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Under the Influence

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By March 29, 2019 Tags: , , , , , 8 Comments

My parents made me check my blood sugar before getting behind the wheel when I was a teenager. If I wanted the keys, I had to be responsible without fail, and I had their trust unless I broke the rules. No exceptions. No excuses. I started driving in 1995, so my means for blood sugar checks were limited to a…


Sleep Number.

Blood Sugars, Diabetic Mommy, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By November 17, 2015 Tags: , , , , , 11 Comments

I love sleep. But I did not love sleep while Chris was traveling for work these last few weeks.  Mostly because I did not sleep. From the middle of September to last week, my husband was away for work. He came home three times for 24 hours apiece, which meant that we missed him terribly. And it also meant that…


Guest Post: LIVE! On-Air with Diabetes.

Guest Diabetes Blogger, Real Life Diabetes By August 26, 2015 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

When I do speaking engagements, I get a little nervous about the arrow on my CGM before going on-stage, because a low during a presentation would be less than optimal.   How do you keep your wits when your blood sugar is tanking in front of an audience?  Live television anchors with diabetes know that feeling.  A few years ago, I…


My IOB and Me.

Blood Sugars, Pumping Insulin By July 23, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 5 Comments

There’s a lot of data that PWD (people with diabetes) spin through on a daily basis – carbs counts, insulin units, blood sugar results, blah, blah, blaaaaaaah there’s so much shit sometimes.  I’ve been encouraged by my endocrinologist to download my data and review it every week or two in order to assess trends over time, but I don’t do…



Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Emotions By May 1, 2014 Tags: , , , 13 Comments

The beeeeep, beeeeeep of the Dexcom wakes us, showing the above-the-threshold red line indicating a high blood sugar. “Why so high?” And I thought about the low last night.  It was a gross one, with the shaking hands and the pajamas that needed to be changed because I sweated through my t-shirt and the hairdryer needed to be used because…


What’s On Your Bedside Table?

Real Life Diabetes By April 15, 2014 Tags: , , , , 7 Comments

What do you mean, all the glucose tab jars were in the car and you were out of juice so you stashed one giant marshmallow on your bedside table in case of low blood sugars? Potentially a bit gross, but practical.  Serves as a throw pillow when not in use. You might also like: Robot Arms. LOW. Hypoglycemic Blues. Mommy’s…


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…