I’ve been clawing my way out of an exercise funk that started around the first of the year. It’s been a terrible fight so far, and full of speed bumps.

About eight weeks ago I started getting back to the YMCA for basketball. About six weeks ago I twisted my ankle while playing. Worst sprain [...]

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I Passed Out

On January 1, 2013 By

December 24, 2012. Christmas Eve day.

I felt blessed to get in a couple hours of basketball, even on a holiday.  We played hard. I had a lot of fun, and wore myself out quickly. Blood sugars were pretty normal for most of the session, with a slight spike as I was finishing.

We got [...]

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Anyone else remember when treating a low involved sugar cubes or tubes of cake frosting?

Have you ever had a tube of cake frosting break open in your pocket?  Or tried to carry around a baggie full of white powder that started off as a bunch of sugar cubes?

I’m thankful that today’s options travel [...]

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It was not about the safest, smartest, most precise way to treat this low. This was all about what would be more fun to eat.

One of my greatest struggles is low blood sugars and the strong urges that come with them. The lows at night are the [...]

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This has been an active week for me. It feels good. My body feels good.

Four days of basketball, with one seriously kick ass weight session afterward. Four days of tossing a football around with my son and shooting baskets with my daughter. One short bike ride back home after taking my old pickup truck [...]

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Last week I was at one of the local type 1 meet-ups.  We were at a Caribou Coffee, and I noticed a couple of cops there having coffee.  I say “cops” in a general way.  Technically, I think they were Ramsey County Sheriffs.  But you know, uniform, badge, gun, bullet-proof vest bulging underneath the shirt. [...]

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It’s Amazing Really…

On October 23, 2009 By

I had a low blood sugar.  I’m recovering and am starting to feel better.  I exercised incredible restraint in how I treated it, but still managed to eat at least two full meals worth of stuff.

While vacuuming down all of this food, I kept saying “Hang tight Scott, you don’t need much”.  That kept [...]

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Since my dLife article hit the page I have been getting e-mail after e-mail about people who have had their medic alert jewelry completely ignored, or reports of their loved ones being put in harms way due to their information being ignored, even when very clearly displayed.

It scares the crap out of [...]

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I had a really mild (which I define as a very slow moving, just barely below normal BG’s) low blood sugar tonight as I was juggling dinner items in and out of the microwave for dinner.

I grabbed a few handfuls of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal.  As I ate the cereal I was [...]

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Good Intentions

On June 11, 2008 By

It started with a mobile Symlin bolus (a symlin dose delivered via pump while driving) on the way home from work.

I was hungry for dinner and I wanted to eat soon after getting home.  My wife has been graciously helping me with dinner (one of my trouble spots) and was cooking a portioned serving (a.k.a. [...]

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