I think that the “diabetes blogosphere” (aka the O.C.) has really taken off, and is growing every day. It’s great. I can’t tell you all how much I enjoy reading all that people share, and there is a connection with almost each and every blog and post.
For me, diabetes can be, for the most [...]Continue Reading →
When coming to a point where I realize my management needs a complete overhaul, where do I start? Just with logging things as they are today?
I haven’t done any logging for a long time, and a pattern has to really jump up and smack me in the face before I’ll notice it.
I’ve got [...]Continue Reading →
I controlled that rebound like Dennis Rodman!
Dennis Rodman was perhaps the best rebounder in the NBA while he played (mid-late eighties and most of the nineties). That was his specialty! He was such a good rebounder that he was left on the court for almost that purpose alone! He led the NBA [...]Continue Reading →
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 →
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