Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Ok  - very long night! Put it this way apparently I was not getting any Insulin with the Metronic - I did check and bolus - but I am so use to having highs so I just thought I didn't bolus enough (330) - so went to bed and was going to the bathroom and thristy so many times that I finally went and checked my blood, ready for this - over 600!!!!!! so I ended up going to the ER - yep - not happy and I don't know about this pump!!!

thanks, doing a lot better!
When I finally looked at the piece that goes inside I noticed it was bent at the very end so that is why I wasn't getting any insulin.  Will try again just not right now!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Well it's been awhile!  Been a hard summer, I lost my best friend on July 14 (his birthday) and didn't have funeral until August 6.  So have been emotionally drained to say the least!

Went to my 3 month visit and I am trying the medtronic for 3 days!  My doctor hates the Omni - the data that it gives him is what he hates!  So the rep was there and so we decided that I would try it, so we will see how it goes!

Hope everyone is doing good!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Question - Staying HIGH

Ok got a question, I have been staying high since yesterday.  I have been doing my insulin like normal (I'm bad eat basically the same breakfast and lunch) but I keep staying way up - on my dexcom it's HIGH - no number just HIGH!  I bolus my usual lunch and did my shot of Symlin (I was at 106) then it went through the roof.  My question is - could it be the insulin? I'm not stressed or anything pretty mellow or is it just some weird shit going on?

Any ideas - would love to hear them.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Well at 1:30 last night, woke from a dead sleep, still don't know what woke me up, so I looked at my CBM - low - I think it was 50.  Crap, then it started hitting me, you know the shakes, fuzzy feeling, so got up and got crackers (knew being that low I needed food not tabs), didn't help - went and got juice, didn't help.  Went and looked in the cabinet where sometimes candy can be hiding - yes reese's peanut butter cups! Ate two finally felt better went to sleep thinking ok now I'm going to be so high when I get up.  But it was only 216, I know still high but at least not as bad as I thought it would be.

Thanks pancreas, I love getting woke up in the middle of the night!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Well I went to my nephew's graduation Tuesday, I still can't believe he graduated!  You know that means in 4 years my son will be graduating then the next year my daughter!  Still can't believe it.  Oh well time flies when your having fun.

My sister made a wonderful dip while I was at her house - of course it wasn't diabetic friendly, but it was so good.  It had mayo, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, bacon bits and some kind of sweet syrup on top (of course I'm getting a bottle).  You heat it in the oven and use town house crackers to dip.  It doesn't sound real good (I turned my nose up at first) but let me tell you it was the bomb!!  Of course she also had to make a chocolate bunt cake with chocolate chips and it was the same - to die for!!  Did I tell you she is diabetic too!  I guess that's what you get living in the south!

Sunday, May 15, 2011


So what have I learned this week during diabetes blog week!


Thanks everyone - still have not read all the blogs but I will get to them!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Saturday snapshots-Saturday 5/14

Ok here are my snapshots for today!

My diabetes bag

My Cabinet

Any questions?

My family

Meet Bob and Bob Jr

Friday, May 13, 2011


Today's topic the most awesome thing you’ve done because of diabetes:

I'm not sure what awesome things I have done because of diabetes, maybe finally starting a blog, I have always just read them but now finally doing one.

Maybe taking it in a little bit different direction to awesome things that have changed for people with diabetes over the years.

That we have meters that are fast.  Never had to do the pee or have the slower meters.
That we have the option of having a pump with or without tubing.
That we have pumps instead of having to do shots.
That we have CGM to help with the highs and lows.
The one thing that still hasn't changed is the dang finger pricking!!!

The best one of all is that we have made our own little community!  I'm so glad I have found it!!!  Thank you everyone, I don't feel alone anymore!

Ten Things I hate about you DIABETES!

Well since Blogger was down here is my post from yesterday!
The topic today is ten things I hate about diabetes..........
1.    The low's and high's anytime of day - why do you have to do them anyway?
2.    Wearing a  pump and CGM doesn't make me feel attractive with them on.
3.    Knowing where every bathroom is because I have to pee all the time!    
4.    That you don't like my favorite foods
5.    The roller coaster ride my blood levels do
6.    Having to have a whole cabnit set aside for all of your crap
7.    Waking me up in the middle of the night
8.    Those wonderful finger pricks that I have to do
9.    Having to change pump and really hate changing the CGM
10.  Having to go to the doctors every three months to see what havoc you have done on my A1C

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Diabetes bloopers - Wednesday 5/11

Diabetes bloopers!  - this one is hard for me because it's only been two years.

I love the omni pod because all you have to do is hit the "start" button and it pops the tube in.  So fast forward when a couple months ago I got the Dexcom, crap is what I said when I opened the box.  I think I left it sitting there for a few weeks so I could work up the courage to put it on.  I even called the rep and asked if someone is going to show me how to do this.  Um no, watch the video! Crap again.  So when I finally got the courage one night, book in front of me, that scary looking needle thing and swabs, I placed it on my stomach and started to push the plunger and OMG that hurts, oh crap, oh crap - I wonder if I can just pull this back out!!  I finally got it in oh after about 10 minutes of calming myself down.  Later that night I told hubs about it and what I had to do - he wanted to know if he could do it the next time.  I don't think so.

The only other thing would be how hubs has to punch me at night when the dexcom is yelling at me and I'm sleeping through it.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Letter writing day - Tuesday 5/10:

Dear Diabetes:

Well we haven't know each other very long,  going on two years this month.  When you showed your ugly head you where not very nice!  That yeast thing you did, you know in my mouth and downstairs, that was not  very nice! Wasn't the peeing enough???

The first year was a struggle getting use to you interrupt my life, having to test every time I turned around, trying not to want those wonderful M&M's - oh yes those peanut ones, I still eat them and I know you don't like it but dang it - I deserve them!!!

