Dexcom Warrior: Day Three

Dexcom By June 29, 2007 No Comments

Oodles going on today.  Here’s the rundown: Dexcom:  Dexcom and I had a very nice day yesterday.  My sugars held surprisingly steady (surprising because I tend to ping all over the place) ALL DAY LONG.  I didn’t pop out of range once during the workday.  I’m potentially chalking this up to techno-joy at the moment, though, because my A1c plummeted…


Dexcom Warrior: Day Two

Uncategorized By June 28, 2007 No Comments

I climb into bed, pump clipped to my shorts on one side and the Dexcom receiver resting on top of Chris’s pillow.   The air conditioner whirring and sleep coming at me fast, I reach over and check quickly with my meter.   92 mg/dl.  Dexcom tells me I’m 132 mg/dl and indicates that I’m holding steady, so I close my eyes and fall…


Dexcom Warrior

Dexcom By June 27, 2007 No Comments

I have to be completely honest here:  The Dexcom scared the hell out of me. It sat on the kitchen table for a few days and stayed hidden in the FedEx box.  I wasn’t quite ready to look at it and I was even less ready to saddle myself with another medical device.  But a couple of Officially Scary low…


Crumbs Morrone and the Evil VW

Uncategorized By June 26, 2007 No Comments

Last night when I left work, my tire looked a little mushy. “Oh come on, Tire.”  Terrible habit, calling the different parts of this ridiculous car by name, but it gives my mind something to do other than hurl insults into the air and see where they land. “You aren’t quite flat, but you look like crap.” The tire shot…


Another Friday Six

Uncategorized By June 22, 2007 No Comments

1.  It’s Friday, my fine Faithful Readers.  And if you are plodding through the last work day of the week and you just so happened to be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes after the age of 18, sounds like a survey is a good way to kill some time!  (Whoa, long lead there.)  If you were diagnosed with Type 1…


Fudgy the Whale

Uncategorized By June 21, 2007 No Comments

Back a few years ago, when I was working in an arbitration firm, I developed an obsession with Fudgy the Whale.  (Yes, we’re back at Tom Carvel again.)  The job I worked was thankless, forcing my then 23 year old self to receive payment for only 35 hours when I was plugging through more than 40.  Deadlines were strict, the…


Time for Meme

Uncategorized By June 20, 2007 No Comments

Oh memes.  Where would I be without your inspiration?  Stolen unabashedly from Nicole. THREE NAMES YOU GO BY: 1. Kerri 2. Six 3. Zippy THREE PHYSICAL THINGS YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF: 1. Eye color, the same as my Nana and my Grammie. 2. My torn up, bitten to the quick, busy little hands. 3. My grin. THREE PHYSICAL THINGS YOU…


Belly Up

Uncategorized By June 19, 2007 No Comments

Last night:  In a bit of a fit, I decided to use my abdomen for my infusion set.  Pressing the Quick-Serter against my stomach for the first time in over two years, I had that fleeting thought of “Oh what if this stings???” but it deployed smoothly.  Sitting at my desk and returning some emails, the site on my stomach…



Diabetes and Family By June 18, 2007 No Comments

The phone rang at 4:30 in the morning.  One shrill ring cut through the unfamiliar darkness of my mother’s house.  I reached over to grab the receiver but it stopped ringing.  My head, warm from sleep and damp with sweat, pounded in the silence. I switched on the lamp by the bed and unzipped the black case that hides my…


Six Things on a Friday

Uncategorized By June 15, 2007 No Comments

1.  It’s official:  I’m being stalked by Madonna’s “Lucky Star.”  Chris taunted me last weekend by waking me up with a falsetto, early-morning “You must be my lucky star!”  This was accompanied by several dance moves and some grins.  And ever since, I’ve heard this song as the first radio song my alarm blasts out, playing as I shopped at…