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September 15, 2014
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Vitamegadeathamin?


Lucy Ricardo once asked, "Are you tired, run-down, listless? Do you poop out at parties? Are you unpopular?" The answer to all one's woes, per the script, was all in the bottle of the ill-tasting, heavily-alcoholic "Vitameatavegamin". As people living in a fast-food, de-fibered, de-mineralized society, vitamin and mineral supplements are part and parcel of daily life — especially life... (READ MORE)

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Motoring in the Cloud


I’ll be the first to admit it – when I first heard that Nightscout was in the “CGM in the cloud” business, I was very skeptical. I mean, I was a big fan of their music back in the day, but what could a group of 1980s arena rockers possibly know about cloud-based diabetes technology? Writing Sister Christian is one thing. Writing code for open-source software is completely another! Nightscout completely proved me wrong and I’m happy to report... (READ MORE)

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Swollen Finger...


My finger is swollen. Just the tip of the my right middle finger. It's probably twice it's normal size and red. Yesterday I was pretty sure I just had a hang nail going on, but today I am convinced it's infected. No. Fun. More than the way the finger looks is the way my sugars have been off since late last night. Rising, rising, rising. I'm fighting with insulin, but I'm failing miserably. So, it's off to the doctor. Though I know... (READ MORE)

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Random High Bloodsugars


I've had a few days of random high bloodsugars. My diet hasn't changed much and I'm still far enough away from my cycle that it shouldn't be that, I'm exercising just as much (if not a litte more). But there they are, these random bloodsugars of 260 mg/dl or greater. They're not all post prandial either. Sometimes fasting will come in high, sometimes before lunch will come in high even if I haven't eaten since breakfast. They make no sense, but it's... (READ MORE)

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Food and Its Tricks


Occasionally, I allow myself a treat. Something I really shouldn't even consider eating. I figure if I get a little bit of the stuff that should be off limits, it'll prevent eventual binges that lead to soaring bloodsugars and usually a shake up in my belly as well. But man, it's tough to take the calorie content in a "little treat..." When I do eat these treats, I like to keep them under 200 calories. It's a weird rule and I think you'd be surprised at how small the treats... (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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