When you live day-in and day-out with diabetes, you often find clever, MacGyver-like workarounds to everyday problems — like using toupee glue to keep a CGM sensor stuck on your arm. Or using a pump reservoir as an insulin source to siphon the stuff off and then inject it with a syringe. Or a D-Mom’s use of one son’s pump to give a bolus-through-priming to another son who doesn’t have his connected. Or using a…Read more »
Living with diabetes is a challenge for anyone, but imagine caring for a family in which six of eight children are living with type 1! Yes, that’s right: A family in Utah has six of eight brothers and sisters living with diabetes, and that could very well be a record (!), though not one that any family desires.
Amazing D-mom Kirsten Schull has been advocating on behalf of her six children with diabetes (CWDs) since…
Pump site rotation has long been an issue for me, and it’s a common one for many PWDs (people with diabetes) that can cause all kinds of craziness when it comes to scar tissue, insulin absorption, and erratic blood sugar levels.
A pumper for 11+ years now (not counting my current pump hiatus), I’ve tried a variety of options — keeping notes of site rotation in my logbook, on a whiteboard calendar, sticky pad notes…Read more »
There are so many amazing folks in the diabetes community who are working day-in and day-out to raise awareness and educate about life with diabetes. Oftentimes, these advocates don’t get the attention they deserve, which is why we’ve launched a brand-new series called “Amazing Advocates” to highlight their work.
This month’s AA is Lexi Newell, a D-mom who works as an event planner in Las Vegas, NV, where she lives with her husband and two…