Thursday, January 29, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
"The Medtronic 640G insulin pump/CGM combination has been launched in Australia. (you'll notice that I don't call it an "artificial pancreas" because it's a damn long way from being an artificial pancreas)
Rumor has it that Medtronic is hoping to bring the device to European markets later this year and the US in 2016. Of course, hoping is one thing. Making it happen is another thing entirely."
Monday, January 26, 2015
"Dexcom announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Dexcom G4® PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System with Share. The Dexcom Share receiver uses a secure wireless connection via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) between a patient's receiver and an app on the patient's smartphone to transmit glucose information to apps on the mobile devices of up to five designated recipients, or "followers," without the need for a dedicated docking cradle. These followers can remotely monitor a patient's glucose information and receive alert notifications from almost anywhere, initially via their Apple® iPhone® or iPod® touch and in the future on Android devices, giving them peace of mind and reassurance when they are apart. The "Share" and "Follower" apps will be available on the Apple App Store at no charge."
Click to read this exciting news!!
Sunday, January 25, 2015
A womans story about her battle with Diabulimia. Its unknown by many but it is real and support is out there if you are fighting this condition. Dont struggle alone, seek online support communities, there are people who can help you.
The story of the first human to be injected with insulin.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
I personally think this is the biggest crock of shit. Why in the hell does an insurance company even have the power to override what my DOCTOR says I should do and use to treat my, MY, Diabetes?
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Monday, January 12, 2015
You see I have these tiny little veins and they like to roll around a bit and the one that gets used all the dang time likes to get calluses or something like that and it gets a bit tough. Luckily it has since healed and it doesnt "pop" so hard when they poke it anymore.
When I was pregnant that vein was really abused because of the high level of monitoring you have to have as a pregnant type 1 Diabetic and they used the same one because it seems to be the only one that wants to cooperate.
Anyway I was talking to her about how I had to convince this phlebotomist to use the correct needle. It seemed a bit crazy to me that she didnt believe me. I said that if they didnt get the right one out she wasnt going to draw my blood after I asked very politely. Those giant freaking needles they use for some people typically miss my vein and just thinking about them digging around in my arm trying to nail it makes me want to hurl.
After 14 years of type 1, almost, I think I might know which one works out the best for me and for the person drawing my blood. I actually have no issues with getting my blood drawn, just when they miss and start fishing around. I get super nauseated and feel like I could pass out. Well I dont have no issues, I despise I.V.'s holy hell do those suck.
Do any of you have this issue or have to convince phlebotomists on the size of the needle they need to use on your arm?
Tandem Diabetes just announced it will begin offering a 480 unit insulin pump in the Second Quarter of 2015 as it was just cleared by the FDA!! This is very exciting news for people who need a pump with a reservoir larger than 300 units and is currently the only pump in the USA that offers that large of a capacity! Check it out, go to the link above!
Thursday, January 8, 2015
--I know this blog post is a bit ahead of time but I wanted to be sure to give people enough time to hear about it and be able to make a donation to a Diabetic child in need.--