because it already feels like much, much longer. In the short time we’ve been together we’ve enjoyed pizza nights, springtime basal adjustments, travel, work and will soon be cele…

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 …

Dawn Phenomenon, Spring Style.

My levels have been a bit of a mess over the past couple of weeks. A few weeks ago, I began to notice my blood sugar levels slowly but steadily rising through the night. I found myself waking up to blood sugars of 8 or 9 at around 2am and giving a corr…

In Memoriam

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…

Trust.

When I first started on an insulin pump two years ago, my diabetes educator prescribed me with insets. During those initial weeks, site changes were an awfully overwhelming experience, causing several hours of anxiety following each change. The pressur…

V-Go Insulin Pump Launches in Australia!

Also launched alongside the t:slim x2 insulin pump at the Diabetes Congress last month was the V-Go disposable insulin delivery device. It’s been available in the US since 2012 through a company called Valeritas, and AMSL diabetes have signed on …

Dressing for Diabetes

Most of the time my insulin pump sits clipped safely inside the left pocket of my track pants, pyjama bottoms, jeans or shorts. I’m pretty grateful that pockets are the norm in most of the clothes that I purchase these days. I’ve tried clip…