Using my Bolus Wizard

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My current Medtronic pump and previous Medtronic pumps (that I can remember) have all had a nice feature called the “Bolus Wizard”. The bolus wizard was made to help take the mathematics out of diabetes, or at least ease the pressure of needing a math degree to stay healthy. Based on your blood sugar, your carb count, your insulin to carb ratio (I:C ratio) and your correction factor, it will figure out how much insulin you need for a meal or for a blood sugar correction. I rely on it so much now that I’m not sure I could even tell you my I:C ratio (I now have 4 different I:C ratios so that complicates things further).


Medtronic 530G insulin pump and Enlite Sensor review

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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 […]



Diabetes Blog Week – Memories

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Today we’re going to share our most memorable diabetes day. You can take this anywhere…. your or your loved one’s diagnosis, a bad low, a bad high, a big success, any day that you’d like to share. I have gone back and forth on what my most memorable day with diabetes would be.  Obviously my […]


Basal Testing Fun

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It’s the time again-time for me to do the fun basal testing.  For those non Type 1 Diabetics (T1D), basal testing is a T1D’s favorite thing ever.  You have to fast for hours, hoping that your blood sugar doesn’t go too high or too low while not getting any sleep (if you are doing an […]


Airport Security-body scanners and x-ray fun

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Traveling with diabetes is fun.  I’m sure all of you reading this can share in my excitement of traveling with T1D.  Not only do you have to worry if you packed all of your supplies but you also have to worry if the supplies will all fit in your carry-on, or if you decide to […]


Endocrinologists

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I was diagnosed with T1D when I was 9.  I had the best juvenile endocrinologist and nurse practitioner.  Granted, I don’t really recall any advice they gave me or my parents but I remember getting warm fuzzies from them.  When I went to diabetic camp, I remember seeing my nurse practitioner there and she helped […]