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Low Hangover.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Diabetic Mommy, Real Life Diabetes By July 26, 2013 Tags: , , , 35 Comments

This morning, in the shower, I heard the Dexcom start to wail.  Actually, I heard Birdy mimicking the Dexcom low alarm from the bathroom floor, where she was hanging out and coloring with crayons while I took a shower (Chris was away and in a meeting all day, so I was solo-parenting). “Beeeep, beeeeeep,” she sang in a tuneless sort…

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Crocheting Out of a Low.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Videos, Real Life Diabetes By June 28, 2013 Tags: , , , , , 11 Comments

What, you don’t have piles of scarves at your disposal, crafted in efforts to avoid over-eating?  Yes, yarn is part of my diabetes arsenal … didn’t see that one coming, did you?  (I didn’t.  Also, I’m old.  Also, speak up so I can hear you, young whippersnapper, and when you’re done, get off my lawn!)   You might also like:…

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Casual Low

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy By August 1, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

“Mama?  Ma.  Ma.  Ma.  Ma.  Dumbledore.  Ma.” Her voice comes over the monitor, stumbling me from sleep.   “BEEEEEEEEEP!!!”  The Dexcom wails at me from the bedside table.   “[insert the sound of my awful alarm clock noise, which is actually this song and makes my whole head spin with cat rage]”  “You people all want me awake right now, don’t you?”  I grumbled, reaching…

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Crazy Train

Blood Sugars, Traveling By July 25, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

The past few days have been unreasonably hot in the northeast, making me wonder if that whole “fry an egg on the sidewalk” thing could have been a real breakfast option.  I visited the Animas HQ last Thursday and Friday, and when I left their offices late on Friday afternoon and headed to the train station at 30th Street in Philadelphia, the…

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The One About Not Getting It Right On the First Try

Blood Sugars By June 22, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

So last night’s basal adjustments were a bit … eh.  Actually, they totally sucked it up. I went to bed at 140 mg/dl, knowing that a low might be lurking due to the basal tweaks, but the Dexcom was flatlined, so I felt reasonably comfortable.  At my 2:30 am check, I was 108 mg/dl, and again saw the flatline on that graph….

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Train Wreck

Blood Sugars By February 23, 2007 Tags: , No Comments

Running late for the train, as usual, I leaned in to the mirror and applied my mascara with shaking hands.  Noticed I was sort of weaving as I stood there.  I tried to pick up my comb but my fingers were too clumsy and the comb clattered to the floor. “Chris?  Hey Chris?  Do you mind grabbing my meter?” I hear his footsteps coming…

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On the Wrong Foot

Blood Sugars By January 4, 2007 Tags: , No Comments

I’m not pleased with the way the first work day of the new year started out. 5:00 am.  Abby is pawing furiously at the top of my head, milling around and licking my shoulder.  Siah is asleep on my ankles.  Chris is fast asleep just a few inches away from me. The pillow is damp.  The bedsheets are cold.  My shirt is stuck to me…

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