Saturday, February 11, 2017

Why I chose Ypsopump

Why I chose Ypsopump
After nearly 5 years with the Animas Vibe, I received a few days ago my new YpsoPump from Ypsomed from the postman in receipt. I had already posted some photos on our Facebook fanpage and there came immediately the question, why just the YpsoPump? The question is certainly right at first sight, because what do you want nowadays with a pump, which has no CGM connection and where the bolus calculator is missing. I will explain it to you all!

To one there is the emotional side. As we have already reported here several times, we have been involved in the development of the pump for over 4 years and therefore it was clear that I would like to wear the pump some time. But of course this has not been decisive. Here are my reasons for choosing the YpsoPump:

  • The size! This pump is small and is well in the hand.
  • The menu is 100% icon based and comes without font. 
  • Touch screen
  • Pre-filled ampoules
  • Future-oriented: I am a fan of the fact that I can control everything in the future in my iPhone. Already, I have my Dexcom G5 CGM data on the iPhone and I think of Ypsomed that they see the same. I am 100% sure that I can use the pump at any time via an app. When this is going to happen, I can not say I hope as soon as possible. So I then have everything on the iPhone, pump control, CGM data, mySugr, Diasend as evaluation tool. If everything is still linked together, perfect. 
  • The clear and straightforward design, almost a little Swedish. 

Some will now say, "You can do almost everything with other pump manufacturers such as Medtronic or Animas?" That is true and if the YpsoPump was not on the market, I would definitely choose one of the other pumps. But I find it simply good and remarkable and gladly supports a manufacturer of us diabetics cooperates and that our opinion also finds hearing. There was no such thing as Dato yet.

What do you think about it? Can you understand my reasons? Finally, a few photos of the unpacking of the pump below.

Why I chose Ypsopump

Why I chose Ypsopump

Why I chose Ypsopump

Why I chose Ypsopump

Why I chose Ypsopump

Saturday, May 7, 2016

What do I wish for Diabetes future?

What do I wish for Diabetes future?

Over the Easter holidays I have with time made ​​a few thoughts on how well the diabetes future will look. So great innovations were namely in recent years not really, apart from the Libre that one can really describe as a small revolution. But why does so little to the diabetes technology market? Wait all eventually to the decision whether FGM / CGM is included in the tool catalog? How many times I have spoken with other diabetes bloggers to know when one has seen on various congresses that although you can see a lot, but is not really anything new here. And if something new comes as the CGM of Senseonics, it's immature and not fully thought through.

I think we are preaching for years that manufacturers should cooperate with diabetes, but some Pharma still make devices for the doctor, rather than to the patient. When I see some, what do the producers so everything on the market I shake in disbelief with his head. Why does the manufacturers advisory boards with doctors? Why not with patients or with the opinion leaders ? But not giving up hope on that slowly start rethinking. That there is another way you can see at Ypsomed, which we in the development of the Ypsopump has integrated with and still does. Meet These are always one of my highlights of the year.

The insulin Pump
But we come again to my question, as I imagine the Diabetes future. I think that the smartphone will play a very important role. It is the ultimate tool for me to be and accepts all major tasks: to control pump, diary show, CGM data, bolus, etc. Pre-Power is Dexcom with the new G5. I did my CGM data on the phone, is really great. Unfortunately, the system for the average earner is unaffordable, too bad! What I would still find great, could if I put my data in a private cloud and possibly share with my doctor.

No way, I support the new trend, that as my health insurance would have my data. Something I see extremely critical. I'd rather Google share my information when my health insurance. Let's see what the future holds, I think it will be exciting years when the judgment in favor of FGM / CGM fails for the resource catalog.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Errors in the system - off simply times

Errors in the system - off simply times

Often easier said than done, right? For me it is still not really looking up. The blood sugar levels have indeed been some improvement, which I had already in my update done known, but my body protested anyway. Receives viruses and bacteria with open arms and offer them a home. And the immune system makes a Lenz and seems just to take a complete break. Presumably it relaxed seaside. Studies show, the sound of waves age wave patterns in the brain, lulling you into a deeply relaxed state to rejuvenate the mind and body.

I've never been in my life so fragile and so often ill as at the moment (time of my whole tooth escapades apart).  A few weeks ago I sat a cold so so incapacitated that I completely lost my voice for a few days and the cough kept me awake all night long. This is now almost 4 weeks ago and I still have a slightly husky voice and feel tired.  Immediately afterwards followed a nasty bladder infection. The I had not for years. The girls among you know what agony may be. On the boys: you, the nice rattle along the urethra before I pieselt pins.

