Almost 2 years being a Type 1 cyborg: Dexcom since 5/5/2010 and Omnipod since 7/15/2010

March 19, 2012

I will be coming up on 2 years of using the Dexcom 7 (since May 5, 2010 for continuous blood glucose monitoring and the Insulet Omnipod (July 15, 2010) as an insulin pump. Am I happy with the technology and the devices?  As a geek/tech guy who tries to take advantage or in interested by new […]

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Books for Type 1 diabetes and insulin pumps

March 16, 2012

I’ll preface my recommendations stating up front that I am an Omnipod pump user and a Dexcom CGM user, though I do often take breaks from both and give myself a vacation by going back to multiple-daily injections (MDI regimen). That being said, the following books have been instrumental for me to try and grasp […]

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Type 1 Diabetes events in South Bay Los Angeles and Downtown March 17-18, 2012

March 16, 2012

Just wanted to make you aware of 2 Type 1 related diabetes events happening this weekend: ADA Los Angeles Expo at LA Convetion Center – Register Link — Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ Los Angeles Convention Center West Hall A Los Angeles Dawn Phenom – Hermosa Valley Greenbelt walk/run/breakfast — Sunday, March 18, 2012 […]

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Dexcom 7 since May 5, 2010

September 23, 2010

I have been lucky enough to be using Dexcom’s Seven Plus (I must disclose that I do own some Dexcom stock) Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM for short( since the day that Mexico defeated the French (aka Cinco de Mayo). I must say that the technology and the accuracy of the device are amazing.  I was skeptical […]

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continuous blood glucose monitors

May 3, 2010

Found out that my insurance provide provides 100% coverage for certain durable medical equipment, which continous blook glucose monitors (CGM) tend to fall under.  After doing some research, and mostly based on anecdotal feedback from my CDE and the online reviews I read, I have decided to give the Dexcom Seven+ a try.  One of […]

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Diabetes Management Software

May 2, 2010

We live in the world of personal computers and the internet, and nowadays, most major glucose meter and glucose pump manufacturers provide software to retrieve and analyze data from their specific devices.  Not all software is the same though, and the amount of analysis and information that software captures varies widely from manufacturer to manufacturer. […]

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Choosing a small meter for an active lifestyle!

April 28, 2010

Although there are several meters to choose from for those of use with Type 1 diabetes living active lifestyles (I am a technology consultant who travels the world), I have had a tough time finding a suitable meter that has the following characteristics (they usually fail on 1 or more of the points): Portable in […]

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replaced stolen laptop finally — let´s see how good Amex is

November 9, 2009
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First few days in rainy Buenos Aires

November 4, 2009

Started out a bit rough on the tripe to Buenos Aires, I apparently dropped my cell phone at Ezeiza airport purchasing a present to bring to my godparents (yes… I pulled an ‘eddie’). Also, weather has been less than stellar, with barely some sunshine showing up today for the first time. I rediscovered an old […]

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