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    A internet journal from one of the first T1 Diabetics to use continuous glucose monitoring.

    Copyright 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

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So it’s World Diabetes Day today. I’m not sure if it’s appropriate to wish anyone a “happy” World Di … more

Download of CGM the last week of MDI therapy:First couple of days on the Snap pump:OK, I know. There … more

Getting one wasn’t a Snap at all. It took me 1 year, 2 months, 13 days, and 7 hours; but I fina … more

I was finally beginning to feel my old self again. Instead of making energy to do things, I had ener … more

The email was from one of my sisters. Not one of my two biological sisters, but from one of my thous … more

The head nurse regarded me carefully with her steel-blue eyes. ‘You’re looking rather pale,’ she sai … more

LostLifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles May 17, 2014, 5:58 pm
I’ve lost something. Me.Everyone else says they can see me. But I can’t seem to find myself.It’s an … more

It was an odd call, to say the least. On the other end of the line was a nurse who works for my pati … more

My iPod alarm goes off, playing the funky Xylophone beat that greets me every morning. Of course, i … more

Tonight without CGM for the first time since 2005 thanks to piss-poor customer service from Dexcom a … more

I was ambushed in the hallway not ten paces from the door. I had slipped in the ambulance entrance b … more

I can’t believe I just taxied right off the fucking runway. One moment I’m headed for the terminal, … more

The bullet hit me just below my rib cage, punching out a huge section of my liver and collapsing my … more

I’m standing in the kitchen, but I haven’t a clue why I’m there. Again. I mean, I got up out of bed … more

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Giving upLifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Oct 28, 2013, 5:58 pm
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When I was a kid, we put three guys on top of a bomb and lit the fuse. Oh, the ‘we’ I’m referring to … more

See anything wrong with these two pictures?In exhibit A, you’ll see the frickin’ tSlim is showing th … more

Male employee to female coworker of equal status: ‘Hey, I like your outfit today. It looks really cu … more

I wore the final Snap body I was given as part of my review to nearly the last drop of insulin. With … more

Decision timeLifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Aug 19, 2013, 12:58 pm
While no pump system is perfect, in my opinion, the Snap is the best insulin pump system on the mark … more

I like a lot of things about the Snap. But are there things it needs to be better? Damn straight. It … more

The top ten best things about the Snap:1) Getting insulin for a meal is fast.2) Filling it with insu … more

This is how it should be: If you fill a cannula a pump knows you’ve just changed your site. That sho … more

Status reportLifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Aug 13, 2013, 12:58 pm
Status reportYesterday we talked about what happens if you take a left turn from the home screen: Yo … more

Press any button to wake up the Snap, then hit the left button to get to the graph.The graph?Oh, yes … more

Pumps get dropped. It’s just part of life for a pump. And pump companies warn you that if your pump … more

Mine is bigger than yours isMen spend a lot of time comparing sizes. Who has the bigger salary. Who … more

Snap won’t let me set a 65% temp rate, damn it. It’s making me choose between 63% and 69%. WTF?Being … more

The Snap has twice the brains of any other pump in the world because it has a memory chip in the con … more

My hosts were astounded. ‘You actually read the manual? The whole manual?’Well, yeah. Sure. Of cours … more

Now back on Day Two of this little project I mentioned that the Snap pump lets you choose how you wa … more

The body had been dead for a few days, but luckily for me, it hadn’t started to decompose yet. I had … more

I think it’s no secret that most of us use the backlights on our D-gear to find the bathroom at nigh … more

♪♫♪♪♫ So Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away – ♪♫♪♪♫–Paul Simon, 1973Readers ha … more

There’s something funny about a box of infusion sets from Asante. Here take a look: How many di … more

Just as I walked into the new clinic’s 1,000-square-foot pharmacy, the alarm went off. It was a wail … more

I’m annoyed at the location of the temporary basal rate menu in the Snap, but I don’t know if this w … more

So in many ways the Snap is pretty Snapalicious. What I like about it best so far is that it lets me … more

You’ve been staggering around, lost in the Sahara for four days, ever since your plane ran out of fu … more

I cannot tell you how long it takes to prime my 43-inch infusion set tubing on the Snap. My reflexes … more

Wow. This thing is light. When I first held the Asante Snap in my hands, I thought they had handed m … more

Asante is rolling out their new pump starting in the Northeast. They tell me they hope to be nationw … more

The Snap is the new-kid-on-the-block insulin pump. It’s also a whole new kind of insulin pump. Which … more

Oh, Snap!LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Jul 15, 2013, 12:58 pm
I couldn’t have made this up if I tried: About 15 minutes before the start of the clinic all-staff m … more

Confession: I don’t have an endo. Yeah, I know, I know—we are all supposed to have one. But, frank … more

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