Conflict of Interest?

On September 20, 2006 By

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 [...]

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Do you bolus for caffeine?

On September 19, 2006 By

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 [...]

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Fighting the Facts

On September 15, 2006 By

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 [...]

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So much reading!

On September 14, 2006 By

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 [...]

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This post was inspired by a comment that Bernard made on a post I did back in July. He commented about having to plan ahead:

“For me, the only thing that really bites is having to sort of plan in advance if I want to play with my children. Otherwise I [...]

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Tattoos & Diabetes

On August 31, 2006 By

Crisis: Danger – Opportunity

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Trying to Force It…

On August 27, 2006 By

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 [...]

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Update & Random Stuff

On August 18, 2006 By

Hello everyone!

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 [...]

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Maybe it’s the Moon?

On August 13, 2006 By

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 [...]

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