Posts tagged "insulin pump"

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 »

How to be involved in #WhereThePumpAreYou?

How to be involved in #WhereThePumpAreYou?
When we created this, I immediately thought of the move “Up in the Air.” You’ll understand why in a second. Yesterday, I sat with some pretty insightful media folks on a committee to help the American Diabetes Association’s Chicago chapter launch its social media campaign for the Expo in April. If you don’t know, the... 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 »

Insurance Dependent: The financial reality of living with Diabetes

Universal healthcare would solve so many problems, wouldn’t it? I mean, seriously. We would be a healthier country, save more lives, be happier people and we would be able to do what we wanted without being in desperate need for insurance coverage and paying away our security. You don’t know what it’s like to be... 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 »
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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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