In the bladder, a gastrointestinal followed in the last week of infection with fever. Hello? Donnerlüttchen! I can, except for norovirus, not remember ever ever to have had something like that. Some days I just feel so tired and exhausted that I feel this body does not belong to me. Simply because me this feeling appears so strange.

Off, releasing, fresh air
That's why I try to relax just more me to treat more outs, no longer perceive all referrals and appointments, just as far as the weekend. This applies particularly to many invitations that I get on this blog. Of course I am often torn. New and bringing interesting about diabetes in experience vs. the system just relax. Him take a break.

At the moment I need very come down to a little my weekends. This time out I know more and more appreciated and ideally I spend them at sea. There I can usually turn off completely. The silence on the beach enjoying listening to the sea, smell and taste, breathe the fresh sea air deeply, inhale. At sea you realize what it really means to breathe and not of stimuli, but by wind and waves, to be flooded. And my blood sugar thanks me every time. Beach BG just. It's crazy, but my blood sugar levels scratch in such moments rarely reach their limits and I need significantly less insulin. The Diabetes sow seems to be stuck in the wrong body. I suppose it is rather a dike Sheep.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

The origin history of diabetes

The origin history of diabetes
The condition diabetes is the diminished version of diabetes mellitus full name. Diabetes mellitus are derived from diabetes Greek word meaning the siphon, to succeed and the Latin meaning mellitus sugary or sweet word. This is because in diabetes surplus sugar is found in blood and urine. It was known in the seventeenth century as "evil pissing".

The diabetes was probably invented by Apollonius of Memphis around 250 BC. Diabetes is first recorded in English in the form of diabetes, in a medical text written around 1425. It was in 1675 that Thomas Willis "mellitus" added the word "the word diabetes. It was because of the sweet taste of urine. The ancient Greeks, Chinese, Egyptians, Indians, and Persians had noticed this sweet taste in urine as was evident in their literature.

History of diabetes of the claim
Sushruta, Arataeus, and Thomas Willis were the early pioneers of Diabetes claim. Greek doctors prescribed the year - best horse to relieve excess urination. Some other forms of therapy applied to diabetes include wine, supercharging to compensate for fluid loss weight, starvation diet, Etc. In 1776, Matthew Dobson confirmed that the sweet taste of the urine of diabetics was due to the excess of a kind of sugar in the urine and blood of people with diabetes.

In ancient times and medieval ages diabetes was usually a death sentence. Aretaeus tried to treat but could not give a beneficial effect. Sushruta (6th century BCE) an Indian healer identified diabetes and classified as "Madhumeha". Here honey means of "madhu" word and the combined condition means fresh urine. The ancient Indians have diabetes determined by looking at whether ants were attracted to the urine of a person. Korean words, Chinese, and Japanese for diabetes are based on the same ideographs which mean "sugar urine disease".

Persia Avicenna (980-1037) provided a detailed description on diabetes mellitus '' In Drug Canon. " He described the abnormal appetite and decline in sexual functioning with fresh urine. It also identified the diabetic gangrene. Avicenna was the first to describe diabetes insipidus very precisely. It was much later in the 18th and 19th century Johann Peter Frank (1745-1821) differentiated between diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus.

Discovery the role of the pancreas
Joseph von Mering and Oskar Minkowski had in 1889 discovered the role of the pancreas in diabetes. They found that tocs whose pancreas was removed developed all the signs and symptoms of diabetes and died shortly after. In 1910, Sir Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer found that diabetes resulted from lack of insulin. He named the Sugar Regulatory chemical blood insulin as the "island" Latin, meaning island, in reference to islet insulin producers in the pancreas.

In 1919 Frederick Allen of the Rockefeller Institute in New York issued "Regulations on Dietary Totals Diabetes Regulation of Request" which introduced a strict regulation of demand for treatment of dieting or starvation as way manager of diabetes.

Insulin Discovery
In 1921 Sir Frederick Grant Banting and Charles Herbert Best repeated the work of Von Mering and Minkowski and advanced to explain that he could reverse induced diabetes in tocs giving them an extract of pancreatic islet healthy tocs. The Banting, Best, and pharmacist Collip colleague purified the hormone insulin in pancreas of cows at the University of Toronto. This led to the availability of an effective treatment for diabetes in 1922. For this, Banting and MacLeod Director of laboratory received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1923; both shared their prize money with others in the team who have not been identified, in particular the Best and Collip.

The Banting and Best conducted the free patent available so that millions of diabetics worldwide have gained access to insulin. In 1922 January, Leonard Thompson, 14, a charity patient at Toronto General Hospital has become the first person to receive and injection of insulin to treat diabetes. Thompson lived another 13 years before dying of pneumonia at age 27.

