Finding new and innovative ways to log our diabetes info is all the rage these days. While some companies are manufacturing new gadgets to help us log and track blood sugar readings, medication doses, carb counts and more, many new apps have been created by PWDs (people with diabetes) who live with the overflow of numbers everyday. In fact, these awesome D-entrepreneurs were the inspiration for our recurring Small But Mighty series on grassroots solutions…Read more »
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 »
Since a low blood sugar can hit unexpectedly at any time, we insulin-dependents know that it’s imperative to have some quick-acting sugar on hand just in case.
For me, lows have often been known to hit when I am in the middle of something that doesn’t lend itself to a break — especially when I’m not with my wife, who carries a large enough purse to keep my supplies on hand for quick help if…
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 »
The medium-sized priority mail box arrived by mail the day after Thanksgiving, on Black Friday. A label stating “D-Box” was stuck on the top, hinting at the mystery lineup of “diabetes goodies” inside.
And that moment, right before I ripped the box open, was probably the highlight of my experience with HealthEngage’s new D-Box offering, that’s pitched as a “Diabetes Products of the Month Club.” Inside each box is a hodgepodge of D-item samples that…