What an infected pump site looks like

I put in a new Omnipod on Friday. By Saturday, it was hurting pretty bad. This is not uncommon for me; depending on how badly it hurts and how much insulin is left in the pump, I usually "stick it out" because it's a huge waste of insulin to toss pods before they're depleted. By … Continue reading What an infected pump site looks like

when preparation is empowerment

I'm not sure I've had diabetes long enough to be dispensing advice, but 2.5 years in, I can't help myself, so bear with me. I love to travel. My love for travel, while not necessarily unique among humans, is powerful—bestowed on me by a wanderlust-filled family. And while I won't say that I ever thought, … Continue reading when preparation is empowerment

Taking Charge of Your Diabetes – Again

Remember when I complained about the stupid pamphlet my insurance company sent me about diabetes?  They sent it again! That's because I've switched insurances, and I guess my new plan has, also, discovered that I have diabetes. I wonder what tipped them off? (I'm gonna guess the insulin prescriptions. Or like, the diagnostic code. Which, in … Continue reading Taking Charge of Your Diabetes – Again

Would You Like An Autoimmune Disorder With Your Autoimmune Disorder? (Part 6)

It started simply enough with some notes. Like most writers, I carry a little notebook around me. It makes me feel just-pretentious-enough; a way to take notes on paper, which I can't quite give up despite how much damn easier it is to take notes on an iPhone. But for me, iPhones are for grocery … Continue reading Would You Like An Autoimmune Disorder With Your Autoimmune Disorder? (Part 6)