Putting It Into Practice

On February 1, 2006 By

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 [...]

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That is what the “target” BG range is like – landing on an aircraft carrier… in a storm… at night!

The “target” BG range is so narrow, compared to falling short (and crashing right into the aircraft carrier, sinking the ship in the process) or overshooting the strip (and falling somewhere in the sea of [...]

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Makes you look twice

On January 30, 2006 By

Very quick post -

I tested my blood sugar at 11:11 am and it was 111.

Fun with numbers anyone? I think I’m going to go out and buy a couple lotto tickets, using my last few blood sugars to pick the winning numbers!

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It’s that time already?

On January 30, 2006 By

So I just noticed that my quarterly endo appointment is coming up again.

Damn. It feels like just yesterday when I went in there and was thrown into a tailspin with a higher than expected A1C. I’ve been trying to get my head on straight ever since. And now I realize that it’s [...]

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External vs. Internal

On January 28, 2006 By

Motivation that would be.

Internal Motivation vs. External Motivation.

I must admit that I am always searching for external motivation, or some external “thing” that will motivate me to get going. Whether it’s a new meter, a new pump, some new software, a new endo, a new support group, reading or writing a blog entry, [...]

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It’s a matter of perspective, but I have a problem with something for which there is always room for improvement. Specifically speaking diabetes.

When is “good” good enough? Our control is measured by our A1C results, at least from the medical professionals, and through their conditioning that number is often times how we measure ourselves.


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Lighten Up Already!

On January 26, 2006 By

I am far too hard on myself.

I beat myself up over every little thing that doesn’t work out perfectly. I get depressed about silly little things and just throw my hands up in desperation. I think about it too much. I analyze every little thing, but when it doesn’t add up (or it adds [...]

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It Is Not Always Diabetes

On January 25, 2006 By

I feel that I am pretty tuned in to my body. I have been forced to pay attention to the little signals my body sends, that perhaps others can easily ignore.

Most of the time I can tell when I’m dehydrated. I can tell when I’m a bit low, and I can usually tell when [...]

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Rewards and Punishment

On January 24, 2006 By

My fight is all mental.

If I can be in a good place psychologically, I can manage my diabetes.
Please note, I chose the word “manage” rather than “control”. There is no such thing as “control” with diabetes, in my humble opinion.

I have been slowly working my way through “The Physician [...]

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The JDRF Walk

On January 23, 2006 By

The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes for my area was held Saturday at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN (very near Minneapolis).

Thanks to many generous friends and family I was able to raise a grand total of $1175 in donations. I think that is just wonderful. I never expected that I [...]

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