Blood Sugars

GTFO.

Blood Sugars September 25, 2017 14 Comments

“Normally, I can roll with the punches. But today diabetes caused me to miss a conference call because I was sitting in a parking lot for a full hour waiting for my blood sugar to come up. Dizziness and the unwelcome low-crying jags dominated while I tried to entertain my son as he sat in the car wondering why we…

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Break Glass in Case of Emergency

Blood Sugars August 29, 2017 10 Comments

The low alarm goes off and my arm snakes out from underneath the covers in slow motion, a serpent in search of snacks. The jar of glucose tabs sits on my bedside table, most often collecting dust but on this night, it’s an essential item.  I flip open the lid and count out four tabs, piling them on the side…

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Useless Juice.

Blood Sugars, diabetes, Diabetes Products June 27, 2017 9 Comments

We don’t drink juice “for fun” in our house; it’s only for low blood sugars, considered almost as medicinal as the insulin hiding out in the butter compartment of our fridge. So when I came home with these juice boxes unintentionally, I was pissed. 35% less sugar?  That’s exactly what I don’t want! Useless juice.  I’m bringing it back and swapping it…

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Hips Don’t Lie.

Blood Sugars, Healthcare, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life June 1, 2017 11 Comments

“You’re early for your appointment!”  The receptionist looked at me hopefully.  “Less nervous this time?” (My track record as a nervous dental patient follows me everywhere.) “Yep.  I’m early.  And I have a babysitter this morning for my kid.  I have to follow through now!” Over the last seven years or so, I’ve finally hit stride with my dentist visits.  Very sensitive…

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