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  • My New Animas Vibe Insulin Pump + CGM

    It’s 2017 and I’m feelin’ like a robot! I have a new electronic device attached to my body- a transmitter that communicates with a CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) system inside of my Animas Vibe insulin pump. 

    Dexcom has merged with Animas to give me an abbreviated way of monitoring my blood sugars. I don’t need an […]

  • Carbohydrate Robot…Robot…Robot…

    My life with food:  Banana = 13 carbs; Oatmeal 1 cup cooked = 26 carbs; 1/2 cup of orange juice = 13 carbs; 1 medium apple = 13 carbs; 1 6oz potato=26 carbs; 1 piece melba thin rye=10 carbs; 1 tbsp of Polaners or Simply Fruit jam = 10 carbs; Robot…Robot…Robot…2 Kedem biscuits=6 carbs; 1 […]

  • Sugar Free Sorbet for Valentine’s Day

    Sugar Free Sorbet for Valentine’s Day

    I love this easy sleazy fresh berry sorbet recipe. It’s so flexible.  You can add any berries or fruit. For Valentine’s Day I would choose red berries like raspberries or strawberries.  Freezing fruit only takes a couple of hours.  And remember, fruits have carbohydrates so adjust your insulin accordingly.
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    Blender […]

  • Diabetes versus Standup Comedy Part III

    I’ve been quite active lately going to open mic nights to tell some jokes and develop a standup routine.  It’s stressful trying to balance this with a full time job, marriage and a household.  I am getting better at compartmentalizing my tasks and thoughts and making lists, lots of lists.   Diabetes and stress do not […]

  • I’m Feelin’ Robotic by Susan Sussman

    I’m feelin’ like a robot.  I have another electronic object attached to my body.  A transmitter that communicates with a glucose monitoring system that is basically no bigger than my cellphone.
    D-E-X-C-O-M Seven Plus has moved my diabetic self into another stratosphere. Every five minutes it reads my blood sugar. I look at the screen and […]