• THE DIABETES ONLINE COMMUNITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2006
    [Sugar] Adults with Type 1: Location: South America, Africa, Asia and Australia
    When there is a cure, Kitter plans to slooooowly pour all her insulin down a drain and have a HUGE NBR party (No Bolus Required) Sugar & Spice : Leandra, 28, Type 1 since March 2, 2006, taking NovoRapid and Levemir. Amazing Grace Amylia Grace, 30, Taipei, Taiwan, Diagnosed in April 1989. Is on multiple injections. Amylia has an identical twin sister that also has type 1, has wide feet that have traversed the globe and hates wearing clothes with a lot of buttons.
  • THE DIABETES ONLINE COMMUNITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2006
    [Sugar] Adults with Type 1: Gender: Male
    When there is a cure, the first thing he will do is eat a big meal without worrying about what is in it and then sleep the next day without worrying about his blood sugars. Then he’ll drink a six-pack of regular soda and run around his house on a sugar high. A1C-Flo : Chris, 33, Seattle, WA. Diagnosed on February 14, 1999. Uses Novolog in a Medtronic Minimed pump. Chris is working to become a diabetes educator, loves ‘80s metal and loves to paint.
  • THE DIABETES ONLINE COMMUNITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2006
    [Sugar] Adults with Type 1: Gender: Female
    When there is a cure, Caro plans to "Jump up and down, leave the house without a bag full of stuff and eat without worrying about carb counts, boluses and blood sugar checks." Sugar Donor Flmgodog, 28, Midwest. The Sugar Sickness : Kendra, 23, Virginia. When there is a cure, the first thing Kendra will do is sign up and then test her blood sugar to see if she gets the commercial-perfect reading of “104” or “99.” 17 Going on 50? :
  • THE DIABETES ONLINE COMMUNITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2006
    [Sugar] Adults with Type 1: Treatment: Pumps
    Then he’ll drink a six-pack of regular soda and run around his house on a sugar high. When there is a cure, Caro plans to "Jump up and down, leave the house without a bag full of stuff and eat without worrying about carb counts, boluses and blood sugar checks." Sugar Donor : Flmgodog, 28, Midwest. The Sugar Sickness : Kendra, 23, Virginia. Sugar-Overload : Alex - diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age three. 17 Going on 50? :
  • THE DIABETES ONLINE COMMUNITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2006
    [Sugar] Adults with Type 1: Treatment: Lantus
    When there is a cure, the first thing he will do is eat a big meal without worrying about what is in it and then sleep the next day without worrying about his blood sugars. When there is a cure, the first thing he would do is remember to be critical, but then he would heat a high carb meal and check his blood sugar over and over. Sugar & Spice : Leandra, 28, Type 1 since March 2, 2006, taking NovoRapid and Levemir. An Actor Prepares.
  • THE DIABETES ONLINE COMMUNITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2006
    [Sugar] Parents of Children with Type 1
    Julia is usually reading three or four books at one time, is a huge Red Sox fan ("If there's a game on, I'm useless") and claims she can check blood sugar in her sleep. A Diabetic Mother's Tale : Christine - mom of a Type 1 diabetic son, Josh, who is 5-years-old and was diagnosed in December 2003. Her husband is also a type 1 diabetic, diagnosed at age 12. Josh has been wearing an insulin pump since Thanksgiving. A Shot in the Dark : Sandra – mother of a son with type 1 diabetes.
  • THE DIABETES ONLINE COMMUNITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2006
    [Sugar] Parents of Children with Type 1: Location: Northeast
    Julia is usually reading three or four books at one time, is a huge Red Sox fan ("If there's a game on, I'm useless") and claims she can check blood sugar in her sleep. Candy at Midnight : Lea, mom to Noah, age 9. Diagnosed in 2005 and uses a Cozmo insulin pump. Lives in New Hampshire. Lea cries easily, has two cats and loves to read. Noah is adorable, has a great sense of humor and is an old soul.
  • THE DIABETES ONLINE COMMUNITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2006
    [Sugar] Parents of Children with Type 1: Gender: Female Child
    Julia is usually reading three or four books at one time, is a huge Red Sox fan ("If there's a game on, I'm useless") and claims she can check blood sugar in her sleep. Butterfly Kisses and Bedtime Prayers : Patti - a mother of two girls, one with diabetes, one without. 9-year-old Carylanne has had diabetes for 3 1/2 years and wears and insulin pump. She and her family currently live in Hawaii, where her father is in the Army, though they are about to rejoin civilian life in Florida.
  • THE DIABETES ONLINE COMMUNITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2006
    [Sugar] Parents of Children with Type 1: Treatment: Insulin Pump
    Julia is usually reading three or four books at one time, is a huge Red Sox fan ("If there's a game on, I'm useless") and claims she can check blood sugar in her sleep. A Diabetic Mother's Tale : Christine - mom of a Type 1 diabetic son, Josh, who is 5-years-old and was diagnosed in December 2003. Her husband is also a type 1 diabetic, diagnosed at age 12. Josh has been earing an insulin pump since Thanksgiving. A Shot in the Dark : Sandra – mother of a son with type 1 diabetes.
  • THE DIABETES ONLINE COMMUNITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2006
    [Sugar] Parents of Children with Type 1: Age: Middle School
    Julia is usually reading three or four books at one time, is a huge Red Sox fan ("If there's a game on, I'm useless") and claims she can check blood sugar in her sleep. Chronic Conundrum : Sherry, mom to Trevor, 13, North Carolina. Diagnosed in July 2005. Uses an Animas pump. Sherry is a registerd nurse, loves the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, and she cries everyday because her child has to suffer with diabetes.
