Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 17:05

It’s no secret that I have been very vocal on how much of a positive impact using an insulin pump has been on my life. It would be completely different if I was still on multiple daily injections and I couldn’t imagine being where I am today. While using pump and CGM therapy has touched every part of my life, I would have to say the key three areas that it has positively impacted would be my work life, social life and avoiding diabetes burnout.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 16:46

There is so much I love about my pump that is hard to keep it to just three ways that my pump helps me manage my diabetes with minimal fuss.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 16:33

Always having to anticipate bloody sugar levels becomes an hourly occurrence. Judging by the way you feel, if you are going high or low and curbing your nutrition with the main goal of stabilising your levels. Being diagnosed late in life, the ritual of pin pricking multiple times a day quickly became a tedious chore which I soon tried to reject.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 16:24

To all Guardian Connect users, thank you for choosing us as your Continuous Glucose Monitoring system!

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 15:55

The atmosphere was electric as I waited at the start line amid a sea of 80,000 faces. Looking down at my MiniMed® 640G insulin pump, I saw that my blood glucose level was 10.1 mmol/L. A little high, but nothing unexpected given the adrenaline surging through my body. After running a marathon at the Gold Coast last month, the City2Surf would be a walk in the park.

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Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 13:37

It was February 2012 - Valentines' Day to be precise. I had made an appointment to see my family GP, as I had been feeling incredibly tired, thirsty, was going to the toilet frequently. I had lost 11 kilos in the matter of a couple of weeks. Furthermore, I had been having these really strange headaches accompanied by nausea for a month or so. Admittedly, I thought it had to do with a dental procedure I had in January – I had all four wisdom teeth taken out "in the chair" (what was I thinking?!), and recovery was very long and traumatic.

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