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Persevering on “bad” days

March 25, 2013


“Bad”. Probably should not use that word.  I try to use “challenging” so it does not sound so negative.  But today, I want to use “bad”.  Just one of those days.  One thing after another.  Some things diabetes related.  Some not. So what to do?  Wait… You are probably wondering what is so “bad”.  Let […]

What If I Don’t Wake Up In the Morning?

June 23, 2011


Last night was a crazy night.  A few rounds of tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, sirens, whew!  When everything all simmered down around 11pm, I realized that my bloodsugar was unusually high – 312.  Yikes.  Super high for me.  For anyone. I did a correction with my pump, but I was cautious.  Something told me not to […]

A Diabetic Mommy Responds to Her Daughters

June 7, 2011


Two days ago, I asked my daugthers what questions they had about diabetes?  This was a spontaneous question that I asked them independently.  After hearing their questions, I decided to take a few days to think about my responses.  Here they are: Zoe – age 7: 1.  How do you get diabetes?  There are two types […]

A Diabetic Pumping Insulin

May 10, 2011


I have had a few questions lately about the pump.  What is it?  How do you put it on?  So I have decided to put together a small pictorial about the components of the Medtronic Minimed Paradigm pump.  This is real basic and just shows the highlights.  Always read the manual, watch the DVD, or visit the […]