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!!! 


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