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Rich the Diabetic at the Renaissance Faire!

I’ve been a “rennie” for over 20 years.  For those of you who don’t know what that means, I’ll try to explain.  A rennie attends renaissance faires regularly.  They wear “garb” (costumes) at the faire that’s often valued at over … Continue reading

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Dexcom Arm Site – I’m Such A Wuss!

I am such a diabetic wuss.  Why do I say that?  Because I just put my Dexcom G4 sensor on my ARM for the first time, and that **** HURRRRRRT.  OH – MY – GOD.  Danica, YOU LIED!  LOL!  At … Continue reading

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What my continuous glucose monitor has taught me . . .

My continuous glucose monitor (CGM) has taught me so many things since I’ve had it.  (A little over a year.)  I’ve had both the Metronic Guardian and the Dexcom G4.  My Dexcom is definitely my preferred CGM for a boatload … Continue reading

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Diabetes Devices

When your doctor tells you they want you to go on the pump, or they want you to change your blood sugar meter, or they want you to get a continuous glucose monitor, or any other diabetes devices, how do … Continue reading

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Dexcom Review: Trusting the Dexcom G4

This is my 6 month Dexcom review of the G4 continuous glucose monitor (CGM).  To get straight to the point, I think every diabetic should have a Dexcom G4 CGM.  One thing that we’re told when we get any CGM … Continue reading

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CGM Review: Dexcom G4 vs. Medtronic Guardian

This CGM review will cover continuous glucose monitors from Dexcom and Medtronic.  The Dexcom G4, and Medtronic Guardian.  I’ve had the Medtronic Guardian since March of 2012.  I got the Dexcom G4 at the end of December and started using … Continue reading

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Are You A Diabetic Cyborg?

There are a lot of us in the diabetic online community (#doc) that refer to ourselves as “cyborg pumpers”, or “diabetic cyborgs”.  We all know what we’re referring to, but for those who don’t, I’ll try to explain.  You see, I … Continue reading

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