Nightscout...the Original CGM Sharing Program

My daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 5 years ago. She was 6 years old at the time. All she knew about T1D was what she saw or heard from me. I've been managing a life with Type 1 for 20 years.

Before she was diagnosed, I used to hear whispers of new treatments, tools and potential cures coming down the pipe, but always with the tagline of '5-10 years from now'. They were right. That 5 years turned to 10, which quickly turned to 15 and now 20, yet - after millions of hours and dollars invested in research and development, I felt that there had been no significan progress. I had basically become numb to 'the pipeline' and had completely given up on 'the cure', until I tripped over Nightscout while scrolling through my newsfeed on Facebook a few years ago.

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Tags: diabetes control, managing diabetes, diabetes community, life with diabetes, children with diabetes, Medtronic insulin pump, diabetes tips, insulin pump, type 1 diabetes, DIY pumping, DIY CGM, #WeAreNotWaiting

What should I do if my pump fails?

Posted by Daniel Bestvater RPh, CDE - T1 1977, Pumper 20+ years on Sep 12, 2018 1:49:57 PM

Have you ever thought about what you would do if something happened to your insulin pump?

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Tags: managing diabetes, diabetes control, going on vacation with diabetes, traveling with diabetes, children with diabetes, life with diabetes, Animas®insulin pump, Tandem® t:slim X2, Medtronic insulin pump, Animas insulin pump, diabetes tips, insulin pump, type 1 diabetes

What the Heck are IPX Ratings Anyway?

Posted by Kelly Evans, Type 1 '72, Pumper '15 on Aug 25, 2018 9:58:00 AM

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Tags: managing diabetes, going on vacation with diabetes, traveling with diabetes, life with diabetes, Animas®insulin pump, Medtronic insulin pump, diabetes tips, insulin pump, type 1 diabetes, waterproof, water resistance, IPX rating

15 Travel Tips for Insulin Pumpers...part 2

Posted by Kelly Evans, Type 1 '72, Pumper '15 on Jun 30, 2018 11:16:00 AM

I’ve planned, booked, organised, packed, and said a not-so-tearful goodbye to my colleagues. I’ve loaded my e-reader with as many books as it will hold. I’ve checked every item off of my pre-travel checklist (get your copy here) and I’m ready to go. There ARE, however, a few things to still keep in mind while traveling with a pump.

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Tags: going on vacation with diabetes, traveling with diabetes, diabetes and airplanes, life with diabetes, insulin pump, infusion sets, travel list, diabetes supplies checklist, type 1 diabetes

Cash Infusion: Saving Money on insulin pump infusion sets.

Posted by Kelly Evans, Type 1 '72, Pumper '15 on Jun 28, 2018 1:19:45 PM

Everyone likes to save money. As diabetics, it’s even more important, as we have all the extra ‘stuff’ to purchase. Lancets, pen needles, insulin, alcohol swabs, pump supplies, more than the average person. And I know my diabetic friends, all of whom have been conquering the disease daily for 25 years or more, have little tips and short cuts.

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Tags: children with diabetes, diabetes community, life with diabetes, being attached to an insulin pump, Medtronic insulin pump, lower cost infusion sets, cost savings, pharmacy, diabetes tips, infusion set tips, infusion set savings, diabetes costs, insulin pump, infusion sets, type 1 diabetes

GREAT COST-SAVINGS NEWS FOR ANIMAS® PUMPERS!

Posted by Melany Hellstern on Apr 29, 2018 1:42:56 PM

 

 

 

Many of us at insulinpumps.ca use pumps so we’re always looking for ways to share with you on how you can save money.
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Tags: infusion set savings, type 1 diabetes, insulin pump, Inset, Inset II, Animas, Contact Detach, Tender, Comfort, Comfort Short, pharmacy, cost savings, lower cost infusion sets

How to secure your infusion set without resorting to Crazy Glue!

Posted by Melany Hellstern on Feb 22, 2018 9:41:54 AM

No one likes it when the tape on their infusion site begins to peel up long before it's time for a site change.  

Here is a great, economical tip to save your site and your wallet.  Grab a piece of Smith & Nephew's IV3000 (product code #4007) a pair of scissors and see how you can rescue your site.

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Tags: cost savings, diabetes tips, infusion set savings, infusion set tips, insulin pump, infusion sets

Safety loop to the "prevent  infusion set site rip out" rescue!

Posted by Melany Hellstern on Jan 26, 2018 1:37:18 PM

Are you tired of having to give doors a wide berth? 

Are you wary of of everyday objects that have their eye on your tubing?

Maybe it's time to try a safety loop!

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Tags: insulin pump, infusion sets, infusion set savings, infusion set tips, diabetes tips

     

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