Monday, July 24, 2017

Just a girl and her artificial pancreas

I promised some big news and then dropped the ball.  I'm so sorry if you've been waiting patiently (or impatiently) since I hinted at my big news on my post about resisting the AHCA.

(Our work there isn't done yet, by the way.  It seems as fast as we defeat one bill, they come up with another, even worse plan.  Stay on your toes and continue to make your phone calls, write your letters, and RESIST!)

But here's my big news!  Two months ago I got on the Medtronic 670G, the pump + CGM that is being called an artificial pancreas (even though that's probably a bit of an exaggeration).

Saturday, July 8, 2017


I apologize for not having blogged in so long, especially when there is so much going on with health care right now.  The AHCA had me terrified -- and the Senate version of the bill, even more so.

I hear a lot of denial from people -- "They couldn't possibly pass it!  How could they take health care away from millions of people?"  "They'll never agree long enough to pass it" and the like.  But the fact of the matter is, we said that about the House version of the bill, and it even appeared dead -- until suddenly it wasn't, and they held a vote and passed it.

I'm afraid they'll do the same with the Senate version of the bill, so here's what I'm asking everyone to do to help.