The eve of my big pump day was almost comparable to Christmas Eve as a child. I was full of butterflies and excitement! Some background for you here, my last HbA1C before the pump was 7.8, I received my results pre-pump and it was 8.6…
Posted in Diabetes Tagged cellnovo, Diabetes, insulin pump, mobile connected
I was quite impressed when I saw this insulin pump, seems to stand out from the ones currently around. I don’t doubt it will take a long time before it is available to us brits on the NHS, most likely because of the expense.
Posted in Chit Chat, Diabetes Tagged Department of Health, Gareth Johnson, Paul Burstow, Type 1 Diabetes
Following up from my previous post, Gareth Johnson forwarded the response from the deparment of health.
So today was a normal today, until I went to lunch with my friend Shelley. We met in our usual place, and had our usual lunch together. We got chatting about diabetes and the insulin pump, I was asking her some questions about the cannula’s.…
Posted in Diabetes Tagged diabetic, glucose, HBA1C, levels, red blood cells
Within the blood stream there are red blood cells. Red blood cells are made of a molecule called haemoglobin. Glucose sticks to the haemoglobin which makes a ‘glycosylated haemoglobin’ molecle, called haemoglobin or A1C or HbA1C. The more glucose in the blood, the more haemoglobin A1C or HbA1C will be present in the blood.
Posted in Diabetes Tagged Accu-Chek Combo, insulin pump, pump, pumping, therapy
It has been confirmed, I am getting my Insulin pump on the 11th of January 2011. At the moment I don’t know whether to be scared or excited. It will be a great step towards gaining tighter control of my diabetes, but I know it will require a lot of work to get it there.
Well, as you may or may not know I am a Type 1 Diabetic. I feel there is not enough awareness around the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. So I have written an article, hopefully, that will help to explain the differences and bring more awareness.