I am often frustrated by the absorption times of the insulins we use these days.
Don’t get me wrong! They are much faster than what we had back when Regular was the best tool for the job.
Back then we were told to take our insulin something like 30 – 40 minutes before we [...]Continue Reading →
I was running a basal test Friday morning. Starting at 6am, and testing every hour until noon. No food, no bolus, no variables (or were there?).
6:00 – 94 mg/dl – wow! I’m actually near my target! Good job Scott!
7:00 – 96 mg/dl
8:00 – 101 mg/dl
9:00 – 141 mg/dl – start of [...]
There is a simple fact facing me.
This fact is, I believe, the root cause of many of the things I struggle with around my diabetes control.
I am fighting this fact tooth and nail. Even though I can clearly see this fact, I have, so far, not been able to change my behavior.
And [...]Continue Reading →
Ok, I have been busy ALL week – not even having time to read all my favorite D-blogs.
I’ve spent the last couple hours trying to catch up with everyone’s lives, and I’m making progress. I think I’ve only got something like 58 unread posts to read (oy!). For every minute I leave the [...]Continue Reading →
I know that this is going to completely shatter whatever “mental image” you may have of me. Yes folks, that is a tattoo, and yes, that is really my arm.
I’m big on symbols. Certain images convey to me a million messages with one quick glance. This [...]Continue Reading →
I did everything that I am supposed to do, according to what I’ve been told.
I followed all of the “rules”.
I counted all of the carbs.
I checked my blood sugar.
I did all of the math.
(68g carbs / 7.5g per unit = meal bolus) + (current BG (163)- target BG / 35 [...]Continue Reading →
I know that it has been a while since I last posted. And I do feel some obligation to get something new out there – self imposed, I know, but I still feel it.
I sat down tonight to try to put something together, and it’s just not flowing. I have not felt like writing [...]Continue Reading →
I really appreciate all of your support to my last post. I can’t tell you how meaningful it is to me. I think the OC is the best thing I’ve found since my insulin pump. You all are the best. I wish I could find words that better expressed how much you all [...]Continue Reading →
Is it just me, or is there a lot of emotion floating around the OC lately?
I thought it was just me, but then I sat down tonight to catch up on some posts, and I was just struck by the seemingly all encompassing “blah” that many of us are going through right now.
I [...]Continue Reading →
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