Bring out cake, candles, streamers and booze! My pump – Englebert Pumperdinck – is a year old today. Technical he’s not, I’m not actually sure how old my pump is. But I have now been pumping for a whole year, so I imagine that amounts to pretty much the same thing. So what are my… Read More »
Years ago I wasn’t diabetic. I also did lots of rock climbing, was therefore relatively fit and didn’t have greying hair. In addition I was also pleasingly thin and didn’t have the layer upon layer of walrus-like blubber that now encases my repulsive Mr Creosote body. Or something like that. Since going on the pump… Read More »
The day has come! Finally there is viable competition in the integrated pump and CGM marketplace. After more than 5 years of monopoly status for Medtronic, Animas have finally gained CE mark approval for their Vibe pump with integrated Dexcom CGM. Apparently it will launch first in United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Sweden. According… Read More »
Today is my birthday and I got the second most exciting present ever. The first most exciting present arrived 4 years ago in the shape of my first ever insulin pump. What a fabulous bit of kit. You can keep your iphones, laptops, satnavs and other gizmos. For me, the most life-changingly, health improvingly, fabulous gadget… Read More »
Readers with a memory slightly longer than your average goldfish may dimly recall that I before I started on my pump I made some predictions about how I thought a pump might benefit me. So four months after starting said pump, have these predictions come true? Basal rates I mentioned that like most of the… Read More »
This bewildering cry is still heard on occasion in the antiquated backwaters of diabetes care. If you’re dealing with such out-dated, antediluvian attitudes to providing pumps, a little bit of help is at hand. (Don’t get too excited, no one won the lottery and agreed to give everyone a free pump, but it’s a little… Read More »
Tim & Alison talk about where they put their pump infusion sets and demonstrate how to do a set change (sort of).
Never one to look on the bright side of life, my pump continues its series of whinges about how awful I am to live with and how terrible life is for a pump along with the inevitable feeble threat to sell my secrets to the world. It’s pitiful, it really is… I’m not a happy pump. She’s… Read More »