There are things in life that we don’t have a choice about. Diabetes is, of course, one of those things. Gas prices and taxes are a couple others…
I don’t like having diabetes. In fact, it quite honestly really sucks. We find a way to do what we have to do, and to lead mostly [...]Continue Reading →
That term means something to us pumpers – as in “disconnected” from our pumps. But, that’s not what I want to write about today.
Instead I’m talking about the disconnect we have in one of our very basic bodily systems.
The body is a fascinating machine. One that we probably don’t give it’s due credit [...]Continue Reading →
One of those things.
It’s usually just swept under the carpet until the pile of crap under the carpet is just too noticeable to be ignored.
I don’t know what the current statistics are, but those dealing with a chronic condition such as diabetes are more likely to experience clinical depression. It’s something like two [...]Continue Reading →
If you take the last five or ten decisions you have made, everything from what to eat or drink to whether or not you should do something right now or later, and look at the matrix of just how many different combinations there could be. It’s mind blowing. Literally.
What to eat for dinner?
One of my favorite blogs to read is “aiming for grace“.
I’ve talked about ada’s wonderful blog before. Not only are the photos she uses great, but the messages she delivers are even better.
I was initially hooked on the blog when she ran her series back in March & April of 2006 [...]Continue Reading →
When I woke up and realized what I had (not) done, I was astounded. Completely and utterly shit-kickin’ floored. How could this happen? Inconceivable.
It has been about 10 years that I’ve been pumping, and not once had I ever forgotten to do this. There was that time back in March [...]Continue Reading →
I read a lot of d-blogs.
The connection we all have is tangible – even if it is just an electronic cyber connection kind of thing. We all get each other. We know what it is like to live with diabetes or care for someone with diabetes. With that in common, we bond quickly and [...]Continue Reading →
I usually operate well under pressure.
When a situation calls for very high intensity functioning, I am all game. Sign me up for the “whatever it takes” work ethic and can’t be stopped determination — but it’s usually for a limited duration. No one can do that forever, right?
But isn’t that what living [...]Continue Reading →
20/20 hindsight is a saying often used to express the idea that if I would have had then the information I have now, I may have taken a different course or made a different decision.
I think that most everyone, to a degree, lives their life like that – using past experiences to help color [...]Continue Reading →
I recently finished reading “Psyching Out Diabetes” by Dr. Richard Rubin, June Biermann & Barbara Toohey (June & Barbara have TONS of books out there on diabetes – you probably know them, even if you don’t realize it yet). The book was a quick and easy read, and I would encourage you to [...]Continue Reading →
“Imagine having to pump your own heart because it didn’t do it by itself. And when you want to sleep you have to pump it slower. For exercise you would have to speed it up. You would have to know the rate of pumping for every activity. Do you think you could do it? Do you think it would be easy?”— George Simmons, Facebook
DisclaimerI am not a medical professional. Nothing on this site should be construed as medical advice. Your diabetes may vary. Contact your health care provider for specific questions.