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April 2017

Dealing with Overnight Low Blood Sugars.

Blood Sugars April 27, 2017 7 Comments

Quick confirmation:  Yes, you are reading this on the Internet.  No, this website is not written by a doctor.  Or a medical professional of any kind.  (Or a professional of any kind.) This is not medical advice.  I have been living with type 1 diabetes for over 30 years and this is just how I do it. Such a good…


Target Lows.

Blood Sugars April 7, 2017 20 Comments

“Can you scan these so I can open them now?” “Sure thing,” as she reached her arm over the conveyor belt to scan the package of Skittles in my sweaty palm. BEEP. I ripped open the package clumsily, my phone screaming out the Dexcom urgent low alarm tones.  Jammed a handful of Skittles into my mouth – way too many…


Signs of Distractabetes.

Real Life Diabetes April 4, 2017 10 Comments

My endo appointment is coming up fast, and I’ve just realized that I don’t give much of a shit.  Not good.  I’m deep into distractabetes.  Signs? Your fasting blood sugar is taken at 10 am. You think coffee is breakfast.  And is also lunch. You carb count by glancing at the food and going “meh.” You accidentally end up on…