Differentiation of type 1 and type 2 diabetes
It was in 1936 that Sir Harold Percival (Harry) Himsworth in his published work has differentiated type 1 and 2 diabetes as different entities.

Biosynthetic Human Insulin
In 1982 the first biosynthetic human insulin - Humulin - that is identical in chemical structure to human insulin and can be produced in series has been approved for market in several countries.

Metabolic syndrome
The metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus these is part of was discovered by Gerald Reaven's M. in 1988. Banting was honored by World Diabetes Day which is held on his birthday, staring at the 14 November 2007.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Diabetes also fills my free time

Diabetes also fills my free time
Sorry first that we have long not heard from us, we had a little more to the winter blues and were also very much on the move. Recently I was asked by a friend why I constantly trip to Rome in my world history, and that you'd only see me in connection with the diabetes blogger events. I had to swallow shortly, to think, only to realize that I really do very much about diabetes type 1 and which also plays most of my free time. What these bloggers events really are where we rumtreiben us regularly that you can in the latest report by Bente read. She stated there is very good. Especially that these events are not only for bloggers but all diabetics come in the end to Good.

As you may have already read, I'm our blog more in the background. I plan to organize and maintain our contacts. But what am I doing still so in the field of diabetes? Here is a brief overview of what we have so else for projects. Besides our blog where we somehow connected with it. Every last Thursday of the month meet the Hamburger diabetics in any hamburger restaurant or pub and chat, discuss or exchange ideas easily. The arose several years ago rather spontaneously to Hamburg Marathon and has continued until today. We are now quite a large, diverse group of Hamburg and Schleswig Holstein become that meets privately back often. This has resulted is the following project:

For the 4th time we will go with 2 teams in the running between the seas at the start. We are now a small organizing team, which is almost all year care that up to 35 diabetics have a great time for 3 days together. I'm looking person always throughout the year in this for 3 days. Look at our website:

Together with my friends Ilka, Tine and Sascha we make at least 1x in the diabetes blog week. The last two years have been such a great success that we will do well this year, at least one. It is always nice to see how put the individual blogs to the wheel and write very horny reports on various topics. As you can see, it is not just the blog. But why am I doing all this? The question is often asked me pretty and pretty easy to answer. I would like to move it! I want to be perceived that we type 1 diabetics in the general public. That drives me feels good.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Eversense - A new CGM of the future?

Eversense - A new CGM of the future?

In Milan the ATTD we were able to take a little look at it, now in Hohenkammern Roche Media Dialogue Social we had the opportunity to take the new CGM of Senseonics extensively examined. The Senseonics CGM system consists of a sensor, the Ever Sense Smart Transmitter and the app. Actually, everything just as in the Decom G5 is planted, only the sensor for 90 days under the skin. What I found pretty cool at first, is then no longer so after several thoughts. The sensor must, of course, after 90 days also get out and that is currently always associated with a small "operation" and thus with a small scar. Although there are already running trials that the sensor may be 180 days in but I think this will take.

The transmitter is a small square box, which still big comes along a little. It needs to be charged, what I would not be disturbing because it characterized the same can renew his patch, which the transmitter is attached to the body every day for about 15 minutes. What I can not understand why the transmitter is not waterproof. On request, the argument was put that one indeed has a mini-USB port on the transmitter.., what !? The GoPro Hero Session camera also has a mini-USB interface and is also 10m Waterproof, so the argument does not apply to me. As already mentioned, the transmitter means of a will patch on the upper arm mounted just above the sensor. This has the following background, supplied to us by the transmitter of the sensor with power and the second, the data via NFC will be sent to the transmitter.

The whole is then sent via Bluetooth to the dedicated app. Unfortunately I could not test the App right, but on the first impression she made a very good figure, what I have seen so.

My conclusion is rather mixed, because I both good find when new technology comes on the market, but then I think to myself every time "Why the engineers do not think it through and ask, for diabetics how to build a device so that it the diabetics also helps..!? " 

Why is not the transmitter waterproof? Especially athletes use a CGM and if that is not waterproof, it brings the athlete nothing. Do I want to 4x a year go under the knife to be removed to my sensor from the upper arm? Yet I see no added value to a Dexcom or Enlite. It's a great approach, but was running in my opinion far moderate. I am excited about what the future holds,

Friday, January 29, 2016

The longest poem of Diabetes

The longest poem of Diabetes

Ahh, we are flashed. And tidy. Our Free Style Libre contest is over and with this mountain participants we honestly did not expect. Nearly 600 mails we got. Is 600 rhymes about diabetes and blood sugar measuring! Actually we had planned to tinker from all rhymes a big diabetes poem, but that would really blow in length to the frame. Therefore, we simply joined almost a tenth of rhymes times wahrlos here together.  People you are really great. There's really more. Funny, thoughtful, sad, thrilling, super good. Are diabetics perhaps the true poet?

