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The Flatliner's Club

I recently discovered the Flatliner's Club club on TuDiabetes.org. The club is described thusly: A club to share your success and not so successful trends graphs (all graphs time wise are welcome, 1hr to 24hr) from your CGM or Glucose Meters... I started up some conversations that at first seemed confrontational. Quite frankly, I missed the second sentence in the club's description. "Post your trends, don't be bashful. There are not many things better in a diabetics life than discussing…

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Week 3 with an insulin pump

Tomorrow will mark my third week with an insulin pump. I had originally meant to blog my daily or weekly experience with the Accu-Chek Combo but I just did not have the time. I had too many work and home life activities. My first week was the best. Even though I had a lot of hypo episodes I felt more free. My first weekend with the pump I was able to eat pizza; something I have not done in a…

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Insulin pumps may not be the best thing for me

I am beginning to feel that an insulin pump isn't right for me. It's been almost two weeks since I started using my insulin pump and I still have no clue if my basal and bolus rates are correct. I have worked with a certified diabetes educator (CDE) from Roche to get my basal rate set. The first few days were challenging. I got a lot of hypos, requiring lots of treatment with smarties. The CDE considered the data unreliable…

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On a good day

It's mornings like the one I just had that I wish I had more of. Morning's filled with inspiration and creativity and excitement. Then later, the creativity is used up, at least for the day, and I feel a bit down.…

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