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…
Despite having 10-12 hypos per month, Scott Bissinger had a problem remembering to carry fast-acting glucose with him. The reason? Lack of what he calls “the portability of glucose.” He knew there had to be a better way, and his proposed solution to the problem won him second place (and $10,000!) in a business venture competition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a senior majoring in Business Administration with…Read more »