The winner was the way notified by mail. Congratulations Andreas! Our friend Scott from Scott's diabetes has gespeilt Lady Luck and virtually "pulled" the winner. Ok, go get a cup of cocoa and what to nibble. This blog post is long.  Watch out, here comes the perhaps longest diabetes poem in the world?

Blood Glucose Measurement and so..

Measure blood sugar
Will I eat gummy bears,
Do I have to measure the sugar.

My Sugar is a little clown
It's always jumping up and down.

The finger picksen I tired
now so I'll take the "Libre" and saving me dat

I'd like some food, I have to first measure

Sometimes I have to say that diabetes can a plague.
Especially the pricking and fairs, the fingers can eat before.
But maybe that is coming to an end,
- Free Style Libre -
perhaps is the the turn!

Pregnant with diabetes is no picnic,
because one must constantly check the values.

I inject my sugar down.
Because good values ​​make me perk

I pickse purely in the fingers,
sometimes it bleeds like a slaughtered pig.
Measure the sometimes annoying total,
but do not measure would be fatal.

I want the measure Libre,
then I can forget prick soon.

Whether Fruh whether late or at night,
on a summit or a yacht,
rain or shine
blood glucose measuring - that must be.

Stinging and bleeding every day five to eight times -
you get used to it, but it always remains an ordeal!

My sugar goes up and down,
in spite of everything I remain happy and cheerful.
And when it comes to me not so good,
I lose still long not the courage.
And when it comes to me times super great,
then I think "yes wool, JA Woll . "

Roses are red, my pen is blue -
I can rhyme at all. Diabetes, you pig!

Oh blood sugar, blood sugar ... oh. I have to check yourself every day, Oh blood sugar, blood sugar oh ... With you I've signed a Contract! You accompany my life, a new instrument would be nice, my old Nano I have to give up, that would Libre beautifully

Am I tired or limp, makes my heart too fast, shaking my hands and knees or is already bad and I can not quite see a HYPO must be quickly!!!!

I like the diabetes did not like, so I hope it goes very far. The Finn and Ilka, are much sweeter than Milka.

The diabetes was pretty quiet and did not go on the trip. But the Libre is very good and that's why he makes me so keen on it.

Is the BZ again LO
makes the gummy bear me glad.

Again I have to measure my blood sugar, which can make a pretty stressed. Every day I have to check it several times. My fingers have to put away all! Yet recently there is something Great. All diabetics woll'n it! A device that measures the sugar without pricking several times. Freestyle Libre is the device, it brings diabetics better quality of life!

The FreeStyle Libre is awesome,
the lancing devices can me times

Smells good from the kitchen stove,
I measured my blood glucose level quickly.

Blood sugar measure be before jogging must,
or I'll be sent a light in the sub-sugar.

No sting in the finger more,
if I only Halle Berry Please consider,
if I could afford the Libre,
and bout passing the piercing pain Chops.
Luckily there,
as is clear diabetics not so pious.
Constantly measure is just shit,
the solution, I win the Libre and get's on my next trip to Germany.
I eat once a pizza,
I have longer what, for spritza ',
better not measure,
but when next something g'scheites eat.

Life is no bed of roses
Unless you look for Hypo only spots.

Blood glucose measurement every day
at the beginning was quite beautiful arg
but now It's quite good
to just poke a bit of courage
with libre bout again so fine
the prick is quite tiny
if I would win here
I taet cheer loudly and sing!

Between high mountains and the valley,
keeps me bolus and basal

It stings, it drips, it pricks, it measures
- now I finally know how high you are!

Will you pale and still paler
drinking 'nen juice - then it gets better soon!

After each delicious meal,
I have to measure my blood sugar.
I eat sweets with the aunt,
I spray my Insu in the paunch.
If the blood sugar still too high,
I think it's just stupid.

Blood Glucose Measurement with Freestyle Libre is a hit,
hopefully playing with health insurance!

If my blood glucose meter again a Hypo indicating
my filled with wine gums Hypo Party socket already is ready!

Finally I can kip longer,
the sugar you need only scan

The FGM, slut,
measures the sugar exactly
Once the diagnosis came,
the heart slipped into my trousers.
Diabetes is what you have,
it is in life you to load! Before eating you have to measure
it you allowed just not even forget!
After dinner you have to inject,
otherwise there's sugar Curve tips! Accessories there's really a lot -
all with only one goal:
Making life easier one,
but not everything can inspire. The one good, the other girl bad,
hopefully I do not have bad luck!

