: hi! i saw some pics of you and i was wondering what the second thingy connected to your pump is? like, i just have my infusion set and that's it! thank you! :)
Ah yes, that is my sensor/transmitter. Certain Medtronic pumps are compatible with a sensor called Enlite, and basically it’s just another way to keep tabs on your sugars. It reads your blood sugar through the interstitial fluid under your skin and it sends it to your pump every five minutes. You still have to finger-prick though, because the sensor sugars are often different from the meter sugars…depending on a lot of factors. However, the difference can help you determine whether or not your blood sugar is rising or falling. It allows you to read your sugars in a trend throughout the day so you can have a better idea of how food and sleep and other things affect your sugar :) I just got it like a week or two ago so i’m still very new to it and trying to figure it out, but if you ever have any other questions about it I can do my best to answer them!
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Tandem Diabetes Pump/CGM Combo News – Plus An Inside Look!
It’s official: Tandem Diabetes Care has made its filing with the U.S. FDA for an integrated insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor — a new device that combines their sexy t:slim touchscreen pump with a Dexcom G4 Platinum CGM. News of the FDA filing came out publicly during the company’s 2nd quarter earnings call held this past…
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: Did you make those tatoos having diabetes? I want to get some tatoos to 😁
I was not diagnosed at the time I got the tattoos, though I got one of my tattoos around the same time my symptoms of hyperglycemia first started to develop. I remember I had to stop the artist three times so I could go to the bathroom. It was miserable.
Tattoos definitely have an effect on your blood sugar, but having diabetes will not prevent you from getting tattooed. You just have to make sure that your sugars are in a good range when you go in, and make sure that you’re checking it throughout your session in case anything happens to fluctuate one way or the other :) Also bring a lot of snacks and be sure your artist is aware of your diabetes so they can be as accommodating as possible during your session!
: hi, so I was just scrolling down my feed and I saw your picture about clipping your pump to your bra... my dad has diabetes but no pump and I was just wondering what it was for (if you don't mind me asking) have a good day :-)
Does your dad have type 1 or type 2? If he has type 2, he may not take any insulin at all. However, with type 1 diabetes there are a couple ways to deliver insulin, either with injection (pens or syringes) or with a pump, which delivers the insulin for you through an infusion set (tubing). Many people find the pump helpful for more thorough diabetes management, but pens and syringes are favorable for their simplicity. If you want any more details on the pump or anything, just let me know! :)