Tag: insulin

  • Levemir Long Acting Insulin Discontinued in the U.S

    Levemir Long Acting Insulin Discontinued in the U.S

    There are many kinds of insulin, and finding the right insulin and dosage is no easy feat. Unfortunately, for us in the United States, there is one less option now. Novo Nordisk is discontinuing Levemir in the U.S. Let’s explore what that may mean and what replacement insulin may work. Levemir’s Discontinuation: A Closer Look…

  • The Art of Pre-Bolusing: Timing Insulin for Optimal Blood Sugar Control

    The Art of Pre-Bolusing: Timing Insulin for Optimal Blood Sugar Control

    “Do you pre-bolus?” my insulin pump trainer inquired. My response was hesitant: “Not typically.” She smiled knowingly and suggested trying to pre-bolus 15-20 minutes before a meal. I gave it a shot, but my attempt led to a few unexpected blood sugar lows before my meal had a chance to settle. The fear of hypoglycemia…

  • New Book Announcement: “Success with LADA Diabetes”

    New Book Announcement: “Success with LADA Diabetes”

    I am excited to announce the release of my book, “Success with LADA Diabetes: Achieving Optimal Health with Diet, Exercise, and Insulin.“ This long awaited book draws upon my decade of experience living with LADA Diabetes and aims to cover a wide variety of important topics. Book Description Discover the hidden world of Latent Autoimmune…

  • Why am I needing more insulin?

    Why am I needing more insulin?

    I use the Medtronic MiniMed 670G Insulin Pump and mostly use its automated feature. It connects to the Guardian CGM and automatically adjusts my basal insulin to keep my blood glucose at a good level. My insulin needs change based on lots of factors, and there are some days where my blood glucose trends higher…

  • Talk about insulin

    Talk about insulin

    This year, I had a first. I mentioned insulin without realizing that everyone in the meeting didn’t already know that I had diabetes. It was the first time I said insulin casually and revealed something very important about myself, by accident. Just like you might mention your favorite food. I mentioned insulin. Insulin, insulin, insulin.…

  • Open Insulin for All

    Open Insulin for All

    Today I found this video on youtube about the Open Insulin project. I’ve heard about it before, but this video really explains the problem and goal well. They envision a world where insulin is made in lots of places. I dream of a world where everyone can get all of the insulin they need, everywhere,…

  • Don’t Rage Bolus

    Don’t Rage Bolus

    “Rage Bolus” is defined in the T1D Slang Dictionary (JDRF) as “a large bolus/series of mild boluses administered to correct high blood sugar, an action that can sometimes lead to low blood sugar. Always rage bolus responsibly!” Kerry at Six Until Me defines it as an “aggressive correction dose” and says that it “Often results…

  • How Stressful is Diabetes?

    How Stressful is Diabetes?

    One of the reasons I slow down on writing this blog is that diabetes is stressful! While I think it’s important to share my experiences to help others, there are certainly days where I just want to live my life and not think about diabetes. Unfortunately, there is never a day or even a single…