Diabetes off the Leash

Diabetes off the Leash

How was your weekend? I hope beautiful and sunny and full of action, like ours!

I received a letter this weekend from Medtronic about my 640G Insulin Pump. Sadly there is a product recall on some pumps due to potential audio / siren failure for important alerts. Mine is one of the affected ones.

If you’re at all concerned, they do have a helpline option specific to this problem, which you can get through to on the usual number. The people at Medtronic are always very polite and sort things out rapidly, so I really can’t complain.

We decided to head out on Sunday afternoon, as the leaves were turning golden and toppling from the trees like a confetti shower. Irresistible! Such a . . .

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Part 2 - Day in the Life

Part 2 - Day in the Life

You can read Part 1 here . . .

09:00: Jango & Kiki (the pups!) want to get up

I managed 2 hours of extra sleep, which will help stabilise my blood sugar levels. 

Diabetes stuff: Check blood sugar levels. They’re in range, so the correction dose I took earlier was correct. Dexcom says 5.0mmol/L. Blood test says 5.1mmol/L.

Cup of tea!

I bolus for the . . .

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Part 1 - Day in the Life

Part 1 - Day in the Life

This is a HALF day because . . .

I realised how complex diabetes decisions are when you have to write them down.

Even after furious editing, diabetes calculations are a daily mind marathon at best.

For those who don’t have diabetes, it must be really tough to understand. I hope this provides a peek inside our busy minds. And if you do have diabetes . . . Hello, friend! Here’s what goes on . . .

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