We also added a new friend to the mix, Bob the insulin pump.  He has helped me deal with you but then you would do those low readings all the time at night. I was scared I would not wake up to your game playing, so that's why we got Bob Jr. , he alerts me when you decide that I don't know how to count carbs right.  My question is why can't you learn how to adjust yourself to whatever I want to eat?  Oh that's right, you quit doing your job so I have to do it for you. 

Well thanks for listening,  hope you can work on these little issues that I have pointed out.

Your Owner


Monday, May 9, 2011

Admiring our differences - Monday 5/9

Ok this one is hard for me since I really have just started reading D-OC blogs, which by the way I am so happy that I have found my kind of people!!! lol we are so unique aren't we!!

Right now I love reading how so many of you guys have had this almost all of your life's, I have only really been in it for a little over two years, granted I have a sister that is Type 1 also,  but she was already out of the house when she was diagnose.  All I ever remember about it is the vials in the refrigerator and her doing shots before we ate.

I get so much out of the long standing Type 1 bloggers the most.  You guys are an inspiration to me - I just hope one day I can be as good at handling this as you guys are.  I enjoy hearing your stories about growing up with it and the challenges you faced and came through to the other side.  Funny - to the other side - but you know what I mean the coping and handling of it all.

I have started reading some of the parent ones also, I just need more time in the day!!!

I just want to say thank you to everyone out there for sharing your life with all of us!

I'm glad to be apart of this wonderful group!!


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Bob Jr is driving me crazy!!

What fun, my dexcom has been ??? for over 6 hours today!!!

Does anyone have any ideas/tips to get it to work????


Thursday, May 5, 2011


I have a weird question....

When you found out you had diabetes did you go into the hospital????

Seems like every blog I read they were put in the hospital when diagnosed. 

It's just been bugging me I had over 450 when I was diagnosed and was not put in the hospital.

Please let me know, I'm really curious about it!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

This Hard

I'm trying to change up the blog - and can't get the title to be smaller!!! 


Thursday, April 28, 2011


Well the A1C - stayed the same 8.7 - sucks!!!  I just knew it went down! oh well I'll keep trying.

He did ask me if I wanted to do a clinical trial that starts at the end of May - of course I said yes - so I can't wait to get started.  The only thing I'm worried about is I use the omni pod (no tubing) and this is going to be a pump that is has tubing.  I swim alot in the summer and that's why I love the omni so much I don't have to remove anything!!!

He also put me on Symlin - to help my addiction to carbs!!!!  lol - hope it works!!! I have bad carb cravings!!!

So all in all I guess it was a good visit!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Big day tomorrow!!!

Well tomorrow I get to go see Dr. T - I am dreading the A1C - I hope it has gone down - it's sad I don't even remember what my A1C was last time.  I never kept up with it.  That all changes now!  I'm going to be a good girl (repeat 3 times)! lol - trying anything that might help!!

My numbers had been doing good but this week they are on a roller coaster - last night I dropped real low so ate some easter candy (I know but I can't let that good candy go to waste!) not a lot about 4 little eggs - and dang did it go over 200 and stayed there.  That is one thing I wish I understood - your in the 40's and then something small and your way up there!

Well I'll let you know how it goes! fingers crossed :)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Bunny and my fight with BOB!

Well I had a wonderful Eater, the hubs even gave me a Easter basket (he has never done that!!) .  We had lunch - ham, potatoes and baked beans! 

Then that afternoon Bob decided he didn't want to work (???) never would go off - so finally I just turned the whole unit off - but the bad part was my blood sugar was so high!!!  It took me forever to get it back down.  Woke up to a 45!!!!  So when I got to work put a new Bob on and we are back to being friends for the time being!!


Friday, April 22, 2011

I don't believe it want hurt....

Well started reading Diabetes Solutions and came across a section that he describes as the best places to prick your finger for blood.  I sat there reading it and saying oh yes that would hurt, I even read it to my husband.  So when it was time for my next blood reading I tried it - oh I was scared as shit to do it!  OMG it did not hurt as bad as I thought it would!! He says to prick your finger on the dorsum side (front) just bellow the nail bed.

I had never heard of this.  Has anyone heard of this or do I live under a rock!!

Till later

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I knew I was forgetting something...........

Don't you just hate it when all day long you keep thinking "I know there was something I needed to do"

Well Bob is what I was forgetting!  See I was fixing to change him when I went into my desk drawer at work to get a new Bob and oh shit - none, looked in purse still no Bob!  Crap - I have to drive home to get one - would not be to bad if home was nearby - oh no - 30 minutes one way - with storms heading in!!! Lovely!

But at least I have a new Bob on and I can have a snack now!!!!

Also when I ran home my books that I had ordered were sitting on the front porch!  Sweet!  Diabetes Solutions.  I have been waiting a week for it!  So now I get to go home after work and start reading it!!


Monday, April 18, 2011

Hello Bob!

I just want to say how much I love this Dexcom (Bob)!

Well a little about me - I am 40ish and been type 1 for 2 years.  My sister has been diabetic since her early 20's so I have been around it for quite awhile. What was funny is that before I was diagnose I was having all of those wonderful symptoms and did not put 2 and 2 together! So I went to Dr. R and sure enough - my sugar was over 400!  I tried the medicine first and that was not helping - so now me and Bob (insulin pump) are now tight as ever!!

Well me and Bob are doing ok - I just wish he would quit yelling at me in the middle of the night!!!  Lows are driving me crazy!!!  Go back to Dr. T (diabetes Dr) next week so hopefully he will adjust those bolus for night time!  I don't  understand and not sure of myself to change them myself!

Tell later!

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