Is it just me, or is there a lot of emotion floating around the OC lately? I thought it was just me, but then I sat down tonight to catch up on some posts, and I was just struck by the seemingly all encompassing "blah" that many of us are going through right now. I had my endo appointment on Friday. It did not go well. I think I'm over reacting, but maybe not. See, I'm … [Read more...] about Maybe it’s the Moon?
Diabetes & Emotions
There are things in life that we don't have a choice about. Diabetes is, of course, one of those things. Gas prices and taxes are a couple others... I don't like having diabetes. In fact, it quite honestly really sucks. We find a way to do what we have to do, and to lead mostly successful lives, one way or another. All the regular situations that life presents, and then … [Read more...] about But what good comes from that?
That term means something to us pumpers - as in "disconnected" from our pumps. But, that's not what I want to write about today. Instead I'm talking about the disconnect we have in one of our very basic bodily systems. The body is a fascinating machine. One that we probably don't give it's due credit and respect until something doesn't work as it should. For the diabetic … [Read more...] about Disconnected
One of those things. It's usually just swept under the carpet until the pile of crap under the carpet is just too noticeable to be ignored. I don't know what the current statistics are, but those dealing with a chronic condition such as diabetes are more likely to experience clinical depression. It's something like two to four times more likely to be diagnosed with … [Read more...] about The Mental Aspect
One of my favorite blogs to read is "aiming for grace". I've talked about ada's wonderful blog before. Not only are the photos she uses great, but the messages she delivers are even better. I was initially hooked on the blog when she ran her series back in March & April of 2006 "20 things I know about diabetes". The messages are short & sweet, and the images bring … [Read more...] about What a great idea!!!
I usually operate well under pressure. When a situation calls for very high intensity functioning, I am all game. Sign me up for the "whatever it takes" work ethic and can't be stopped determination -- but it's usually for a limited duration. No one can do that forever, right? But isn't that what living with diabetes is? Operating under pressure? There are times when … [Read more...] about Operating Under Pressure
20/20 hindsight is a saying often used to express the idea that if I would have had then the information I have now, I may have taken a different course or made a different decision. I think that most everyone, to a degree, lives their life like that - using past experiences to help color their opinions or influence their decisions for situations at hand. For a person … [Read more...] about 20/20 Hindsight
I recently finished reading "Psyching Out Diabetes" by Dr. Richard Rubin, June Biermann & Barbara Toohey (June & Barbara have TONS of books out there on diabetes - you probably know them, even if you don't realize it yet). The book was a quick and easy read, and I would encourage you to check it out if the title rings any interest for you. Take a peek at the "Look … [Read more...] about Bloodsugars and Moods
It seems like such a very strange thing to be looking at. I was diagnosed in April of 1980. How can one not have completely accepted Diabetes after so many years? How can that be? Is it even possible? But it seems that yes, it is very possible. I had another very good appointment with my therapist last week. It turns out that there are many types of denial. There are … [Read more...] about Facing Denial? The 5 Stages of Grief?
I had my quarterly endo appointment today. That's all. End of post. Seriously though - everything was great EXCEPT my A1c. I rung in at a very surprisingly high 9.2. Shit. I have been doing SO GOOD lately. And I don't mean just the past couple of weeks, but for a while now. I've got so many things running through my head that go along with this surprise that I'm having … [Read more...] about Bah! I’m frustrated.