Blood Sugars

Check Yourself.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Videos, Real Life Diabetes By June 20, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , 14 Comments

Sometimes it’s not about the actual “pricking of the finger” but more the “finding out what the number is.”  Here’s a new video post about the power of knowing your numbers, in efforts to not wreck yo self. You might also like: Verio Sync: Second Impressions. Review: Verio Flex Meter. Photo-A-Day: Check. It’s Just a Blood Sugar Check.

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mySugr: Feeding the Diabetes Monster.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Products, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By June 18, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 11 Comments

At first, I was all indignant about the fact that diabetes was portrayed as a monster in this app. “I can’t hate it!  Or fear it, right?  That makes it a tumbleweed of psychosocial turmoil, doesn’t it?” In efforts to truly test the app, I went all in and embraced the monster.  Which is why I’ve spent the last few…

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The Friendly Skies.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Traveling By June 10, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 15 Comments

“Hi there.  Are you the guy who is responsible for this section of the plane?” He was holding a tray of drinks and paused to contemplate my question.  “I suppose I am.  I am responsible!  Now I feel powerful!”  He flexed, as much as he could in the limited corridor. “Awesome.  I don’t mean to trouble you, but I am…

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Raspberries.

Blood Sugars, Pumping Insulin By June 3, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , 7 Comments

The infusion set was on the tail-end-of-day-three-just-about-day-four, so maybe it was starting to sour. Or maybe it was going to the beach/playing in the garden/flying kites that tousled the site too much, causing the tubing to untwist just a little bit from the lock at the top of the insulin cartridge.  (Is that even possible?) Or maybe it was just…

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Hard to Capture.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Online Community, Exercise & Fitness By May 28, 2013 Tags: , , , , 9 Comments

With Twitter as the medium, there’s only so much that can be captured with only 140 characters at your disposal, especially when there are always so many juggling balls aloft.  Since it’s mostly intrinsic, these thought processes, I forget what parts are unfamiliar to people who aren’t living with diabetes.  After looking back at the Storify-version of my #dayofdiabetes experience,…

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Spot Off.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Exercise & Fitness By May 22, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 16 Comments

BEEEEEEP!  BEEEEEP!  wails the Dexcom. Birdy, who is coloring at the kitchen table, yells back, “BEEEEEP! BEEEEEEP!  Mawm, your Dexcom is making the beep sound again,” and she absently points her red crayon towards the bottle of glucose tabs on the table nearby. For the most part, I can rely on the Dexcom to be accurate when it’s throwing out…

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Meter, Meter, Average Eater

Blood Sugars By May 31, 2007 No Comments

When I’m feeling particularly moody, I check the average on my machine to assess how things are going, diabetes-wise.  Sometimes I’m expecting a nice number and I’m rewarded with an average of 120 mg/dl or similar.  Sometimes I look at the meter screen through my fingers and see an average of 180 mg/dl screaming back at me. But until recently,…

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Redemption, Sort Of

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Tech By May 25, 2007 No Comments

My work phone rings. “Hello, this is Kerri.” “Hi.  This is Allison calling from Drugstore dot com about your order?” Her UpSpeak is already killing me. “Hi, Allison.” “Hi.  I’m calling about your recent order with Drugstore dot com?  I understand there was a problem with your order?” “Yes, actually, there was.  I ordered a glucose meter and instead received a…

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The Most Dangerous Game

Blood Sugars By May 14, 2007 Tags: No Comments

Last Friday, I couldn’t believe my eyes. 10:34 am:  358 mg/dl 10:34 and a half am:  259 mg/dl 10:35 am:  189 mg/dl (Fragile readers, cover your ears.) What the fuck?!! Between the highest and lowest results, I’m seeing a difference of 169 points.  To correct down from 358 mg/dl, I need 5.4u of Humalog.  To bring me down from 189 mg/dl,…

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Law & Disorder

Blood Sugars By December 11, 2006 No Comments

*Dun dun (the Law & Order noise)* Prosecution Attorney:  Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I present to you the evidence. Exhibit A:  One young woman, Kerri Morrone, and her recently changed out Minimed infusion set.  As you can see here, the set is placed in her right thigh and was changed at approximately 4:41 pm.  Her blood sugar was…

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