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Seven Versions of One Low Blood Sugar

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Relationships January 23, 2018 12 Comments

SCENARIO:  A blood sugar of 53 mg/dL caused me to wake up at 2 am, drink a juice box, and stay awake until 2.30 am waiting for my blood sugar to rise. DESCRIBING TO MY FRIEND:  “Yeah, sometimes diabetes is a thing at night.  I had a low last night that woke me up around 2 am, but that’s why…

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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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Help! (a rotten parody)

Diabetes Poetry June 8, 2017 4 Comments

(to the tune of the Beatles Help!) Help! I need some sugar Help! I’ll take any sugar. Help! You know I need a snack Heeeelp! When I was younger, so much younger than today I made my insulin and that was that each day But now these days are gone and my islets are uncured Now I find I need a…

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