Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pretty Pages

    If you want some blog and web-candy, check out some of my favorite sites.  Some are wedding idea sites, and some are just plain pretty. 

Style Me Pretty is a definite necessary website to check out for anyone planning a wedding or something fancy.  Tons of ideas, pretty pictures and also local vendors can be found on this beauty of a site!.

Eat Drink Pretty Fresh from St. Paul! Another blogilicious page that has all kinds of creative, delicious and beautiful ideas.

Little Birdie Secrets is a new one for me, but it has all kinds of crafty ideas for any occasion.  What I'm admiring are the organza flower tutorials.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Prelude for the Pump

With the purchase of my new Animas Ping pump, it had the ezManager Max software available for me.  This is a software program that uploads data from my meter and pump and spits out graphs and such.  What I discovered when monkeying around, is that I can change the tune that my pump plays when it alarms.  Right now it's a classic piano song that can be a little annoying...


Absolutely amazing.  You literally type in the notes on the music lines and it will play insulin pump that is like a player  Very cool.  I suggest that anyone who has this software try it!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Battery Poaching

     So I am not a battery person, I shall rephrase, my fiance and I are not battery people.  We don't have a "supply."  We have poached any and all batteries in the house for the TV remotes and the wireless mouse and swap with the digital camera when needed.  We're out. 
     Come last night when we're in the middle of trying to cut our cats claws (more on that bugger some other time,) and I start beeping loud.  My pump does I mean.  Scares the cat, so he gets another Pounce treat...I check what the hell is the matter with the pump and it says low battery.  Crap.  I have yet to purchase the expensive, special lithium batteries for this sucker.  So, I forget for the moment and continue torturing my kitty.  He was fine after many Pounces...
     Thirty mins later, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP!  Remember that I need to go to Target...check the pump and bam! "Battery dead, I refuse to give you anymore insulin 'cause you didn't pay attention to me!"  (or something to that affect a more technical format.)  And it won't shut up until it gets it's dead battery taken out...
     So off to Target I run, purchase expensive batteries for the pump and the smaller ones for the remote...and now I'm a good girl and have backup batteries (which I hid so they don't get poached for the electronic gadgets!) 
Someday I'll learn.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Ever had a skunky beer?  Disgusting right and just doesn't do the job...  Same goes with insulin.  I used an older vial I had lying around and all day after I had a new site in and a full cartridge of the skunklin, I was not in range and the dosing wasn't working as usual.  So, I sucked it up and pulled it out and put in a new one of fresh meds and today I'm golden so far.  What a waste of a red dot on my belly. 

Friday, January 14, 2011

Howdy-Doo Pumpy-Poo!

Well it's been a while...but I finally received my Animas Ping Pump 4 days ago and I love it!  I will list my loves right now:
1.  My bg stays around the same number for 2-3 hours, amazing!
2.  I like my pink insets and pink skin decor.
3.  It seems that I respond better to the doses than when using MDIs.
4.  I have had a bad cold and haven't experienced the consistant highs that usually go along with that.  I've only had to up my doses a couple times due to stubborn numbers. 

My fiance finds it sorta funny how I love my new toy.  I haven't seen my bill for it yet, but we'll deal with that when it comes, as for sure I'm not going back to shots any time soon. 

Background:  I go to the International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet Clinic in MN.  I appreciate the fun, well-informed ladies that work there and the great thing is that many of them are diabetics, so they can share real-life information with you.  I also had a great rep from Animas with us when I was introduced to my pump.  Highly recommended.