I have an older Accu-Chek Compact meter that I use at work. This meter uses a “drum” of 17 test strips. There are a few reasons that I don’t really like it, but I don’t hate it either. It’s a good meter to have at work, and I have a TON of strips for it, [...]Continue Reading →
I am very regular about changing my infusion sets. Every three days, usually in the morning – unless some emergency dictates otherwise.
I believe that it is important for me to not leave my infusion set in too long. I feel that it creates more scar tissue when it’s left in too long. While I’ve [...]Continue Reading →
Is it just laziness? Lack of planning – causing runs to the vending machines through the day? Unpolished and unpracticed carb counting by eyeball? Falling victim to the clever marketing schemes that have me addicted to things like Diet Coke & Peanut M&M’s? Combination of all of these things? Who knows.
What I do know [...]Continue Reading →
I think for many of us, we know the truth, but may not be willing to face the truth. I think this is certainly the case for me in looking at my (lack of) “Nutritional Habits”.
I talked to my Endo about this, and he handed me a card. It said “Nutrition Counseling Services” and [...]Continue Reading →
As expected, my A1C was higher than I’m comfortable with – although not as high as I expected it to be. The result was 9.1, down from 9.2 three months ago. Faithful readers will remember that for my last visit in November, I thought I had been doing really well, and was caught [...]Continue Reading →
How often do you guys & gals have your feet examined?
I’m just thinking back, and it’s been years for me. I think that most endo’s would make it part of the routine for someone like me (approaching 26 years of D in April), and I’m a bit concerned that I’ll have to actually ask [...]Continue Reading →
I think there are plenty of great ideas out there. Coming from so many different sources – books I read (or listen to), blog entries and comments, medical professionals or just plain intuition and luck.
The challenge comes in putting those ideas into practice in your everyday life.
An example. I see a therapist every [...]Continue Reading →
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