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Study Tests Ability of MiniMed 640G to Predict and Reduce Low Blood Sugars

A study finds that the MiniMed 640G system significantly lowered low blood sugar incidences when compared to sensor-augmented insulin pump use in children with type 1 diabetes. When combined with the use of a continuous glucose monitor, the MiniMed 640G insulin pump system offers SmartGuard, a predictive low-glucose management tool. This tool has the built-in ability […]

Risks of diabetics fasting during Ramadan: Hypoglycemia rates w insulin pump v. injections

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study examining the risk of fasting during Ramadan for people with type 1 diabetes compared blood glucose control and the rates of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia between users of insulin pump therapy versus multiple daily insulin injections.

With same training, insulin pumps no better than injections

3 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - - Adults with type 1 diabetes may be able to manage their blood sugar levels just as well with multiple daily insulin injections as they can with continuous insulin pumps, a recent study suggests.

Adjusting to Changes with Diabetes

I’ve been using an insulin pump for almost seven years and it’s unlikely that I will go back to injection pens. However, I know that things change over time and how I feel about things also change, so I will never say that I will never go back to injection pens because the future is […]

Reasons to Love Insulin Pump Tubing

By Kerri Sparling To tube or not to tube? This is a question for many people considering pumps and veteran insulin infusers alike, but the answer is clear: whatever makes diabetes easier is the best option. Let’s take a look at what life with a little tubing is really like. And how, despite preconceptions, infusing […]

OpenAPS Offers Open Source Tools for Diabetes Management

OpenAPS allows a person to use data from their CGM with a small computer to adjust the insulin being delivered through a pump. Read more on MAKE The post OpenAPS Offers Open Source Tools for Diabetes Management appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

“Jerry the Bear” for Kids with Type 1 Diabetes: New & Improved!

Jerry the Bear is a pretty special fella. He isn’t just soft and cuddly. He isn’t just smiley and cute. This bear knows what it’s like to wear an insulin pump and receive insulin injections because Jerry the Bear is a bear with type 1 diabetes. And he’s here to help your kiddos with type 1 […]

What a Difference an Insulin Pump Makes

Back in November 2016, I started on a new chapter in my diabetic journey. The 9th of November was the day I ditched the insulin pens (MDI) and made the change to insulin pump therapy. Over the past few months, I have seen a lot of diabuddies on Twitter also start on various pumps. I […]

LISTEN: Type 1 Diabetic Uses Insulin Pump to Survive Abduction

Brittany Diggs was abducted from her apartment when returning home from work. After multiple failed attempts to rob others, she was placed in the trunk of her car as he continued on his rampage. Listen as she recounts her abduction with Scott, as well as gives a background story to her diabetes diagnosis and her […]

5 Reasons I Believe in Insulin Pump Vacations

I believe in pump vacations (and CGM vacations but I’ll mostly mention pump right now). Now, I love being on an insulin pump and I have ever since that first moment when I was 9 years. That’s when I first went on the pump, almost 15 years ago. It was the days of NPH and […]

Unlikely Item Helped Kidnap Victim Escape Trunk

The Alabama nursing student whose brave kidnapping escape was caught on a gas station's surveillance video last week revealed that her insulin pump played a role in her getaway. In an exclusive interview with the Today show on Monday, Brittany Diggs, 25, said the faint light of her insulin pump...

Kidnap victim Brittany Diggs: Insulin pump aided trunk escape

An Alabama nursing student who was kidnapped and locked in the trunk of her own car told TODAY how she used the light on her insulin pump to find its latch before jumping to safety. Read mores | Comments

Tandem Software Update Now Available Remotely to t:slim Users

In a first for the insulin pump world, Tandem has now announced that their software update will be available to all t:slim users using the older, original software. Following FDA approval, Tandem allowed a small group of 300 users who were still using the original software to test the remote software update tool, and give […]

A Review of the Tandem t:slim X2

I started using the Tandem t:slim X2 insulin pump on December 13 and this review is long overdue. After 2 months, I am mostly happy with the pump. I am comfortable navigating through the menus and have learned a few shortcuts. I like the touchscreen and the “modern” look of the pump. I like knowing […]

WATCH: A Day in the Life of a Type 1 Diabetic

Each day, a person with Type 1 diabetes needs to do different things to stay a live, whether it be poke their finger to test their glucose levels multiple times, take shots, or program their insulin pumps to deliver insulin. They also have to do lots of math to add up the carbohydrate counts in […]

My Second Go’Round with Multiple Daily Injections

I definitely felt hesitant about going back to Multiple Daily Injections when I was contemplating a pump break. I didn’t really have too many fond memories of managing diabetes prior to insulin pumping. Lantus was very uneven and inconsistent the last time I used it. I felt I could never get the dose quite right. […]

How I Manage to Wear My Pump and CGM during MMA Fights

Wearing a CGM and insulin pump can seem like a bit of a headache… at least that was the main reason for me before I started using the Animas vibe insulin pump and Dexcom continuous glucose monitor in February of 2015. I was put off by the thought of having tubing attached to me for […]

Taking a Break From My Insulin Pump: Round Two

I spent two weeks disconnected from my insulin pump last month. It was honestly the best decision I could have made for my diabetes management in the long run. Going back to the simplicity of injections gave me some much needed relief from the stress the pump was inflicting on me, as well as a […]

Makeshift Solution.

Arriving at the hotel last night, I realized my insulin pump needed a swap-and-refill.  I pulled out all the necessary supplies for a pump site change and dumped them onto the hotel bed. The little insulin bottle protector I use keeps my insulin safe(r). Show More Summary

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