I wish that FreeStyle libre
-! It's the thing I fieb're
st my blood sugar especially
great. Stopf 'I quickly with Nashi full
(Mama presents then the pump,
so the value remains then still small)

In "low" sugar in "high" the syringe,
because the HbA1c is determined also great!

Christmas starts again the great food,
do not forget to measure Prior to the blood sugar.

Measuring, weighing, syringes, food ...
the order is important, do not forget!
The curve is right, the HbA1c is good,
as is the Diab. cheerfully.
The Libre is to avoid pricking,
which you could only dream of,
very hopeful ...
Nu isser as he sticks to the arm
shows what he can do, will delight anyone!

Measure A couplet about it should be.
That reminds me of a lot more to a.
Whether partying, sports or food ...
as a diabetic you have to always measure.
Values ​​are documented,
corrects the cans so.
One would think - always running's like clockwork .
But there's also days on which wants nothing fit.
From high values ​​to Hypo incl. Süßzeug then en masse.
The diabetes sow grunts loudly "jucheeee"
and from the fairs do a fingers hurt.
But sore fingers soon belong to the past ,
when you can have a freestyle Libre.
Until the assumption of costs probably goes a little time,
d'rum are with us always ready strips, lancets and the meter.

To measure blood sugar I miss too often, on something like the Freestyle Libre I hoped!

Blood drop out drops of blood here. Are we really, at some point the fingers can no longer simple. Man stands and pushes, pushes and curses, nothing else happens, no matter how long you try. There's' ne solution funny, it is even obvious, only the "nice" insurance company has turned away. The Libre is simply a great part, if I would have the "since I went steeply.

Oh just good that everyone knows,
that is my little monster diabetes.

If the blood sugar in the basement, Ilka especially loves her Nutella. ♥

If the diabetes-sow again merrily,
the blood sugar curve goes up and down.

If the sugar suddenly faster,
you do not begrudge immediately a glass of Nutella!

I swear you'd, I money to burn, I always remain faithful to the Libre!

My fingers, which are green and blue to blame: the Diabetes! Every day, no matter the time she says to me: Get ready! Get out the finger and give me blood otherwise you go us soon no longer good! These diabetes-Sau, makes my fingers blue! With their tricks and their quirks what you already can not do against? These diabetes-Sau, yes that is really smart!

It's the new Freestyle Libre scanner
for type 1er full of Renner!

It was a lady of Aalen,
when stinging she suffered great agony,
but with the FreeStyle
skin was whole again,
and happiness they can now shine again.

I fall less often on the face,
since often I measure the sugar

Hey, you've already seen it yourself?
FreeStyle Libre is something of comfort.

For diabetes, our sweet companion,
helping us fine art ever.

A device in which I so much mitfiebre,
it may test the Abbott FreeStyle Libre!

Unobtrusive and easy with no blood to measure glucose,
user-friendly than ever before - which can not be forgotten.

Why stand when you can scan?
So the idea of the pain-free testing began.

Overtime it shows you just so every trend at,
great, what the technology in Flash glucose monitoring system can do.

I wish the cash it pays all, test the blood sugar,
so it would come with us "type all ones" to true joy feasts.

Love Fortuna, you please watch the video on "" to,
then you know it, how much better can be testing for us.

With the sensor you see much, much, much more values,
and without pricking what it previously very difficult.

Cake, pie, Kola, juice takes diabetics force. Drum applies: whether large or small, the sugar must be measured!

Is my sugar in the basement,
I notice it now with Libre faster.

In my third year of life, the beast has crept
Into doggedly into my body, and there it remained,
'Will there be, do not want to go, only caused me pain.

Parents panicked, because I, the child,
drink tons of water, and so they ran swiftly,
to the doctor and asked, sir what can it be?
What is preparing the child such 'punishment?

The doctor then said, this can only be one,
your child's pain, which must be diabetes.

We tested Pens and injected,
tested pumps and flitted,
blood glucose meter,
to blood glucose meter.

But the optimum, which we thought until recently,
Although we heard of measuring sensors, but only Abbott, were these myths weight.

And now, 13 years after diagnosis is hope,
hope for improvement,
hope for more accurate measurement,
hopes of winning this raffle.

This is not a new bar code scanner,
the Libre, which is what experts!

I would like to measure hourly,
only with my health insurance, I can forget that.

Is my blood sugar in the basement,
the world turns a lot faster for me.

by: a small part of the world's nearly 366 million diabetics