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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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. [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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. [...]Continue Reading →
Scott on Twitter
- @Melstephenson01 Great to connect with you! I’m adding your blog to my reader and will swing by as often as I’m able. about 1 hour ago in reply to Melstephenson01
- @rpederse @Strangely_T1 The guilt would totally do me in. You see how easy it’s been for Dr. Strange to forgive me. :-) about 1 hour ago in reply to rpederse
“If the rest of the world understood the inability to actually control this disease, I think we would get a little more empathy and little less blame thrown our way.”— George Simmons, The B.A.D. Blog
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.