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Play nice! May 17, 2011

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My blood sugars have been through the roof for the past 24 hours. I feel like last night I took a lot more insulin than I needed but still woke up to 225. I corrected for it and for my muffin for breakfast. Okay, maybe I should’ve waited on the muffin. An hour before lunch I was still around the 225 number. I corrected for it and met up for lunch. The majority of my lunch had no carbs, but I did correct for what I ate. An hour later….310. Then 320. Then 340. Note those all could be the same reading and not an actual rise since stupid strip manufactures allow a 20% variance rate.

Grumble, grumble. I’m particularly annoyed because the company is doing an “Ice Cream Social” right now and I can’t join!!!!

Diabetes is not playing very nicely with it’s host today.

ZZZzzzzzZZZZ………

 

What we’ve learned… May 15, 2011

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“I think Day 7 should be a post about stuff we’ve learned from other blogs or the experience of coming together online…”

I have learned that the parents of diabetic children are just as passionate as the diabetics themselves.

I have learned that the amount of heart and humor in the DOC is pretty awesome.

I have learned that people would like me to blog more. heh.

I have learned that I’m not alone in this fight.

I have learned that other people are frustrated with the same things I am.

I have learned that I can blog every day for a week!

I have remembered how important it is to take care of this disease.

Thank you.

 

A picture is worth 1,000 words May 14, 2011

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Diabetes Blogging Week – Day 6 – D-Pictures

Unfortunately my camera is broken right now, but I thought I would pull out one of my favorite pictures from last fall.

Anyone with diabetes knows about these pesky strips. They get everywhere. This is a shot of all that came out of the bottom of my purse in one cleaning! I started to list all of the other places I’ve found them but realized it would just be easier to say that I’ve found them everywhere I go. 🙂

Shout-out to the blogging week!

 

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 5 May 13, 2011

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What awesome thing have you done BECAUSE of diabetes? After all, like my blog header says, life with diabetes isn’t all bad!

I’ve done some awesome things while being diabetic, but was trying to really think about this as what have I done with the all-caps because.

The first thing that came to mind was something I should have remembered for the bloopers day. I was not feeling well the day of my first 5k (3 months post-diagnosis), but felt compelled to run it. I kept having to stop to cough and had to walk more than I expected. I ended up just under 40 minutes and the next day found out I had bronchitis. Not so smart!! Now I wish I was in the shape I was then – maybe this is the wake-up call to get back there by remembering it.

Okay, that one doesn’t win! I think the thing I’ve done that I’m most proud of is raising money for a walk last year. It was my first diabetes walk. A friend joined me, which made it even better. I was so happy and humbled by the friends that donated from large to small amounts. Every donation meant so much to me, to know that people were willing to put their hard-earned money towards improvements and a cure for ME and the other people that have this disease. I will do it again this year, for sure, and hope to have more folks on my team.

Reflecting on this makes me feel hopeful.

 

10 Things I hate about you – modified May 12, 2011

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Diabetes Blogging Week – Day 4 – List ten things I hate about diabetes.

I borrowed the 10 Things I hate about you poem and modified it a wee bit.

10 things I hate about you , Diabetes

I hate the way you make me feel,

and the way you jump around.

I hate the way you break my bank,

I hate that you keep me insulin bound.

I hate your big dumb equipment

and the way you distract my mind.

I hate you so much it makes me sick,

it even makes me rhyme.

I hate that you’re always not always right,

I hate it when you lie.

I hate it when you make me laugh,

even worse when you make me cry.

I hate it that you’re always around,

and the fact that you leave your marks.

But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you,

not even close…

not even a little bit…

not even at all.

Okay, well, maybe a little. 😉

 

Diabetes Blogging Week – Day 3 – Bloopers May 11, 2011

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Today’s Topic: Go ahead and share your Diabetes Blooper – your “I can’t believe I did that” moment – your big “D-oh” – and let’s all have a good laugh together.

I read this and thought about it quite a bit. I realized, however, I don’t have one set thing that comes to mind but a few small things that make me roll my eyes at my old self.

1. The night I was diagnosed I got a call from my doctor while I was on the way to a party. My doc that had done blood work that Friday afternoon and then called and said my blood sugar was over 600 (I had NO idea what that meant) and I should go straight to my hospital. I stopped at taco bell and carbo-loaded up. DOH! I was over 800 when admitted.

2. The hospital released me 8 hours later with directions to make an appt with my doctor on Monday. The next day I was hungry so grabbed a slice of pizza. That afternoon I went back to the hospital at almost 500. DOH! This time they kept me overnight and gave me at least a few minutes of information.

3. The time I was hanging out at a local bar, writing on my laptop, and went to get up to find the front of my pants covered with blood! DOH! Apparently my pump site had hit a geyser. Laptop over pants to sneak out.

4. I met a guy and the diabetes just didn’t come up naturally in conversation. Imagine his surprise when his hands found my tubing. DOH!

This list could probably go on and on. I’ll admit that none of these were funny to me at the time they happened, but reflecting on them makes me feel dia-wiser.

 

Diabetes Blogging Week – Day 2 – A letter May 10, 2011

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Today’s task is to write a letter to something associated with diabetes. Doctor, disease, self, device maker or some such. I thought on this for a bit and have decided…

Dear Supporters,

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

When I was diagnosed 1208 days ago, I found it really overwhelming. Some days I still do. Overall, however, I have found that there has been a lot of love shown to me in obvious and not so obvious ways. In no particular order:

–My #1 fan – My mom. I know sometimes you want to say things or ask questions but respect me as an adult to keep you updated and to ask for help when I need it. I really appreciate that.

–My family and friends. You know who you are. The ones that read this blog to learn more. The ones that ask “is everything okay” when I’m testing and looking worried. The ones that supported my first diabetes walk last year that helped me raise a bunch of money. The ones that don’t mind hearing about bizarre things that happen like getting stuck on a door knob ‘cause my tubing was caught….and even those who dealt with my pre-diagnosis bitchiness at lunchtime. Oh, and my friend Ryan that organized an event that raised over $1000 yesterday for the diabeeeetus!

–My pooch. My Annabelle Leigh was only 6 months old when I was diagnosed and really I don’t know how I would’ve dealt with those first few months of frustrations without her wagging tail. Sometimes my little girl feels like my angel. I could write a book about her – Marley can’t even compete!

–My endocrinologist and her front desk helper too. Dr. Shroeder and Ruth are so nice and patient and never judging. I truly believe they are there to help me and make my life longer.

–My fellow bloggers. My world eases every time I read a post that makes me nod my head or send prayers or laugh at experiences.

–The poor pharmacist that helped get my insulin prescription renewed at 4:50 PM the day before I was leaving for vacation. I happened to have a low at about the same time they said I didn’t have a current prescription that just had me in huge, alligator tears.

–My coworkers. Some of these fall in the friend category above but others have just had to wait a few minutes for a meeting to start while I sip on a soda to at least wait for the shakes to stop and others for laughing with me while I’m doing jumping jacks in the conference room to bring my numbers down.

–You. You reading this.

Thank you from the bottom of my Arkansas-raised heart.

Love,
Becca