Category: Reviews

Fiasp Insulin Review

Initially I wasn’t enjoying using Fiasp very much, but I was querying whether I had a dodgy cartridge. I requested some FlexTouch pens (much smoother than the Novorapid FlexPens I’m used to, which are also available in FlexTouch btw) instead to give it another go. I wanted to wait until I’d used up either a…

Dexcom G5 Review

I’ve had the Dexcom G5 for almost four days now, so I thought I’d pop up a little first impressions review. What is it? The Dexcom G5 is the latest CGM (continuous glucose monitor) from Dexcom, an American company specialising in CGM technology for diabetes. The Dexcom is considered the gold standard CGM and is…

Genteel Review

Disclaimer: I wasn’t sure whether there was much value in writing this review, but this blog is about my honest opinion of products and how they worked or didn’t work out for me. The reason why I deliberated writing this review was because I had a pretty bad experience with Genteel, specifically their customer service,…

Freestyle Libre Review

EDITED 16.7.27 to provide more accurate information about Dexcom since using it. Also, changed my neologism of FPT to fingerstick test to avoid confusion. I heard about the Freestyle Libre just after I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in September 2016. After the initial few months of wild highs and lows, I decided to make the investment.…

‘Think Like a Pancreas’ Review

Who’s it for? I would unreservedly recommend this book to anyone living with type 1 diabetes. It might be a little intense for family and friends who are interested, but it doesn’t presuppose much understanding of T1D, and explains everything in an incredibly succinct way. However, I would say that I have a pretty good…