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#DBlogWeek ’14 – Day 6 – Sharply dressed (video)

Here’s 30 days worth of sharps logged and catpured on film in under 3 minutes…a video collection I began last August.  Enjoy!

(Yes, I used two meters – during this month, because I momentarily lost one, an only changed the lancet once in each).

Today’s topic: Back for another year, let’s show everyone what life with diabetes looks like!  With a nod to the Diabetes 365 project, let’s grab our cameras again and share some more d-related pictures.  Post as many or as few as you’d like.  Feel free to blog your thoughts on or explanations of your pictures, or leave out the written words and let the pictures speak for themselves.


Video: Testing with a two-year-old

My two-year-old son just loves my blood glucose meter.  When he sees it lying around (which is, by the way, always), he picks it up and hands it to me — with the request “Me want to see the numbers!”

So when I grab my meter to test , his eyes light up and he insists on being part of the action. I apply the blood, and he tells me the number. (Then I verify it to make sure he’s correct. He is – after all – two, and is prone to making mistakes).

It goes a little something like this: (doing it with a camera in my hand makes it a bit trickier)…

The rocky reality of hypoglycemia

This vlog (video-log) could have just as easily been titled “A Consequence of Hypoglycemia”, but alas, that name was already taken. So I’ll just go with the “Rocky Reality…” name.
(subtitle: “Gonna Cry Now”)

Running time 3 minutes

The Big Blue Serter versus lil’ ol’ me

Most people don’t get excited about stabbing themselves with needles.  But if you’ve been following me lately, you know about how inexplicably euphoric I’ve been over my new spot for my CGM sensor:  my arms.  I’m also feeling good about the attention it’s gotten:  (Scott, how on earth did you do THAT?).  So, with the newfound skills I developed in making my You Can Do This video, I recorded a video of the CGM insertion as well.

It won’t win any awards, but my hope is that it is informative and useful to at least one of you.

This video is of me inserting a Medtronic Minimed CGM in my arm, with the ‘serter.  It follows similar videos that are already out there: Kim already shared her video on her arm-insertion of a Dexcom in January.  And recently, Sarah showed us how the Sugabetic puts in a Medtronic single-handedly, without that infamous blue inserter.

Of course, the techniques here aren’t “approved”, so insert-standard-disclaimer-stuff-here, blah blah blah, check with your medical professionals, yadda yadda, don’t try this at home.

Put myself on YouTube? I can do this!

I never thought I could make a YouTube video. But someone said to me, “You Can Do This“.

So I did.

Happy Birthday YCDT!