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A internet journal from one of the first T1 Diabetics to use continuous glucose monitoring.

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Manview: What it feels like to be accused of sexual harassment – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Sep 4, 2013, 12:58 pm
Male employee to female coworker of equal status: ‘Hey, I like your outfit today. It looks really cu … more

Oh, snap! No Snap for me! – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Sep 2, 2013, 12:58 pm
I wore the final Snap body I was given as part of my review to nearly the last drop of insulin. With … more

Decision time – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Aug 19, 2013, 12:58 pm
While no pump system is perfect, in my opinion, the Snap is the best insulin pump system on the mark … more

Should I wish upon a star, I would wish for – – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Aug 16, 2013, 12:58 pm
I like a lot of things about the Snap. But are there things it needs to be better? Damn straight. It … more

The best things – – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Aug 15, 2013, 12:58 pm
The top ten best things about the Snap:1) Getting insulin for a meal is fast.2) Filling it with insu … more

Where’s the site change reminder? Apparently with Waldo, wherever he is – – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Aug 14, 2013, 12:58 pm
This is how it should be: If you fill a cannula a pump knows you’ve just changed your site. That sho … more

Status report – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Aug 13, 2013, 12:58 pm
Status reportYesterday we talked about what happens if you take a left turn from the home screen: Yo … more

Pointless data points – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Aug 12, 2013, 12:58 pm
Press any button to wake up the Snap, then hit the left button to get to the graph.The graph?Oh, yes … more

Mad Science Two: Up on the rooftop – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Aug 9, 2013, 12:58 pm
Pumps get dropped. It’s just part of life for a pump. And pump companies warn you that if your pump … more

Mine is bigger than yours is – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Aug 8, 2013, 12:58 pm
Mine is bigger than yours isMen spend a lot of time comparing sizes. Who has the bigger salary. Who … more

More real math – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Aug 7, 2013, 12:58 pm
Snap won’t let me set a 65% temp rate, damn it. It’s making me choose between 63% and 69%. WTF?Being … more

Why you should keep a skeleton (or an embalmed body) in the closet – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Aug 6, 2013, 12:58 pm
The Snap has twice the brains of any other pump in the world because it has a memory chip in the con … more

By the book and by the numbers – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Aug 5, 2013, 12:58 pm
My hosts were astounded. ‘You actually read the manual? The whole manual?’Well, yeah. Sure. Of cours … more

Now back on Day Two of this little project I mentioned that the Snap pump lets you choose how you wa … more

Mad Science 1: Alien Autopsy – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Aug 1, 2013, 12:58 pm
The body had been dead for a few days, but luckily for me, it hadn’t started to decompose yet. I had … more

Oh, say can you see – – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Jul 31, 2013, 12:58 pm
I think it’s no secret that most of us use the backlights on our D-gear to find the bathroom at nigh … more

When film ruled the world – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Jul 30, 2013, 12:58 pm
♪♫♪♪♫ So Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away – ♪♫♪♪♫–Paul Simon, 1973Readers ha … more

They ain’t twins – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Jul 26, 2013, 12:58 pm
There’s something funny about a box of infusion sets from Asante. Here take a look: How many di … more

Oh, snap! I’m unsnapped! – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Jul 25, 2013, 12:58 pm
Just as I walked into the new clinic’s 1,000-square-foot pharmacy, the alarm went off. It was a wail … more

Temporary insanity – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Jul 24, 2013, 12:58 pm
I’m annoyed at the location of the temporary basal rate menu in the Snap, but I don’t know if this w … more

Not a pump paradise – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Jul 23, 2013, 12:58 pm
So in many ways the Snap is pretty Snapalicious. What I like about it best so far is that it lets me … more

Let’s eat. NOW! – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Jul 22, 2013, 12:58 pm
You’ve been staggering around, lost in the Sahara for four days, ever since your plane ran out of fu … more

Prime time meets primetime – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Jul 19, 2013, 12:58 pm
I cannot tell you how long it takes to prime my 43-inch infusion set tubing on the Snap. My reflexes … more

First impressions – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Jul 18, 2013, 12:58 pm
Wow. This thing is light. When I first held the Asante Snap in my hands, I thought they had handed m … more

Snapping up a Snap (and a disclaimer) – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Jul 17, 2013, 12:58 pm
Asante is rolling out their new pump starting in the Northeast. They tell me they hope to be nationw … more

So WTF is a Snap? – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Jul 16, 2013, 12:58 pm
The Snap is the new-kid-on-the-block insulin pump. It’s also a whole new kind of insulin pump. Which … more

Oh, Snap! – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Jul 15, 2013, 12:58 pm
I couldn’t have made this up if I tried: About 15 minutes before the start of the clinic all-staff m … more

Endos: 3 Optos: 11 – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Jun 26, 2013, 12:58 pm
Confession: I don’t have an endo. Yeah, I know, I know—we are all supposed to have one. But, frank … more

Resistance is futile – or maybe it’s fact – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Jun 19, 2013, 12:58 pm
I had food for thought the other night while I was feeding my face at a drug rep dinner. The present … more

To sleep, perchance to dream of sleep – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Jun 12, 2013, 12:58 pm
I didn’t know what I was going to write about today until exactly 4:19 this morning. That’s when my … more

The vexing vile vial – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Jun 5, 2013, 12:58 pm
I can’t stand it anymore. Will someone please re-invent the frickin’ teststrip vial??! Our meters ge … more

Hidden t:Slim treasure – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles May 29, 2013, 12:58 pm
OMG! That icon is a button!Today my finger brushed the blue insulin ‘volume’ icon at the top right o … more

Another diagnosis – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles May 22, 2013, 12:58 pm
It started with a lump. It ended with a diagnosis. The latest affliction to have a starring roll on … more

Return of the ‘???’ monster – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles May 15, 2013, 12:58 pm
The bane of many a Dexcom 7 Plus user was the infamous triple question mark icon:???Officially, it m … more

Us and Them – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles May 8, 2013, 12:58 pm
The endos are all staying at the Sheraton Downtown. I, however, am twenty-two blocks away. At the Mo … more

Another Kleenex moment in the trenches – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles May 1, 2013, 12:58 pm
Flipping through his blood-sugar logbook was like using one of those cartoon flipbooks where the hor … more

Why I’m not signing the petition – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Apr 24, 2013, 12:58 pm
I just got a heart-felt letter from Jamie Perez, one of two moms of kiddos with type 1 diabetes who … more

A portable typewriter for the modern correspondent – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Apr 17, 2013, 12:58 pm
Yes, she’s pretty and she can type. Or more correctly, I can type on her. That sweet little thing ab … more

In defense of the F-word (again) – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Apr 10, 2013, 12:59 pm
When Rio was about three or four, his maternal grandmother came to me, and speaking in a hushed voic … more

When the compass points south – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Apr 3, 2013, 12:58 pm
My navigation through life is based on a five-pointed compass: The five cardinal things that make up … more

Death of the Medicine Men – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Feb 20, 2013, 1:58 pm
I don’t hate my job. Not really. But I hate what it’s become. Because back in the day, only a few ye … more

Bubble trouble – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Feb 13, 2013, 1:58 pm
Somewhere I thought I read that the t:slim was supposed to be a bubble-free system. But I don’t reca … more

All thumbs – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Feb 6, 2013, 1:58 pm
I’m all thumbs when it comes to running this stupid pump, and it’s causing me no end of trouble late … more

Another low – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Feb 2, 2013, 3:58 pm
Ironically, it’s Ground Hog Day. For real. As in varmint, sun, clouds, winter, and all of that stuff … more

Severed lifeline – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Jan 30, 2013, 1:58 pm
[Note to readers: this little miss-adventure happened, was written up, and scheduled before the BIG ... more

Adverse pump event, or the ultimate in bad fucking luck? – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Jan 28, 2013, 10:58 pm
Extra! Extra! Breaking news! Man survives killer low in the night! Read all about it!You know that b … more

Profiles: A new approach to programming a pump – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Jan 23, 2013, 1:58 pm
Most insulin pumps are like a Monopoly game board: You program your insulin-to-carb ratio over there … more

The longest yard – LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles Jan 16, 2013, 1:58 pm
OK. Technically, it isn’t a yard. It’s 43 inches. So it’s a yard-and-a-fifth. That sounds more like … more

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