Category Archives: Getting it Wrong

Trust & Medical Device Companies – Mutually Exclusive?

I should start this post with some disclaimers… I do work in customer service, and have done customer service training and audits – I take it pretty seriously. I know that the customer isn’t always right and consistency of service … Continue reading

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Diabetes Mind

Sometimes I feel like there is a part of my brain that is dedicated to Diabetes — thinking about random diabetes-related (even if only slightly) all the time, even while all the other parts of life are going on. Of … Continue reading

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This Running Thing

This fall I signed up for a Beginner 5K group organized by my local runner’s shop. It seemed like a good way to get some exercise motivation a couple of times/week and try something new (running). It has been both … Continue reading

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What doesn’t kill you…keeps you alive?

[Long post… want to skip to the “point?”] This has been a challenging summer for training other people to manage the Bear’s diabetes. Since the BHE and I both work full time and we can’t afford to pay $15/hour full … Continue reading

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The View from 2:30 a.m. – DSMA July Blog Carnival

I’ve been thinking about the topic for the DSMA July Blog Carnival — mostly thinking it is impossible: We usually talk about how we deal with different aspects of diabetes, or things that would help us deal with those aspects.  … Continue reading

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Almost, but Not Quite

*with update I often wear either my pump or CGM in visible places — especially in the warm weather since I use my arms for the Dexcom and sometimes for my Omnipod as well. Basically, I wear the devices where … Continue reading

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Lesson learned?

Spoiler: the answer to this post’s title is “no.” Last night I was running low for no good reason. I was fine before dinner but about 20 minutes after dinner my CGM started alarming that I was under 80. I’ve … Continue reading

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