OmniPod Tubeless Insulin Pump

OmniPod Tubeless Insulin Pump First Thoughts

I received the OmniPod tubeless insulin pump system today, and these are my first thoughts. You can find information on the pump at this link. I will follow-up with more information in a later post. OmniPod Tubeless Insulin Pump System The OmniPod Tubeless Insulin Pump System is an insulin pump…

basic diabetes education

Community Viewpoints: Missing Basic Diabetes Education

Looking at the diabetes community, one of the things I am seeing is we are missing basic diabetes education. I see this in diabetes support groups, and when I speak with diabetes support professionals. Doctors are not teaching people the basics when they diagnose people with diabetes. I will not…

Minimed 630G Insulin Pump

Review: Medtronic’s Minimed 630G Insulin Pump

I have used the Minimed 630G Insulin Pump System by Medtronic for the past 30 days. This review is my opinion of the pump, both positive and negative. I have used insulin pumps since I got my first Disetronic H-Tron V-100 in 1994. I got a Minimed 506 pump in 1998 and…

Inhaled Insulin Afrezza Outsulin

Community Viewpoints: Inhaled Insulin Afrezza (Outsulin)

This blog talks about how the diabetes healthcare community views the inhaled insulin Afrezza. This is the product Mannkind Corporation calls “Outsulin.” The View of “Outsulin” Healthcare providers I know still have not heard of “Outsulin”. Outsulin is the latest marketing campaign from Mannkind Corporation. The campaign explains “Three hours after you take AFREZZA, your blood sugar…

Community Viewpoints Health Series

Community Viewpoints: Health Series

Community Viewpoints: A New Health Series This new set of articles is a series that focuses on the views of the health community. This health series focuses on topics like prescription drugs, medical devices, and health education. I usually Tweet on things like this, but 140 characters does not let me give…

Afrezza Status BG Chart

Afrezza Status After Eight Months Usage

I have many requests to update my Afrezza status. This article describes only my health status related to using Afrezza. Later, I will write another article to describe community views I collect. Afrezza Status After 8 Months of Use In March of 2016, my Hemoglobin A1C was above 8. My diabetes was…

Afrezza+Tresiba+Russia

Day 31 – Afrezza and Tresiba Post Russia

Here I am, 31 days after leaving for Russia, back in the States for the 4th day. I have many questions, because my use of Afrezza and Tresiba have gone up considerably. Reduced Tresiba in Russia My questions come partly from my earlier post, where I noted that I had…

My Crimea Investment

Crimea: Investment Gone Bad?

The building and property in the leading photo was one I was looking at as an investment, in Crimea. Some things just do not work out. Does that make it a bad investment on the Crimean peninsula? Crimea Investment This building was originally started as a sanatorium (health clinic) for children. My first information…

Memorization and Creativity

Memorization or Creativity

Yesterday, I posted a story of a boy in Russia. I talked about some of the things I saw as good in the Russian education system. A teacher in the US was quick to disagree with me.  She told me I was wrong thinking memorization is as important as creativity in problem solving….

Russian Education Graphic

A Story of a Boy – Russian Education

Is there really much of a difference between Russian education and American education? Let me tell you a story about a typical 9-year-old Russian boy. Here, we will call him Ivan (not his real name, to protect his identity). Russian Education of a Boy While I have been on the Crimean coast,…

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