Traffic Jam, Niederrhein-Style

For those of you wondering, yes, we are in Europe. Despite a mix-up with our “family row” on the airplane and the lack of those wonderfully distracting little individual seat-back TVs we were counting on to keep the kids busy, the flight went surprisingly well. Which means, of course, that the little ones slept for about 5 hours. Whew!
I should mention that Airport Security made no notice whatsoever of my OmniPod. I was a…

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The Other iPort

Let me start by saying that unlike Apple’s wall-mounted docking station for the iPod, this product is not for everyone. The other iPort stands for injection port, a little extended-wear doohickey that attaches to your skin for easy injecting, without the need for repeated skin punctures. If you’re already a happy insulin pumper, take a pass. If, however, you’re newly diagnosed, just getting used to injections, or want a “vacation” from your pump, this may…

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Test Strips in the Sandbox

FOUND at the Tenderich household on a typical day (this was last Tuesday):
test strips in the washing machine – 3
on the stairs – 2
on the bathroom counter – 4
in jeans pockets, front and back – 6 (admittedly, those jeans hadn’t been washed for a while)
on floor in kids’ rooms – 1
on floor of MiniVan – 2
in MiniVan cupholders – 3
in microwave oven – 1 (the stench of…

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OmniPod & Navigator: When’s the Wedding?

How sweet would it be to have a tubeless insulin pump that also “talks” to a state-of-the-art CGM (continuous glucose monitor)? It may be coming sooner than we think…
Obviously, Insulet Corp. and Abbott Diabetes Care are in bed together: the integration of Abbott’s FreeStyle glucose meter into the OmniPod wireless insulin pump was a stroke of genius, as far as I’m concerned. Many of you also noticed that Insulet made mention of Abbott’s new…

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OmniPod & Navigator: When’s the Wedding?

How sweet would it be to have a tubeless insulin pump that also “talks” to a state-of-the-art CGM (continuous glucose monitor)? It may be coming sooner than we think…
Obviously, Insulet Corp. and Abbott Diabetes Care are in bed together: the integration of Abbott’s FreeStyle glucose meter into the OmniPod wireless insulin pump was a stroke of genius, as far as I’m concerned. Many of you also noticed that Insulet made mention of Abbott’s new…

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