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One, Stupid High.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetic Mommy, Infertility and Pregnancy March 23, 2016 13 Comments

On any average day, my glucose meter results are just mine. … mostly.  I worry about lows while I’m driving my daughter or traveling alone, but while a low might be witnessed by someone else, it’s my body that goes through the experience.  (Not to minimize the experience of watching diabetes from a distance; that’s a whole other post.)  The…

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When Good Insulin Goes BAD.

Blood Sugars, Insulin, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life October 15, 2014 10 Comments

Ninety percent of the time, my high blood sugar has an identifiable reason, and there’s a cluster of common causes.  Did I under-estimate the carbs in a snack and therefore under-bolus?  Did I over-treat a low blood sugar?  Did I eat without bolusing at all (it happens)?  Is there a lot of stress floating around that I’m responding to? Most…

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Not A Single Decent Number.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life, Traveling September 2, 2014 14 Comments

“Huh.  223 mg/dL.  Still.” This was the mumbled mantra of our vacation to Maine. Aside from the long drive to Bar Harbor (six hours, plus coffee stops and bathroom stops and “Hey, look at that lobster!” stops), the time we spend in Maine is usually very active.  As a family, we did the hike around Jordan Pond (about 3.5 miles),…

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The Art of the Pre-Bolus.

Blood Sugars, Diet and Food, Insulin, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life February 4, 2014 34 Comments

“So it’s a Wednesday night … what’s the chance we might not be seated right away?” “Are you talking to me?” Chris asked, pulling the car into a parking spot near the entrance of the restaurant. “Yeah.  Sort of.  I’m trying to decide if I should bolus now, because I’m 200 and I don’t want to be high all night. …

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