Category Archives: Data-betes

Three Rides’ Data

Over the last eight days, I did three big rides of 65, 102, and 72 miles. I’ve been treating each of my rides as experiments, trying to figure out what the hell I’m doing with diabetes and exercise by the … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Medtronic Enlite CGM Sensor

A couple months ago, I wrote about my frustration with the Medtronic Enlite CGM sensor. It was the follow up to my first impressions post, which was actually my view four months in. Those dispatches, along with the one about … Continue reading

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Fun with Tiny Computers

Every once in a while, I get a little geeky. Given my CareLink data hacking, this probably isn’t much of a surprise. Until recently, all my geekiness has been software-oriented. I never took any electronics or circuits classes as a … Continue reading

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Retrospective

I’ve been gathering all of my diabetes related data for more than a year now: carbs, boluses, BG readings, CGM traces, exercise data, insulin changes, etc. Almost all of this data is automatically generated and captured through my pump/CGM, and … Continue reading

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Working on the A1c

I was really early for my endocrinology appointment this morning. It was one of those “arrive really early or struggle to make it on time” choices that had me sitting around in the hospital cafeteria, leisurely eating a muffin and … Continue reading

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All Together Now: Integrating the Diabetes App

Hey, y’all. Sorry I’ve been mostly absent recently. I’ve been making stuff, and it feels pretty good. I don’t get to code quite as much as I used to at work, and this (*ahem*) little project has been giving me … Continue reading

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Uploading OneTouch Meters to CareLink in MacOS 10.8

You know what sucks? Not being able to connect to CareLink from your nifty, modern Mac because Lifescan and/or Minimed decided it wasn’t worth creating a new driver for the cable that connects a OneTouch blood glucose meter to your … Continue reading

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Visualizing Exercise with Diabetes

Well, well, well. That’s done. The visualization of exercise data proved to involve much more work than I had originally anticipated, mainly because it involved so many different data events: .fit file data, sensor readings, BG fingerstick values, basal rates … Continue reading

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Insulin Concentration Redux

I figured out the right way to average the insulin concentration in my blood at different times of the day. The chart is below. The red curve is the average for weekend days, while the blue curve averages weekdays. (The … Continue reading

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The Quantified Self

I’m getting ready to dive deep into this site and the places it links to: QuantifiedSelf.com.

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Insulin Concentration

The following plot shows three day’s worth of insulin boluses. (What’s a bolus? It’s the insulin dose given at mealtime or as a correction to bring down blood sugar. It differs from the continuously delivered background insulin by being a … Continue reading

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Motor Error

In March I got a new pump, since my older Minimed Paradigm 522 was very out of warranty. The differences between the 522 and the 523 are slight and barely noteworthy, but I would miss them if they went away. … Continue reading

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Pharmacokinetics

Now on this evening’s reading list: Bioavailability and bioeffectiveness of subcutaneous human insulin and two of its analogs—LysB28ProB29-human insulin and AspB10LysB28ProB29-human insulin—assessed in a conscious pig model. (“LysB28ProB29,” or insulin lispro, is better known as Humalog.) Along with the “Pharmacokinetics” … Continue reading

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Box Plot

Based on Sara‘s comment on yesterday’s post, I decided to use MATLAB’s boxplot function to show the statistical complexity in the data. So what is this? The boxes show the 25th and 75th percentiles of the data, and the red … Continue reading

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A “Typical” Day’s Blood Sugars

I always wondered what an “average” day’s blood glucose looked like. Now I know.

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