An Islit individual using unknown CGMs for "more than a decade"

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Mar 11, 2023, 2:51:40 PMMar 11
March 11 2023

Islit (Insulinitis - see sig for details).

The individual (Erin Prater) got Islit at
age 12, about 25 years ago, 1998 or
thereabouts, making the individual's
current age about 37.

Many photos in the article & in the For-
tune article used as the source for this
article, but I had to do a search to find
the following image which I'm presum-
ing is Erin Prater for real (99% chance):

Erin Prater is a writer for Fortune.

For comparison, I've used a Dexcom CGM
since October 2013 (9 years & ~5 months),
& an Omnipod since January 2014 (9 years
& ~2 months).

So, very close to the amount of time that
Erin has used CGMs though unfortunately,
Erin does not share which CGMs she has
used & which (if any) insulin pump she uses.

She does share that whatever she has used,
her skin is "marred and bruised". I haven't
had that problem.

She says she has trouble when taking hot
baths. I don't do baths, just showers, & I
haven't had any problems with showers.

Erin, unfortunately, uses diabetes & diabetic
without clarifier 24 times, uninformed about
all of the advantages in using new superior
clarifying terms for the 7 Disparate High Glu-
cose Conditions (see sig below).

My primary motivation in using a CGM, the
need to minimize life-threatening severe
lows, Erin does mention her use of CGMs
is "truly life-saving technology that almost
always reliably warns me of impending high
& low glucose levels."

Her pointing out CGMs measure interstitial
glucose levels, I didn't find her comments
on those lagging behind actual glucose lev-
els by 15 minutes to be pertinent, but she
thought that was/is important to point out.

She didn't mention bloodpricked glucose
tests, something I rely on when needing to
calibrate my CGM.

She did point out correctly that food & exer-
cise aren't the only things impacting glucose

Since she didn't indicate which brands of
CGMs she has used, not sure where her com-
ment "easy to wear for a week or two—and
much harder to wear for longer than that"
comes from. My Dexcom G6 sensor lasts
80 hours.

Her mention of "cognitive burden", I don't
really think about that, but I suppose one
could make a case for a CGM lessening
that, albeit it's been almost 10 years since
I didn't have a CGM & if I'm not mistaken,
I spent less time worrying about glucose ...

... levels before I got a CGM, but I had a
lot of low glucose problems, so less cog-
nitive burden except when passing out
from severe lows & multiple near-death
events, the consequence of not having
a CGM. CGMs increase "cognitive burden" ...

... for CGM users who don't have any Dis-
parate High Glucose Condition? Perhaps.

As for access to a CGM & insulin pump,
see her article for her take on that.

I haven't really given much thought to that
after I decided in 2013 to start using a CGM
& paying the higher costs for CGM / insulin
pump / insulin, although I did give that con-
siderable thought when deciding if I could
afford it or not.

As for her comments on use of CGMs &
insulin pumps varying between races, vari-
ations in insurance coverage & how much
people make & can afford relates to that:

Not sure if or which of the top 10 countries
cover CGMs & insulin pumps for everyone
with Islit or which countries have great
public health care systems.

In a Star Trek universe, where true equality
& equitable opportunity is pervasive, one
can hope that one day, on the bright side
of all that may happen due to artificial intel-
ligence advances, we'll be there some time
in the upcoming decades, the sooner the

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New SUPERIOR clarifying name for near-
total to total loss of endogenous insulin

The overwhelming majority of Islit caused
by autoimmune attacks on pancreatic beta
cells (Insulitis Islit) but there are

o 15 specific types of rapid onset Islit, a
rare condition (only present in < one-half
of 1% of Americans & in a much lower rate
in most of the world), when present is typ-
ically diagnosed at age under 30
(50% at age < 18, 20% at age 19 to 29)

o 1 slow onset specific type, Latent Auto-
immune Islit, frequency unknown but per
a recent report, misdiagnosed as Cellosis
(new clarifying name for type 2 diabetes)
almost 40% of the time due to slow onset
& occurrence typically at age over 30

Old outdated anachronistic name for Islit is
type 1 diabetes, confusing in that diabetes
without clarifier is often used to describe this
& the other 6 Disparate High Glucose Con-
ditions (DHGCs).

That makes figuring out which DHGC is actu-
ally being referred to (& it can be any 1, some,
or all of them when diabetes or diabetic word
used without clarifier) confusing / difficult:

Recent estimate that 20 million have Islit in the
world, 1 in 394 (2.583/10ths of 1%), less than
5% of the almost 470 million in the world who
have any of the 7 DHGCs, 95% having Cellosis
(see below for causalities):

Notably, one's relatives and one's birthplace
dramatically impact one's risk of getting the
Insulitis-caused Islit, as listed in details of all
15 specific types of rapid-onset Islit & the sole
specific type of slow onset Latent Autoimmune
Islit at

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. Insulin / Insulin Pump / CGM I use
. Fiasp Ultra-Fast-Acting Insulin in a
. tubeless Omnipod insulin pump catheter
. placed into skin / pod with adhesive
. stuck onto skin every 80 hours, control
. via Omnipod 5 Controller connected to
. Dexcom G6 CGM providing auto-basil-dos-
. aging based on CGM glucose levels)
. Dexcom G6 CGM (continuous glucose monitor
. connected to Omnipod)

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Stop Diabetes/Diabetic Confusion
with New Superior Clarifying Terms

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o Preventable Cellosis is the only specific
type of Disparate High Glucose Condition
that is preventable & reversible (in many,
sometimes it's called type 2 diabetes, often
confusingly called diabetes with no clarifier)

Risk for Preventable Cellosis, Hypertension,
& Cardiovascular Disease increases as one's
weight increases but BMI risk increases at
lower BMI levels in non-white individuals:

o PreCellosis (often confusingly called predia-
betes with no clarifier) is the oft-times preven-
table & reversible Cellosis precondition that all-
too-often the overwhelming majority having it
are unaware they have it (almost 3 times more
have PreCellosis than have Cellosis).

o 20 specific types of Cellosis, unpreventable
& nonreversible (thus far, sometimes called
type 2 diabetes, all-too-often confusingly called
diabetes with no clarifier)

Per the following article, 5.3% with Cellosis
used exogenous insulin in 2019.

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o 4 other Disparate High Glucose Conditions
exist (Gestational Cellosis, Diminosis, Neonatal
Diminosis, Ohiglucons), all 7 DHGCs fully des-
cribed in the following article:

Logic and reasoning behind ceasing using
confusing / misleading / misinforming diabetes
& diabetic & reactive hypoglycemia words and
phrases, replacing all of that with vastly superior
clarifying names:

Diabetes Bubble / Diabetes Bubble Burst

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