Category Archives: Kit & equipment

Living with the Libre – interlude

I’m just typing up my second article about my experiences with the Libre. As always, I got slightly distracted by linguistics. Before I heard it spoken aloud by my consultant, I thought the Libre was pronounced “Leeb-ruh” but apparently, it’s pronounced the “Leeb-ray”. Expert polyglots will correct me, but if it has an upward inflection,… Read More »

Living with the Libre – part 1

Last night I found myself sitting in a lecture theatre in the studenty-bit of the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh. Surrounded by about 175 other type ones (who knew Edinburgh had so many pancreatically-challenged denizens?) we were about to be introduced to Abbott’s flash glucose testing do-hicky – the Libre. Apparently demand for the new device had… Read More »

The machines are taking over

Step by step, little by little, the machines are taking over my diabetes. It started in the mid 1980’s when the traditional family pre-bedtime routine of passing round the test strip came to an abrupt end. For anyone who hasn’t had the pleasure, before there were meters there was a great family game of passing the… Read More »

What’s changed?

Not a right lot by the looks of things. We might have disappeared for two years but on our return our blog posts still offer no useful purpose in society and the comments are a happy mix of abuse and general pedantry. So, aside from having a baby which changed just about everything, has anything actually… Read More »

My pump settings

As I’ve endlessly banged on about on your soaraway Shoot Up’s social media channels; I’m getting a new pump this week. Medtronic’s 640G no less. The thing itself arrived yesterday and I spent an enjoyable (I define “enjoyable” quite widely in this context) evening reading the manual and programming my many and varied basal rates,… Read More »