Like Amylia, I was diagnosed young. At five years old I didn’t know anything about what was going on, and at 34 years old now, I honestly don’t remember much about things that far back.
I can only imagine the shock of being diagnosed with diabetes. I can only guess at what types [...]Continue Reading →
If you include my initial diagnosis back in 1980, then Thursday, 9/3/09 would be the third time in my (nearly) 30 year diabetes “career” that I was admitted to the hospital for DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis). While more than once is too much, I don’t think I’ve done too damn bad, all things [...]Continue Reading →
I talked on Monday about all the driving I’m doing now, and how the reach of headlights has some parallels to our blood sugar testing.
Another similarity struck me as I was driving through Wisconsin. It was just about dusk (prime time for deer crossing), and I was on a small, two-lane highway. There were [...]Continue Reading →
I am glad to say that I’ve found some work. It is not diabetes related, but it seems to be paying a couple of the bills and gives me a lot of flexibility.
This job involves a lot of driving. 4 hours into Wisconsin or Iowa (one way) a few times per month, minimum. I’ve [...]Continue Reading →
I’m having a really crappy blood sugar day.
I know it happens to all of us, but that doesn’t make it any easier.
I know that I sometimes I cause my own bad days, especially when I can’t contain my food cravings. But you know, those days are a little easier to handle because I [...]Continue Reading →
I’ve been very lucky to have a handful of great diabetes daily members close to where I live. We’ve had a handful of very informal social visits over the past year or so, and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know more great people, with great stories, great lessons, and great wisdom. I walk away from [...]Continue Reading →
A quick disclaimer. I’m having a lot of trouble writing this because there is just simply too much goodness to put into words. To all that were at the summit, I love you guys, and am honored to have had an opportunity to give each and every one of you a big hug. To those [...]Continue Reading →
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