Book Review of Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified: An Essential Guide for Everyone Pumping Insulin

March 8, 2012

Diabetes can be tough. Shots, testing blood sugar, meal plans, doctor visits… The list goes on. Thanks to new developments in diabetes technology, much of this can be simplified through the use of an insulin pump. To many, the insulin pump and insulin pump therapy is new territory and may seem confusing. Luckily, author Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, an expert in insulin pump therapy has written¬†Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified: An Essential Guide…


Insulin Pump Tip: Change your infusion site or risk infection!

June 14, 2011

If you are anything like me, you hate paying through the nose for diabetes supplies. Even with insurance supply costs are through the roof! These costs skyrocket even higher if you are on insulin pump therapy. But who wouldn’t use an insulin pump? Studies have shown that when using an insulin pump to control diabetes, the risk of complications down the road are dramatically decreased. So because of this, many…


Look out pumpmers it looks like the next iPhone will be integrated with an insulin pump!

April 15, 2011

Okay, I will confess. I made that headline up. The headline could actually have read something like ” new insulin pump takes visual ques from Apple.” The new Cellnovo insulin pump definitely looks more a like product Steve Jobs would don his mock-tee to announce. Yet, without much fanfare, the Cellnovo insulin pump system had come onto the scene. It definitely has an interesting product name, so let’s see what…


There will never be a cure for Diabetes…

February 15, 2011

I’ll start off by saying that I am generally a pretty optimistic guy. I would like to think that I have a positive outlook on like and try not to become discouraged when things go wrong. The other day I read another article that promised a cure for diabetes was “just around the corner”. Sorry big media, I’m not buying it. Every year, even multiple times a year, the big…


7 Essentials to Managing Your Diabetes

Diabetes is a rampant disease that is affecting more people every day, but there is no need to panic when diagnosed with diabetes. Luckily, advances in modern technology make diabetes a manageable condition and by following a few simple guidelines you can keep your diabetes under control. When you are first diagnosed with the disease, you will likely take the news hard. Let’s face it, it’s bad news and can…

January 24, 2011

How not to monitor your blood sugar

Have you ever felt like just taking a vacation from your diabetes? I know I have. In fact, I have taken multiple days off from diabetes. This is not recommended. My blood sugar felt constantly high, and I could feel it. So What do I do? I blind bolus using my insulin pump, hoping that I took enough to bring me down from the mid-400’s. Dry mouth and thirst set…

January 18, 2011

Insulin Pump Therapy 101

Insulin Infusion Pump
December 21, 2010

So what’s the big deal with insulin pumps? You’ve heard people raving about how great insulin pump therapy is, but you might not ho why. One of the biggest reasons is that it gives you more insulin dosing options. Traditional insulin injections occur only a few times daily, while insulin infusion pumps allow you and your doctor to set basal that change throughout the day. Some insulin pumps even offer…