Tag: Medtronic 780G Insulin Pump

  • 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?…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • A Day in the Life: Refilling My Insulin Pump Reservoir

    A Day in the Life: Refilling My Insulin Pump Reservoir

    This morning, I was greeted not by my alarm but by the persistent beeping of my Medtronic 780G insulin pump, alerting me to a low reservoir. With only 3 units of insulin left, it was clear: today was insulin tank refill day. Typically, I’m vigilant about checking my insulin levels before bed to avoid interruptions…

  • Smart Decisions and Smart Tech: Managing a Delayed Blood Sugar Spike with My Insulin Pump

    Smart Decisions and Smart Tech: Managing a Delayed Blood Sugar Spike with My Insulin Pump

    Managing diabetes requires a delicate balance between monitoring blood sugar levels and responding appropriately to fluctuations, especially after meals. Last night’s experience with a high-carb dinner and my Medtronic 780G Insulin Pump underscores the importance of understanding one’s body and leveraging technology to manage diabetes effectively. This post explores the nuances of managing a delayed…

  • Fewer Pricks, More Precision: The Benefits of the 780G Insulin Pump

    Fewer Pricks, More Precision: The Benefits of the 780G Insulin Pump

    For those of us on the diabetes management journey, the evolution of insulin pump technology has been nothing short of revolutionary. Transitioning from the Medtronic Minimed 670G to the 780G model has marked a significant shift in how frequently I need to engage in the traditional finger prick for blood sugar calibration. This blog post…

  • A Close Call: How My Insulin Pump Came to the Rescue

    A Close Call: How My Insulin Pump Came to the Rescue

    In the unpredictable journey of managing diabetes, especially around exercise, every day brings a new learning opportunity. Following up on my recent experiences with balancing blood glucose levels during exercise, I encountered a scenario that further underscored the value of diabetes technology in preventing lows. Here’s a brief recount of how my insulin pump became…

  • Understanding Insulin Bolus: A Key to Effective Diabetes Management

    Understanding Insulin Bolus: A Key to Effective Diabetes Management

    In the journey of managing diabetes, the term “bolus” often takes on a crucial role. It’s a word I learned in human biology class, where it was defined as a “soft mass of chewed food.” It can, however, also mean a single dose of a drug. In the context of insulin therapy, a bolus refers…

  • Understanding Your CGM Data: The Ups, Downs, and Realistic Expectations of Diabetes Management

    Understanding Your CGM Data: The Ups, Downs, and Realistic Expectations of Diabetes Management

    Introduction to CGM: A Tool for Empowerment in Type 1 Diabetes For those living with Type 1 Diabetes, gaining insight into your glucose levels is a crucial aspect of managing your condition. Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) have become invaluable tools, providing real-time data to help navigate the complex dance of blood sugar management. Whether you’re…

  • I forgot to eat

    I forgot to eat

    This evening unfolded like any other, with the familiar rhythm of preparing dinner guiding me. Yet, an unexpected discovery awaited me as I opened the microwave door: a plate of forgotten crackers and cheese, melted and abandoned from a snack attempt four hours earlier. This minor oversight suddenly made sense of the “alert before low”…

  • “Does your pump malfunction often?” my Pharmacist asked…

    “Does your pump malfunction often?” my Pharmacist asked…

    Recently, I found myself at the pharmacy, filling my prescription for long-acting insulin. My doctor had noted on the script, “in case of pump malfunction, inject daily.” As a user of the Medtronic Minimed 780G insulin pump, my daily routine doesn’t typically include long-acting insulin. The pump’s role is to continuously supply me with short-acting…

  • Understanding Delayed Blood Glucose Spikes from Comfort Foods: Insights from an Insulin Pump User

    Understanding Delayed Blood Glucose Spikes from Comfort Foods: Insights from an Insulin Pump User

    Are you puzzled by unexpected blood glucose spikes hours after savoring your favorite comfort foods? You’re not alone. Many of us in the diabetes community face this challenge, especially when managing our condition with insulin pumps. In today’s post, I’ll explore the science behind these delayed spikes and share my personal journey using the Medtronic…

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