It has taken me many years, but it finally happened. I completely filled up my home sharps container with insulin pump cartridge fill needles. Now what the heck do I do with it?
It has honestly been SO LONG since I’ve had to deal with disposing of a sharps container that I don’t remember what [...]Continue Reading →
I was munching on a big bag of white cheddar popcorn the other day when one of my friends walked by and said something about how hard it is to know how many carbs you’re eating when going right out of the bag like that.
I said “that’s easy, I’ll just have to eat the [...]Continue Reading →
Living with type 1 diabetes is no fun. It is no way to live, and the compromises I have to make in my life in order to survive each day are not small compromises.
I am, however, able to live and survive.
Not everyone in the world has that “luxury”. There are many places in [...]Continue Reading →
I had a lot of trouble playing basketball today. My blood sugar was running high (240′s) and wouldn’t come down quick enough.
My muscles were shot, I couldn’t get enough oxygen into my lungs, my brain was foggy, my coordination and reflexes were anything but coordinated and “reflexy” (…?). It was awful.
I [...]Continue Reading →
I first heard about my snoring many years ago.
I was in the hospital for my first (and only) episode of DKA. I had a pretty funny roommate, but boy did he give me a hard time the next morning.
When the nurse came into the room for the first time he told her “watch [...]Continue Reading →
Thursday of last week was awesome. It was those dominoes again, each little diabetes decision affecting the balance of the day (and sometimes even the next – isn’t that scary?).
I have developed a routine on the days I play basketball that works very well most of the time. I still have a [...]Continue Reading →
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