It's hard to explain how badly my confidence was shaken after that bad low on Christmas Eve. I went from a lifetime low A1C of 6.9 in November, to a two-year high of 8.0 in February. Scared? Yeah. Running high? You bet. That low totally rocked my world, and it's going to take some time to recover from it. It didn't catch me off-guard. It didn't happen while I was … [Read more...] about Whispering in my Ear
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 to the repair shop.As far as exercise, I'm doing it. And it feels … [Read more...] about Sloppy Evenings, Low Blood Sugars, Guilt, and Fear
I love Riva Greenberg. We are all so fortunate that she is able to devote herself to helping people with diabetes. She has much wisdom and many gifts to share with us. She wrote a post recently (A Valentine's Gift of Health and Happiness) about her experience with Divabetics (another group I'd like to write more about - Max is awesome), and there was a section that jumped … [Read more...] about Fear: What it Does and Doesn’t Do
I hate when I take some insulin to bring down a high, and when I check two or three hours later I am exactly where I was when I started. It's like "what happened to that insulin I took?" I know that I must have been rising, and the insulin curbed the rise (or I went higher and came back down again). But at first glance it just seems like that insulin I took … [Read more...] about Where The Hell Is My Insulin?!
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 thinking that even that was probably a bit more than I needed to treat the low. It would get me back up to … [Read more...] about Do you procrastinate too?