Good Luck, Lady.

Blood Sugars, Real Life Diabetes By October 19, 2005 No Comments

I went to my dentist appointment. “Aaaaaaaaahhhhh,” I opened my mouth like a baby bird every time the hygienist came near me. I couldn’t answer any of her questions because my toes were curling with fear. Those metal instruments scraping against my sensitive teeth and poking mercilessly at my gums. “Aaaaaaahhhhh!” as I caught my reflection in the mirror as…

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Playing Ketchup.

Diabetes Online Community, No Diabetes By October 16, 2005 No Comments

Who doesn’t love a good homonym? There’s been a lot going on over the last week. I’ve been a small bit absentee. Here’s the run down, a la Six Until Me style: The Move: The Boy and I have made the leap from Separate Apartments to Living Together. Yes, this is a good thing. And yes, I’m very happy. But yes,…

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The Walk.

Diabetes Advocacy By September 26, 2005 No Comments

The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes (the RI edition) took place on Sunday at Roger Williams Park. And Team Six Until Me took part for the first time. We were we a little team – only seven walkers, but we raised a fair amount of money. The team consisted of myself, The Boy, Mom and Oystein, Batman, her BoyWonder, and Best Nurse…

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Verdict Overturned.

Diabetes Complications By September 10, 2005 No Comments

So I worked hard on my bloodsugar control. Tested pretty constantly. Blew through about a bottle of strips every two days or so. And I went to the gym. Nothing outrageous and I am by no means a certified professional (as exhibited by my wardrobe’s lack of pink sweatpants), but I went. And went consistently, save for the car accident…

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Underwater.

Diabetes Advocacy By September 6, 2005 No Comments

The television clicks on and I see those same familiar rooftops peeking out over miles and miles of filthy, rising water. People trapped on the islands that their homes have become, begging for rescue. For solace. For help. I’m not sure how to react. I’m not very good with disasters. I am riddled with anxiety as it is. Seeing this…

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Pink Sweatpants are Horrible.

Uncategorized By August 25, 2005 No Comments

Today’s Bullet Point List: * I sit at a desk all day long and find little to no entertainment during the course of my daily duties. The phone rings, emails crop up, and mail floods my inbox, yet my mind remains stagnant. However, my cat finds a penny on the hardwood floor and loses her mind due to the exhilaration….

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Five Senses.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions By August 23, 2005 No Comments

I want a cure tonight. I want it so badly I can taste it tonight. It tastes like black raspberry ice cream from St. Claire’s Annex in Watch Hill, all creamy and cold. It tastes slightly salty, like my skin after a day at the beach. It doesn’t taste at all like airplane glue or sweaters on my teeth after a few…

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In Which I Fake a Low to Get out of the Obstacle Course.

Diabetes Memories, Exercise & Fitness, Real Life Diabetes By August 17, 2005 No Comments

There has only been one time – ONE TIME – that I used diabetes as an excuse. One time. And I was always so adamant about not letting diabetes ever keep me from doing anything… the irony is thick. It was in seventh grade. The experience haunts me still. Here’s how it went down: The way the gym at my middle school…

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Team Six Until Me.

Uncategorized By August 14, 2005 No Comments

The JDRF Walk for a Cure is September 25th. And Team Six Until Me is making their first showing. This is the page you want to check out to either join our team or make a donation. I have sent out a wildly generic email to people I had addresses for, so if you received an email, forward it out to…

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Random Musings Before the Seafood Festival

Uncategorized By August 7, 2005 No Comments

This weekend is the famed Charlestown Seafood Festival. I’m going, for the second time this weekend. Oh, and I hate seafood. Go figure. I have a few questions for The Masses: Item 1. According to Violet’s research, birth control pills may increase insulin resistance. Okay. Eight days ago, I started on Altace (2.5 mg) in efforts to lower my blood pressure. Yes, it seems that…

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