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. The worst sprain in a long time. For the record, these injuries usually need a minimum of six … [Read more...] about Diversifying Exercise (and a Larry Bird)
Low blood sugar
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 cleaned up and headed out to lunch -- a normal routine I have with a few buddies at the gym. … [Read more...] about I Passed Out
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 well and are easier to carry. … [Read more...] about Baggies & Sugar Cubes
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 hardest. Low blood sugars are medical events that should be treated as such with medicine (glucose tabs, etc). Not Reese's Puffs … [Read more...] about Confessions: Late Night Low
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
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. The term "cop" works for me. No, they were not having donuts. I … [Read more...] about Cops and Low Blood Sugars
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 me from going ape shit and eating everything I wanted to, but it was a LOT of … [Read more...] about It’s Amazing Really…
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 me. How can we protect ourselves? How can we be sure that we won't be … [Read more...] about Medic Alert Feedback and What Can We Do?
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?
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. "box") of pasta roni fettuccine alfredo for me. Yes, far from gourmet, … [Read more...] about Good Intentions