For about a week or two, my Animas insulin pump has been “unpriming” itself. What that means is: every couple of days, I get an alarm that says, “pump not primed” which means it’s not giving me insulin. (Turns out, that’s kind of a problem). Once I reprime the pump, it works perfectly. While a [...]
Explanatory note: If you’re the owner/wearer of a continuous glucose monitor or insulin pump, this post will make much more sense to you. If not, bear with me, and I’ll try to explain. Last year, I became the proud owner of a Dexcom CGM and an Animas pump. For humor’s sake, I named my CGM [...]
Tuesday, I wrote a post about diabetes nirvana and referenced the infamous “Fight Club” quote. Here was my four-day graph on Tuesday’s post: Here is my CGM’s graph on Wednesday: I learned my lesson. No more talking about Fight Club.
My first (and only) no-hitter. No matter what the Humalog bottle says, insulin still works best at least 15 minutes before meals. Less carbs mean less spike AND a smaller waist. Double bonus. The “beep” is essentially useless when you’re in an exhausted, deep, slumbering sleep. But if you put it under your pillow, the [...]
So today, two special things are happening. For starters, I’m celebrating two years with my love, Steven, whom I frequently refer to as “the boy.” He’s wonderful and amazing, and we met at a St. Patrick’s Day party two years ago. He was coming out of the bathroom, and I was talking with a mutual [...]