What is it about Cap’n Crunch cereal that totally destroys the roof of your mouth?
I love cereal, but I don’t eat it too often. This is mostly because I have a heck of a time with portion control and accurately counting the carbs (see, I can’t eat just one bowl…).
I woke up low [...]Continue Reading →
While I agree that the whole 15/15 rule makes perfect logical sense, but I would like to sit down and have a heart to heart talk with whomever “invented” this concept.
The 15/15 rule is this: When experiencing a low blood sugar (aka reaction, insulin shock or hypoglycemia) you are to eat 15 grams of [...]Continue Reading →
So how long does your insulin really affect your blood sugar?
It should be pretty easy to test right? In theory all it requires is a fasting bg a bit higher than target, some time, a correction bolus, a bg meter and something to record results on.
Also a good time to check the correction [...]Continue Reading →
I had my annual diabetic eye exam recently.
It went great. Nothing to report. After 25+ years of diabetes, and questionable control, “nothing to report” is music to my ears.
I partially feel like I’ve dodged a bullet – my control has never been that great, but I feel like it’s been exceptionally poor lately. [...]Continue Reading →
Have you ever felt a little low, only to check your blood sugar and it is Ok?
I have always thought that this was due to a rapid drop in blood sugar levels. But that started me thinking – exactly how fast is fast? In other words, at what rate must BG levels drop in [...]Continue Reading →
We deliver insulin into our subcutaneous tissue, where it absorbs into our bloodstream, the speed of absorption is determined by the type of insulin being used.
I’ve been thinking about this a little bit lately, and it stems from an experience I had during a research study at the University of Minnesota.
I had a [...]Continue Reading →
My wife & I took the first week of January off for a little rest & relaxation and time with the kids while our son was out of school. We took the kids to the local Grand Rios water park for a few days. It was a blast.
We had lots of fun, but there [...]Continue Reading →
I can personally vouch for the whole “yo-yo diet” statement. You diet to lose a bunch of weight, but when you stop dieting and go back to your old ways, guess what happens?
That’s why they recommend lifestyle changes. These just become part of your daily routine – you just make it your way of [...]Continue Reading →
I have a problem with going to extremes.
On one end is the Obsessive Compulsive record everything (stress, caffeine, amount of sleep, exercise, water intake, calories, carbs, BG’s, insulin, phase of the moon, menstrual cycle (er, my wife’s of course – see “stress” above), etc.) me.
On the other end is the reckless, record nothing, [...]Continue Reading →
I really don’t mean for all of my posts to be downers. Really. I’m (mostly) a very positive, upbeat, “cup half full”, “silver lining” type of guy. Really.
With that in mind it would seem that I should be posting very motivating, energetic and uplifting messages. And I would really like to. It’s just not [...]Continue Reading →
Scott on Twitter
- @sugarfreesweety Haven't tried the Zero yet... Stay tuned. But I've also been awake for over 30 hours so I'm not sure I'd listen to me... about 12 hours ago in reply to sugarfreesweety
- @MattyCameronT1D @STroyCrow @IzzyHC @HenshawKim @andrewcanet Ooh! Sounds like a paper begging to be written! :-) about 12 hours ago in reply to MattyCameronT1D
“Imagine having to pump your own heart because it didn’t do it by itself. And when you want to sleep you have to pump it slower. For exercise you would have to speed it up. You would have to know the rate of pumping for every activity. Do you think you could do it? Do you think it would be easy?”— George Simmons, Facebook
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.