Browsing Tag

hyperglycemia

As a Kite.

Blood Sugars, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By October 20, 2015 Tags: , , , , 6 Comments

Woke up to this little gremlin number on my meter: Gross, gross start to the day. #DOCtober #diabetes A photo posted by Kerri Sparling (@sixuntilme) on Oct 20, 2015 at 6:11am PDT I pulled my site and immediately blood streamed out, leaving a trail down the side of my hip and actually running onto the bathroom floor (which is DISGUSTING…

Share:

When Good Insulin Goes BAD.

Blood Sugars, Insulin, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By October 15, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 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…

Share:

What Influences Blood Sugar? (Hint: Everything.)

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Emotions, Real Life Diabetes By October 7, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 6 Comments

“So the food you eat makes your blood sugar go high, right? And the insulin makes it go lower?” I clearly remember asking this of my certified diabetes educator, way back in the day, as I was trying to make sense of the things that could influence my blood sugar. It wasn’t until I was a little bit older, with…

Share: