my diabetes kit, the grumpy pumper, insulin pump, Animas Vibe, Dexcom

LIVINGLIVING

use it all the time. He says, "I think CGM

is a useful tool, but insulin I need all the

time, CGM not so much. Recently I've

been working in London and there have

been tube strikes. I've had to do a lot of

walking, so I stuck a sensor on, as I can't

always stop fiddle about to do a blood

test while I'm on the move. It is easier just

to look at the screen of the CGM reader

and keep going."

Face the music

By day, Grumpy works as a Business

Continuity Consultant, sometimes

working with the NHS. So how did he end

up blogging? "I'd use Facebook to keep

in touch with family. But when I went on

a sponsored sports weekend, I set up a

Twitter handle and kept it separate from

my own life. Facebook was in my own

name, this had to be different. The name

The Grumpy Pumper just popped into my

mind. I'm on an insulin pump and I'm a

grouch. The name just worked. It's ironic

that I blog now, as I'm dyslexic. It had

never occurred to me to do it, yet it really

took off. I talk about my life, including my

clinic appointments. HCPs are part of my

support team but I'm not in awe of them.

I don't want people to be scared of their

diagnosis. However, if they are not getting

good care, they need to ask for it, and

they need to know that. So on that front I

am an advocate. I am not rude to people,

I hope I do the blog with humour. My first

blog was in December 2012, though

I'd gone on an insulin pump in 2011. I

was given an Animas VIbe pump, there

wasn't a choice back then, and I didn't

know enough about insulin pumps to

know which one to choose. It works with

Dexcom's CGM sensors."

Does he have any reservations about

using an insulin pump? "Nowadays I

see the pump is an automated form of

DIABETIC Vs PIZZA. Food is

food, and no one can argue

with Grumpy as his numbers

show he has good control.

continued over

Index

  1. Page 0001
  2. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring, blood testing without lancets
  3. Sue Marshall, The Grumpy Pumper, Desang Diabetes Magazine, hypos, DRWF, Diabetes UK, CGM, the full s
  4. DRWF, diabetes news, Adocia insulin, Type 2 diabetes
  5. Sanofi diabetes care, diabetes highs and lows
  6. Page 0006
  7. Diabetes Risk Score, Professor Khunti, Leicester Diabetes Centre
  8. diabetes kit
  9. Medtronic diabetes insulin pump, Medtronic Minimed 640G, and Medtronic Enlite CGM,
  10. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes diet
  11. diabetic diet, carbs and cals, Chris Cheyette and Yello Baliola
  12. Page 0012
  13. National Institute of Medical Herbalists
  14. my diabetes kit, the grumpy pumper
  15. my diabetes kit, the grumpy pumper
  16. my diabetes kit, the grumpy pumper, insulin pump, Animas Vibe, Dexcom
  17. Ascensia Contour Diabetes blood test meters
  18. my diabetes kit, the grumpy pumper, insulin pump, Animas Vibe, Dexcom
  19. Page 0019
  20. Page 0020
  21. Page 0021
  22. Sue Marshall, closed loop insulin pump, artificial pancreas, CGM
  23. artificial insulin pump, bionic bi-hormonal pump
  24. artificial insulin pump, Medtronic 640g insulin pump
  25. Bionic pancreas Edward Damiano, Steven Russell, Firas El-Khatib, Boston University
  26. Agamatrix Wavesense Jazz Wireless, blood test meter and app
  27. artificial insulin pump, bionic pancreas, CGM, type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
  28. Page 0028
  29. Medtronic diabetes insulin pump, Medtronic Minimed 640G, and Medtronic Enlite CGM,
  30. Chris Chapman GlucoRx, type 2 diabetes, blood test meters
  31. Chris Chapman GlucoRx,
  32. Making Carbs Count pseudograins
  33. Making Carbs Count pseudograins
  34. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump
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