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670G Week One: Manual Mode

In my last blog post I told you that I decided to try the Medtronic 670g. Even though being on an insulin pump hadn’t improved my glycemic control in the previous 9 months, I still held out hope for this new pump. My insulin needs didn’t follow a pattern that either I or my doctors could get a handle on, and I was curious whether having the ‘hybrid closed loop system’ take over and make its own decisions minute by minute would do the trick.

More Reluctance by SugarVal

My last post told you about my decision to go on an insulin pump after 13 years as a Type 1 with steadily rising A1Cs, scary low blood sugars, and frustrating highs. My timing couldn’t have been better. The Medtronic 670g ­– the world’s first FDA approved pump to use information from its continuous glucose monitor to make basal insulin adjustments – was on its way to market.

The Culture of Diabetes - MoToMove #20

Look at what we have today: insulin pumps, CGM's we can read on our smart phones, bionic pancreases, support groups and blogs to name a few. Sure, it has taken years of blood, sweat and research to achieve all this. Odd as it may seem sometimes I ask what is it all for anyway?  Is the mission for all the discoveries and technologies to improve the lives of those of us who live with diabetes?

Me and Mary - MoToMove #18

For over twenty years I ran a small exclusive catering business in New York City.  One of my clients was an interior designer who decided to have a series of dinner parties to show off the décor in his new apartment to his top clients.  And so, my mission impossible staff and I rallied uptown to carry out the order.  To tell the truth the apartment was gorgeous but the kitchen, although sleek and beautiful, was not a cook’s kitchen.

A MoTo Move Spirit That Keeps Moving - MoToMove #17

If you are looking for the prime mover of diabetes and exercise look no further than Sheri, as in Sheri Colberg-Ochs, PhD. Sheri has been at the forefront of exercise, sports and active lifestyle for PWD’s for many years. In fact, her first research paper on diabetes and exercise was written when she was twelve years old. The main focus of the paper was herself since, she jokes, she knew everything there was to know about living with T1 diabetes. After all, she had been diagnosed at age four and a half.

Powering Through Pain - MoToMove #15

Sure, it’s easy for me to give you advice on how to get started moving, stay with it, challenge yourself, be inspired to exercise and always be active with a mindful and positive attitude. But recently I found myself in a pinch - a pinched nerve to be more specific - and realized it is not always easy to follow my own advice. Motivating one’s mojo can present resistance.

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