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7.7 A1C for My Diaversary

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This may get long winded, so bear with me. Today I had an appointment with my endocrinologist. I was a little worried about my A1C because the holidays are evil. Wow. I mean it. I cannot have carbohydrates without taking insulin; yet every gift basket, box of candy, and tin of cookies that gets sent to the office has food that requires insulin. Snaking is my weakness. The idea of taking insulin...

How Low Can You Go?

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I woke up the other morning to my wife trying to poke me in the finger.  That’s got to be the first time she has tried to poke you.  Apparently, my blood sugar was a little low. Yeah.  I would call that low.  I didn’t really know what she was doing.  The only part I was really understanding was the part where she was holding my finger with the intent to make me bleed. It would have...

Roller Coaster Days

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Today was one of the worst roller coaster days I have ever had. I had heard the rumors about the Contour USB not giving the proper readings. I realize there will be some fluctuation, but today was ridiculous and I still feel sick because of it. The day started pretty normally. I checked by blood, took my insulin, ate my breakfast, and went to work. After a few hours, I started to feel low, so I...

Getting Involved

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One of the things I am not very good at, but wish I was, is getting involved with diabetes. He means other than the daily injections.  Today’s blog post is going to be how you can help me help others like me. For starters, I want a new pancreas! Ouch. The artificial pancreas is the most revolutionary advance in treating type 1 diabetes since insulin.  He stole that sentence from the JDRF...

Beauty Rest

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Squishy isn’t exactly known for her ability to sleep through the night.  Some nights she sleeps; Mamma and I wake up because we expect to.  Most nights she gets up at least once.  The last few nights have been worse than normal.  She has fevers up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit.  When I have a fever, I can’t do anything but sleep.  When Squishy has a fever, she prefers to share the pain...

In Your Free Time

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I have a wife who is going to school full time, a child in the first grade, a child still in diapers, a cat who is always starving to death, and two frogs that are easily forgotten.  When I started this blog, it was right after I earned my master’s degree and right before Beth started school.  I thought I would have free time to keep the world updated on what it is like to be father/husband...

Things to try on vacation

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I went on vacation.  That’s right, I left my office and ignored my email (mostly) for almost 2 weeks.  It was wonderful.  I plan to do it again sometime. Right before I left, I had my quarterly checkup with the endocrinologist.  He says my A1C is now down to 8.0.  Could be better.  Has been worse.  He also suggested that I may want to increase my Lantus dosage to help bring my A1C down.  I...

Diabetes at the BBQ

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Last weekend was the company BBQ.  This is the second annual BBQ.  Last year, I discovered that I like volleyball.  This year I was smiling for two days from the high of playing the sport and was sad when everyone else decided not to play anymore. The annual picnic is always a blast.  Everyone gets together and talks about life instead of work.  All of us desk jockeys get up and throw frisbees...

A Bit of Whining

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It’s been a while I know.  I hadn’t noticed.  The routine we have is both difficult physically and emotionally.  It is hard and I miss Mamma more than she realizes, but I am proud of her.  I am proud of her for furthering her eduction.  I am proud of her being one of the best in her class.  I am proud of her finally making friends in a strange country.  It isn’t easy, but I am...

Happy Easter! Your prescriptions will arrive in 3 days.

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You know how much I love health insurance? You know liars go to hell?  I received a letter stating that I would have to purchase one of my insulins through the mail from now on or I would have to pay for it out of pocket and it would be applied to my out of network deductible and not to the one I really use.  They gave you an alternative though.  Yeah; soft of.  I can go back to using Humalog...

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