Measure Chlorine Levels in a Tsunami


No, we do not have pink lights in our house. The discoloration you see is dried blood. I have been wearing it for less than a week and was tired of the blood sugar levels of ???, so I went to change it and was showered by dark red paint chips. For those that don’t know, the picture is a sensor for my continuous glucose monitor. The color if it normally is transparent with white tape. When the...

To Pump or Not to Pump


I don’t meet, in person, very many people living with Type 1 diabetes. In fact, there is only one other that I see regularly. There are others in the area. You just have to participate more. On the rare occurrence that I do, it seems that many of us suffered the same dilemma.  Should I get the pump?  Should I get a CGM? Is there enough room on your toothpick-shaped body to have two devices...

Red Herring


Everyday, I feel a bit older. Everyday, you are a bit older. I mean that I physical feel it. I am 32, and I often feel like I am on the fast track to a nursing home. Today, I had an appointment with a cardiologist.  Apparently, individuals with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome are at risk for heart problems. I had this appointment today, and from this appointment, I have to make 3 more. I heard they sell...

Pony Rides and Bad Drivers


I know.  Its been a while.  I keep planning on writing but most days I am just so exhausted that watching TV is difficult. I am sort of on vacation.  Mamma is in Italy for a friend’s wedding, and I’m at home with the kids. Last Saturday we went to a farmer’s market where we had tickets for a pony ride. That was a flee market. Actually, we had vouchers so that we could get tickets for a pony ride...

Day 3 with Dex


My Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) arrived on Friday. I plugged it in for 3 hours of charging and immediately started getting myself connected. He was like a kid in a candy store. Metaphorically speaking; of course. It has only been 3 days, and I have already learned a great deal from the little egg shaped device. What I thought my blood sugar was doing goes about like this: I take my...

What would you do with a diabetes-free day?


Emily Coles on Tudiabetes asked the PWDs of the DOC, “What would you do with a diabetes-free day?” I tried to think of something interesting; something amazing; something that would just be so much cooler than anyone else’s answer. He tried to think. Sadly, I kept coming back to some fairly normal answers. For starters, I’m sleeping until 10AM. I’m not getting up because my blood sugar is going...

Something to Laugh About


So tonight while chatting and listening at DMSA Live, I was reading the other blogs that I never have time to read and SUM had posted a video with a link back to a previous post.  I’m posting them both so that I never forget them.

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Starting Right Now


One of the things I hate the most, is high blood sugar.  Not high like, “Oh. Good thing I tested.  I didn’t even notice."  High like, "Do you taste metal?  What smells like burning dust? Water. Water. Water! Water! Water! Water!” Lately, I seem to be in a bit of rut when it comes to my blood sugar.  In the evenings, I’m watching the girls while Mamma is at school...

Adventures in Veterans Affairs


I have been planning, for a while now, to start getting my prescriptions and medical care through Veterans Affairs. Basically, everything was supposed to be more cost effective as Veterans Affairs foots the largest part of the bill. I had forgotten how efficiently time consuming military medicine was. Its both a blessing and a curse. With the military, they always try to get everything done at...

7.7 A1C for My Diaversary


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...

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