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LIVINGLIVING

injecting," he says, "I love it because I'm

lazy. It can do things like address the

dawn phenomenon, the fact that I tend to

wake up slightly high. When it comes to

food I do a rough form of carb counting

and then estimate my insulin dose. I

haven't actually programmed ratios into

my pump. I use how I feel a lot. I seem

to know what's going on. I pre-bolus

when I can; the old school stuff is still

good advice. I've been teaching my son

to drive and it's weird having to stop and

think how to describe something that I

do automatically. That's exactly how I feel

about bolusing, I just do it."

What about eating, does diabetes limit

him? Nope. "Diabetes is not just about

food," he says, "Food is food. I'm not a

particularly adventurous eater, but I know

what I like. There's a picture of me with

an enormous pizza. I remember it quite

specifically, as it was as big as the table.

I even remember that I took 28 units and

few hours later I was at 7.9mmols, the

next morning I was at 9.3mmols. Overall

my HbA1c is a fairly static 7mmols. No

one can argue with those numbers. My

HbA1c was at 10-12mmols before I went

on the pump. A follower once said to me,

'if you can eat what you eat drink what

you drink and have HbA1c like you, then I

can do it too'. I'm not trying to tell anyone

how to live their lives, but I do think they

should know that you can have diabetes

and still have a normal life."

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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
  35. Page 0035
  36. Page 0036

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