Category: Diabetes Tips

  • Conquering the Road: My 1-Hour Bike Ride with Steady Glucose Levels

    Conquering the Road: My 1-Hour Bike Ride with Steady Glucose Levels

    Embarking on a 1-hour and 18-minute bike ride while maintaining normal blood sugar levels felt like a distant dream a few years back. But today, I’m proud to share that not only did I achieve this goal, but I also did it with the simplicity of enjoying just a half packet of fruit gummies. How?…

  • Secure Your Diabetes Devices: My Take on Mastisol Liquid Adhesive

    Secure Your Diabetes Devices: My Take on Mastisol Liquid Adhesive

    Are you grappling with the all-too-common dilemma of peeling tape from your CGM or infusion set? Today, I’m excited to share a product I recently discovered: Mastisol Liquid Adhesive. Thanks to a gracious sample from Medtronic (See my post on the Adhesive Sampler kit), I’ve discovered the “feels like nothing” effect of this mighty product.…

  • Redundancy Achieved: Adding a Spare Transmitter to My Diabetes Tech Arsenal

    Redundancy Achieved: Adding a Spare Transmitter to My Diabetes Tech Arsenal

    Hello, fellow insulin pump enthusiasts and other curious readers 😃 If you’ve been following my journey, you know I use the Medtronic Minimed 780G Insulin Pump, a sophisticated hybrid closed-loop (HCL) system. Today, I want to emphasize the importance of the transmitter in this setup and why I decided to invest in a backup. The…

  • Fasted Exercise: Mastering Diabetes with Pre-Breakfast Cycling

    Fasted Exercise: Mastering Diabetes with Pre-Breakfast Cycling

    This morning, as the first light of dawn crept over the horizon, I embarked on an adventure that’s become a cherished routine in my life – a bike ride before breakfast. This practice, widely discussed within the diabetes community, is known as “fasted exercise.” It’s a concept that resonates with those of us using insulin…

  • Always Travel with a Bag of Syringes

    Always Travel with a Bag of Syringes

    What If Your Insulin Pump Fails? Insulin pumps are amazing, but like any technology, they can malfunction. If your pump fails, you need an immediate way to continue your insulin therapy. While contacting the pump manufacturer for troubleshooting and potential replacement is a step in the right direction, remember, managing diabetes doesn’t pause for technical…

  • Revolutionize Your Routine: Top 5 Insulin Pump Tips for a Hassle-Free Life

    Revolutionize Your Routine: Top 5 Insulin Pump Tips for a Hassle-Free Life

    Navigating life with an insulin pump can sometimes feel like upgrading from a flip phone to the latest smartphone—it’s a whole new world filled with possibilities, but it definitely comes with its own set of quirks. Just like figuring out all the swipes and taps on your new phone, getting the hang of your insulin…

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