Omnipod & Afrezza

From Russia with Omnipod – Afrezza Decision Mistake

I have been in Russia for a bit over a week now. I decided to try to take the “easy” route, and only wear my Omnipod. It seemed it would be easier to carry a few pods and a couple of bottles of regular insulin, instead of the many packages of Afrezza that inherently get questioned at international security. Compared […]

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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 that delivers insulin to diabetics. Unlike other pumps, the OmniPod […]

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basic diabetes education

Community Viewpoints: Missing Basic Diabetes Education

This blog post is part of the Community Viewpoint series. 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 […]

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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 have been a fan of the Minimed/Medtronic pumps since. Until now. […]

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Inhaled Insulin Afrezza Outsulin

Community Viewpoints: Inhaled Insulin Afrezza (Outsulin)

This blog post is part of the Community Viewpoint series. It 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 returns […]

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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 complete community viewpoints.  As a result, I started this blog […]

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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 “uncontrolled.” Since then, I am using Tresiba for my basal […]

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