One item that especially interested me were the temporary medical ID tattoos. For those without kids, these temporary tattoos usually last 3-5 days before they simply wear off. [...]Continue Reading →
Why do we feel the need to come up with smart & creatively witty titles for our new entries? I’ve decided I am not going to do that for this post.
I’m frustrated with the task of keeping track of everything that affects my diabetes. Many of the technical solutions (software, either [...]Continue Reading →
I’m sure you’re all curious about how basketball has been going! Overall I’d have to say it’s been going pretty good. I’d like to share a story about last week that I think is pretty funny, then I’ll get into the diabetes related stuff.
I usually get to the gym on Tuesdays & Thursdays for [...]Continue Reading →
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I feel pretty good about the latest upload of my data. It shows that I’ve been in target slightly more than 50%, with a pretty even distribution of highs (makes sense, when I’m high I test more often, so there are more numbers to measure), and a very comfortably low number of lows [...]
I’ve been lucky enough to be allowed to split my workday twice a week and go play basketball for a couple hours over lunchtime. It’s really great. Great exercise, a good group of guys, and just generally a good time.
I’ve been generally curious about how calories, exercise, blood sugar and the myriad [...]Continue Reading →
I had my endo appointment on Friday of last week.
As many of you are aware, I’ve been pretty frustrated lately with my control (or lack of). My A1C accurately reflected that, coming in at 9.0. My last one was 9.3, so I guess it’s good that it’s coming down a little.
My thyroid levels [...]Continue Reading →
Another time that this happened my finger actually bled from both places! I didn’t have a camera [...]Continue Reading →
I’ve got my quarterly appointment with my endo near the end of this week. Along with that comes the need to get labs drawn and get them done in time enough for the results to be at the office when I go in for my appointment.
There are a couple of logistical challenges that come [...]Continue Reading →
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I have been riding the rollercoaster BIG TIME the last couple of weeks. High every morning, still fighting to control my eating urges after suppertime. Because of those urges I’ve been eating crappy snacks after supper, not counting as close as I need to, etc. Which means that I’m running high or low, [...]
Am I too young to be concerned about heart problems?
With long term diabetes it is said that you are at higher risk for heart problems. I think the statistics are somewhere around 6 to 10 times higher risk than a non-diabetic person. Add in my excellent (NOT!) dietary habits and the fact that I’m [...]Continue Reading →
“If the rest of the world understood the inability to actually control this disease, I think we would get a little more empathy and little less blame thrown our way.”— George Simmons, The B.A.D. Blog
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