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Balancing Diabetes: 10 Clever tips, tools and useful reminders

It’s great when there are tips or tools that help us remember when to do something or products that make carrying all our “stuff” a bit easier. Little thing can helps us balance diabetes a bit better.

By |2016-12-08T23:26:50+00:00April 24th, 2015|1 Comment

Can You Feel The Vibe?

Vibe is the first and only insulin pump to integrate all the features of the Dexcom G4 display module into the pump itself. That’s right! No need to tote around a separate CGM display. I was given a 2-week trial/demo of the Vibe by Animas in mid-December, and promptly wore it on a one-week family cruise vacation and through the holidays. I must say, having the Dexcom CGM data right on the pump gave me a nice sense of autonomy.

By |2016-12-08T23:26:52+00:00January 7th, 2015|6 Comments

Pumping: Ease Of Use Matters

These days, insulin pumps have sooooooo many features, it’s hard to pinpoint which one is truly best. Each pump has its share of strengths and weaknesses - So, keeping with our practice’s policy of keeping an open mind and offering up objective, practical information, we decided to put each pump’s bolus entry mechanism to the test.

By |2016-12-08T23:26:53+00:00December 4th, 2014|8 Comments

Jenny & Lisa Review the 530G

Medtronic’s new 530G Insulin Pump with Enlite CGM represents the first step towards closed loop technology. 530G is the first pump/CGM combination that acts upon a glucose value automatically, without the user’s intervention. To see if the system is all it’s cracked up to be, we had our Director of Patient Care & Education (Lisa Foster, MSN, RN, CDE) and our Director of Lifestyle & Nutrition Services (Jennifer Smith, RD, LD, CDE) – both experienced pump/CGM users and trainers – wear 530G for several weeks and offer their candid feedback. Here’s what they had to say.

By |2016-12-08T23:26:57+00:00May 30th, 2014|2 Comments

My Diabetes Confession

I think my practice does a pretty good job helping people to meet their diabetes management goals. But quite frankly, my control stinks. My A1c has crept up to nearly 8%, and despite using a pump and CGM religiously, I still experience more than my fair share of lows.

By |2016-12-08T23:27:00+00:00March 21st, 2014|23 Comments
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