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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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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Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) Graph

Additional Notes: Dexcom vs Medtronic CGM

I have some more thoughts on my earlier Dexcom and Medtronic continuous glucose monitor comparison (CGM) that I did not mention yesterday. CGM Notifications The Medtronic 530G can send notifications from the Minimed Connect CGM application to you via text message. They are fairly useless alerts. They simply say “High SG, CHECK BG.” For a text message notification to be useful, I […]

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Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) Graph

Continuous Glucose Monitor: Dexcom vs Medtronic

I have used the Medtronic 530G insulin pump with Enlite CGM sensors for 3 years. I recently tried the Dexcom G4 Platinum continuous glucose monitor for a week. There are things I like about both, and things I dislike about both continuous glucose monitors. I will not get into technical differences, just observations. Full disclosure: I have used an insulin pump since […]

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Afrezza – One Diabetics Rocky Road to Better Control

In my last post, I talked about what Afrezza is, my Type 1 diabetes background, and what Afrezza has done for me in a very short time. My trip to using Afrezza was a rocky road, however. I had done plenty of research on inhaled insulin, other’s experience with Afrezza (and Tresiba, which I now use for my basal insulin, […]

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Afrezza – a Trip to a Healthier Diabetic

What is Afrezza? In short, it is an inhaled insulin created by MannKind Corporation, based on Technosphere technology, and until recently, marketed and distributed by Sanofi. If you want the short story and some rumors surrounding the breakup of Sanofi and MannKind, The Motley Fool has some tidbits you can read. What I will say about Afrezza, is it has greatly […]

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