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 →
So last night I posted on having to treat an upcoming low right after dinner and being so full I thought I would explode… Well I woke up this morning at 310. What the hell! I did play basketball over lunchtime for a couple hours, and I’m just not used to dealing with that particular [...]Continue Reading →
…really full, but HAD to eat/drink something because your blood sugar is low?
What an uncomfortable feeling! Talk about looking for something that has the most “bang for the buck”!
As strange as it sounds, even glucose tablets feel like they are going to be the calorie that makes the stomach explode.
I imagine that [...]Continue Reading →
I’m a little frustrated. I celebrated my 25 year mark with diabetes this past April. I got interested in getting my 25 year congratulatory certificate from Joslins. I just thought it would be kind of neat to scan it and put it on my blog here.
I started researching what is required [...]Continue Reading →
I’ve been waking up high a lot lately (say that to a non-diabetic and see what they do…).
I’ve got an idea as to why, and it doesn’t have anything to do with basal rates or the dawn phenomenon or anything like that.
I mentioned in a previous post how managing diabetes requires many “mental [...]Continue Reading →
I’ve been very calorie conscious this week, being very careful to not eat more than I burn, working to start losing some weight again (it’s been creeping up on me lately…).
I had a big lunch scheduled for this afternoon, where I just knew I’d be taking in a TON of calories. I also woke [...]Continue Reading →
In a post a while back I was talking about how I run high for a while right after changing my infusion set.
I mentioned the problem to a couple of educators and clinicians, and they suggested making sure I am inserting the set into a very “fresh” site/location – something that doesn’t have [...]Continue Reading →
I’m not much of a “workout in the gym” kind of guy. I mean, I go through spurts, where I’ll get on a kick for a while, but it just doesn’t hold my interest enough to keep me there long term.
At my last job there was a big fitness center on location, which I [...]Continue Reading →
I was just thinking back on something I got a little kick out of a few years back.
I spent a couple years working for the Federal Reserve Bank here in Minneapolis. It was a really neat experience! I got to tour the vault and the cash shipping/receiving area – talk about impressive!!
Before I [...]Continue Reading →
My control seems like it’s been a lot better lately. I’m spending much more time in the mid to low 100′s rather than above 200. I credit much of this to my using the more advanced features of my Cozmo pump. The features I’ve started using more often are the following:
Bolusing by grams [...]Continue Reading →
“Living with diabetes is like living with a tiger. If you feed it, groom it, never turn your back on it; you can live with a tiger. If you neglect it; it’ll pounce on you and rip you to shreds.”— William “Lee” Dubois
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.