After months of waiting, I finally received the world’s first hybrid closed loop system, the Minimed 670G system. Medtronic’s Minimed 670G system is an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor that also has technology to put you in “auto” mode where it will automatically adjust your basal insulin every 5 minutes based on your blood […]
I love my CGM. About 95% of the time it is accurate and it really helps to review trends and see where adjustments need to be made. I have become so dependent on it that I couldn’t imagine my life without it. With that being said, sometimes it REALLY annoys me. I have my high/low alarms set up and every single day of my life I go outside those lines and I get a nice alarm. Sometimes I get an alarm because it has lost my sensor. A lost sensor alarm happens way more than I’d like, especially overnight. Both types of alarms are annoying. I thought I’d make a list of the five WORST timings for the alarms to go off:
Last week, Medtronic revealed their new CareLink CGM reports. I had always wanted access to the same reports that my endocrinologist reviews but never thought to ask Medtronic to make them available. I’m glad others did because Medtronic said they received many requests for these reports. Medtronic released a blog post about the new reports that you can check out here.
Tuesday, I wrote about a topic from Diabetes Blog Week from last year. Last DBlog Week also had another topic that I wanted to revisit and that was the topic on Changes. I wrote about changes I want to see happen but I’d also like to talk about the changes that I’ve seen happen in my 22, almost 23 years with the disease.
Minimed Connect Review: Initial thoughts on the device and app
What one thing does a new mom look forward to more than anything? First smile? First giggle? First diaper blowout (just kidding)? While all those are amazing, I most looked forward to a full night’s sleep (I love my sleep! And I’ve missed my sleep since practically the second trimester-no sleep for me in the […]
About 10 weeks ago, I started to seriously freak out. I was about 24-25 weeks into my pregnancy and my belly was growing. I could no longer use my stomach for my infusion set or my CGM sensor
Last week was a very frustrating week. I started to type a blog entry when I was mad, but my husband talked some sense into me and told me it would probably be better to cool off first. I tweeted a lot about my frustrations but in case you don’t follow me on Twitter, I’ll […]
I’ve always LOVED sleep. I was never one to pull an all nighter in college or stay out until 2AM bar closing time. I could sleep until noon if you let me. I love sleep. I knew that once I got pregnant, I wouldn’t be getting sleep for a while but I had no idea […]
Back in May I upgraded to the new Medtronic 530G insulin pump and Enlite sensor. I started the new pump right away but I waited until I used up some of my old sensors (since Medtronic wouldn’t take back the ones I had bought with the old sensor after upgrading to the new sensor) and […]