Posts in category "Technology"

The beeping, I can't take the beeping

I get in my car. First of all, I can’t stand the snow. Yeah, it’s pretty and all that stuff, but I can’t take the snow. It’s dirty and wet. It make my car slide all over the place; causes wet floors and me (with no balance) almost killing myself, or better yet, bruising something... Read more »

Always plugged in #FirstWorldProblems

Always plugged in #FirstWorldProblems
So I have a hard time sleeping. For those of you who have followed my blog before, or even read a few, you’ll know that I have had a continuous glucose monitoring sensor (CGMS) for a few months now. It looks like a little shell and is taped to my side, usually away from my... Read more »

Bilingual Blog | Google Hangout for the pancreatically challenged & amigos!

Bilingual Blog | Google Hangout for the pancreatically challenged & amigos!
Hola a todos! So, en vez de solamente contestar las preguntas que unos amigos me hicieron sobre Facebook, I’m going to host a Google Hangout para hablar sobre las respuestas que tengo. That’s right, a chill Google Hangout from the comfort of your own home will take place next Thursday, a las 8 p.m. CDT.... Read more »
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Losing your mind! Or maybe just your CGMS sensor.

Losing your mind! Or maybe just your CGMS sensor.
So I run. I tried running every day but it failed because of exhaustion, heat and keeping myself busy with other things. Yesterday, I figured I’d go for a run as the sun was going down. Mind you, I don’t really run more than two miles every time I get out there, but I do... Read more »

Jerry the Bear and other diabetic news

Jerry the Bear and other diabetic news
Jerry the Bear has diabetes. He needs your help to maintain his blood sugar and be injected with insulin when he eats food, like chicken and fish. He has cool sites to inject his insulin and has a lot of friends who wish they had met him years earlier. The bear was created by Hannah... Read more »

It's 2012 already?

It's 2012 already?
This hype over New Year’s resolutions is over done. Seriously. If you can’t keep your goals in order, I don’t want to know you. People should always have goals, both short and long term, don’t you agree? The last two years have kept me busy with resolutions, but I’ve also kept them going. For instance,... Read more »
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The glucose meter is better than the Medic Alert bracelet.

The glucose meter is better than the Medic Alert bracelet.
It never fails. Every time I pull out the glucose meter, someone asks what I’m doing. “Is that a game?” asked a waiter at a diner my family and I were at. “Not at all,” I said. “I’m diabetic.” My mom laughed about it later saying, “Yeah, for this game, all you have to do... Read more »

Getting over the fear of the insulin pump

Getting over the fear of the insulin pump
My cousin just reminded me of something the other day. He, too, has Type 1 diabetes. He wrote on my Facebook wall, after seeing that  I talked to a class at Benito Juarez that he was happy I had gotten over the “pancreas outside the body thing.” I am too. So, for the longest time,... Read more »

Pump hacking is now in service

Pump hacking is now in service
So over the weekend I heard one of the most bizzare things: People can hack into insulin pumps. Ok, I blinked. A few times. Does this mean anything to me? Jerome Radcliffe, a person with diabetes himself, showed how to hack into an insulin pump at a tech conference. I got a tweet concerning this as well... Read more »
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Is it just my imagination?

Is it just my imagination?
Can you imagine if there was no more checking of the blood sugar. No more pill popping. No more injections. No more pumps. No more three-month visits to the doctor. No more carb counting. No more blood sugar levels dropping. No more worries about having or having not insurance to save your pocket and your... Read more »
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    As a person with Type 1 diabetes for the last 20 years of her life, Christina or "Kiki" for short, decided to take it upon herself to write about her findings, experiences and struggles with her disease. Her inspiration to educate people about all types of diabetes can be found communicated in this blog.

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