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April 27, 2015
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Weekend Diabetes Hijinks


This past weekend was a whole lot of diabetes weird. I've finally gotten into a good rhythm with my Lantus rate - settling in with a 70-30 nighttime-morning split of the total dose. My bolus dosing seems to be pretty much on the money too. I'm avoiding huge swings... Though lows are creeping up more often, I think because summer traditionally is a lower basal rate time, owing to warmer weather, increased activity and sweat, as we get closer to the warmer days I just need less insulin in the... (READ MORE)

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Crazy Morning Highs


My diabetes is changing. Until a few years ago, my morning readings were reasonable and within the desired range of under 100 mg/dl. About two years ago, they started slipping upwards into the less-desirable but apparently not-worrisome range of 100-110 mg/dl. Now, this was what was recorded by my Abbott Freestyle Lite meter, which is known to record at the lower end of the home-glucometer variability range, but with my A1c firmly in the high 5s and low 6s, the meter's tendency to... (READ MORE)

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The Monster


“No!” Charlie said forcefully. “I won’t do it!” Susanne and I stared at each other from the living room with “now what?” looks on our shocked faces. I broke the silence with this: “But Charlie, you said yesterday that you would put the sensor on today.” We waited for his response as if my words were a grenade that we rolled slowly into the kitchen. “No! My arms look terrible. I won’t do... (READ MORE)

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I'll Take Protein for $200


One of my ongoing dietary issues has been one of protein. Right after diagnosis, I ran a bit scared of all of the "excess protein kills the kidneys" lines and into the old-school health-foods' "you don't need as much protein as you think you do" train of thought. Combined with the calorie and sodium restrictions of my initial diabetes diet, a move away from animal-based proteins because of my cholesterol levels, and a medication which seemed to block nutrient... (READ MORE)

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When You Think You Know


When you think you know why blood sugars are perpetually awful at a particular time of day, you do what I do – you make assumptions based on limited evidence. And you begin to sound like a curmudgeonly Jimmy Stewart. “It’s those damn video games, I tell you! He sits there for hours and hours playing those God-forsaken games – which, by the way, shouldn’t even be legal, I’ll have you know! Just sitting there, not moving a muscle while his... (READ MORE)

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Megan Holmes
Megan Holmes Megan was diagnosed in 2009 with Type I. As an RN, she was familiar with the medical side of her diagnosis; learning to be a good patient on the other hand, was and continues to be the challenge of her day to day life.   (Read More)
Michelle Kowalski
Michelle Kowalski Michelle Kowalski, a writer, editor and photography hobbiest living in Phoenix, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in February 2005. In January 2008, as part of her quest to start on an insulin pump, Michelle learned that she actually has type 1 diabetes.   (Read More)
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