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A Mazda and a Maserati

The Enlite CGM system was the reason I ended up getting the Medtronic Minimed 530G as my first insulin pump in December 2013. I really liked the idea of only having to wear one device on me at all times. And the Dexcom wasn’t compatible with the pump I really wanted, the Tandem T-Slim. So I ended up trusting my endo and went with the 530G with Enlite.

A few months after receiving my pump, I heard about Nightscout for the first time. It was a Dexcom exclusive movement in the early days. I became a lurker on the CGM in the Cloud Facebook page, waiting anxiously for the day that Nightscout would work with my Enlite. And finally at the end of 2014, I was notified that Nightscout for Enlite had been born and was testing. It took me a few months to get the supplies, but eventually, I was in the Cloud with a rig of my own!

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#WaitingToNotWait

If you have been part of the DOC for any amount of time, you’ve probably seen the hashtag #WeAreNotWaiting moving around Facebook, Twitter, and numerous blog sites. While I have not been able to participate, I’ve had the pleasure of watching the Nightscout / CGM in the Cloud project grow at an astronomical rate and touch thousands of lives.

So what is Nightscout and why are people not waiting?

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A non-runner’s review of the FlipBelt.

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Last week I ordered and received my new FlipBelt from Amazon. The FlipBelt is made for runners to store their phone, keys, electrolyte gel, etc on their person while they run without looking like a fanny pack.

I’m not a runner. At all. Unless something is chasing me, trying to kill me. If you see me running, then you should probably run too.

Anyway, if it can store all those things, and is designed to be both comfortable and stylish, then it sounds perfect for my insulin pump! Plus, it was only $30 including shipping – definitely worth it to try it!

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