When pumps fail: 24 hours on MDI in Vegas

I killed my insulin pump last Thursday.

What happened?

Not on purpose, mind you- I was in Las Vegas for the 2017 USBC Open bowling tournament (that’s tenpins if you’re overseas). It was hot – 100℉ (38℃). I was hanging out by the hotel pool with some friends drinking piña coladas, and decided to sit in the pool for a bit to cool off, and I guess I stayed in just a hair too long. Continue Reading →

#2017ADA and the Twitter “photo ban”

The leading controversy out of this year’s American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in San Diego, CA hasn’t been anything really related to Diabetes- or even anything medical. It’s been attempts by the ADA to ban attendees of the conference from sharing photos and accounts of presentations and sessions on social media. While there may be some justification for attempts to enforce this at the ADA conference itself (I don’t believe there is, and I’ll explain that a little further down the page), there have also been “take this post down” messages tweeted at people sharing photos from events that are not even part of the official conference: Continue Reading →