  • THE DIABETES ONLINE COMMUNITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2006
    [Sugar] Adults with Type 1: Age: Teens
    When there is a cure, the first thing he would do is remember to be critical, but then he would heat a high carb meal and check his blood sugar over and over. Sugar-Overload : Alex - diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age three. 17 Going on 50? : Jen - a 19-year-old college freshman who was diagnosed with Type 1 in October, 1988. Has been a Deltec Cozmo pumper for 6 years. She is a nursing major, she loves blueberry pancakes, and she hopes to go out to Colorado for vacation some day.
  • THE DIABETES ONLINE COMMUNITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2006
    [Sugar] Adults with Type 1: Age: Twenties
    When there is a cure, Caro plans to "Jump up and down, leave the house without a bag full of stuff and eat without worrying about carb counts, boluses and blood sugar checks." Sugar Donor : Flmgodog, 28, Midwest. The Sugar Sickness : Kendra, 23, Virginia. When there is a cure, the first thing Kendra will do is sign up and then test her blood sugar to see if she gets the commercial-perfect reading of “104” or “99.” An Actor Prepares.
  • THE DIABETES ONLINE COMMUNITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2006
    [Sugar] Adults with Type 1: Age: Thirties
    When there is a cure, the first thing he will do is eat a big meal without worrying about what is in it and then sleep the next day without worrying about his blood sugars. Then he’ll drink a six-pack of regular soda and run around his house on a sugar high. A1C-Flo : Chris, 33, Seattle, WA. Diagnosed on February 14, 1999. Uses Novolog in a Medtronic Minimed pump. Chris is working to become a diabetes educator, loves ‘80s metal and loves to paint.
  • MANAGING THE SWEETNESS WITHIN  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2006
    [Sugar] Superstar
    I’m keeping my blood sugars tight for this? Blood sugars and food intake and insulin, oh my. I brought about four dayss worth of blood sugars and insulin boluses and meals with me. Ive learned that if I fax a week or two weeks worth of blood sugars, I usually get a call back that says "things look good, I wouldnt recommend any changes" or "try increasing your carb ratio to 1:7, instead of 1:8."
  • SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2006
    [Sugar] Halloween and Competition in the Sugar Market
    However, in honor of halloween, I couldn't think of a better topic to discuss than sugar, especially since this holiday, perhaps more than any other, is really all about sugar. Anyway, try not to indulge too much in the sugar-laden holiday, and I'll post my article on generic insulin in soon! Some people who read Amy's DiabetesMine blog may have already caught a preview of my topic du jour in the comments section of her recent post " Finger Lickin' Good ".
  • SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2006
    [Sugar] Halloween and Competition in the Sugar Market
    However, in honor of halloween, I couldn't think of a better topic to discuss than sugar, especially since this holiday, perhaps more than any other, is really all about sugar. Anyway, try not to indulge too much in the sugar-laden holiday, and I'll post my article on generic insulin in soon! Some people who read Amy's DiabetesMine blog may have already caught a preview of my topic du jour in the comments section of her recent post " Finger Lickin' Good ".
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2006
    [Sugar] What really counts
    Instill in your child that the numbers (sugars) are very, very important, but not too much. I would agonize over the high sugars and try to figure out what I did wrong. So, that is why when his sugar is in the 300s, I just correct and test him again in about and hour and half to make sure it's coming down. Because of the walk and all that went along with that, I never even mentioned Riley's last endo. appointment. It was about a month ago. All in all, things went pretty well.
  • MANAGING THE SWEETNESS WITHIN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2006
    [Sugar] Out of the Closet/Baby, I'm A Star
    I’m keeping my blood sugars tight for this? Blood sugars and food intake and insulin, oh my. We talked about my blood sugars, my frequent doctors visits, my recent eye zappage (keep reading), and both my parents wished us well. skip to main | skip to sidebar Managing the Sweetness Within Living with type 1 diabetes. Had a great kid after dealing with infertility and a medically intensive pregnancy. Now thinking about the next pregnancy attempt.
  • DORKABETIC  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2006
    [Sugar] I wish I could say I've been busy.
    My blood sugars are high. Quick update.within a week, I get my FREE UltraSmart meter. Sadly, it won't beam numbers directly to my pump, and honestly, I don't really NEED it, but I've never been too impressed with the BD Logic/Paradigm Link. It works, and I haven't had any problems with it, but it's nothing special, and it's memory is pretty small. For someone who never writes numbers down, I need something with a biiiig memory.
  • MANAGING THE SWEETNESS WITHIN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2006
    [Sugar] Week Thirteen Brain Dump
    I’m keeping my blood sugars tight for this? Blood sugars and food intake and insulin, oh my. skip to main | skip to sidebar Managing the Sweetness Within Living with type 1 diabetes. Had a great kid after dealing with infertility and a medically intensive pregnancy. Now thinking about the next pregnancy attempt. Whats it like to do all of them right? Its all about managing the sweetness within.
  • MANAGING THE SWEETNESS WITHIN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2006
    [Sugar] Five Things
    I’m keeping my blood sugars tight for this? Blood sugars and food intake and insulin, oh my. I’ve also been checking my blood sugars regularly (clocking about 15 times a day, which isn’t unusual for me) and looking forward to next week’s High Risk Ob appointment, where we’ll have some tests to find out how this fetus looks chromosomally. My endo said if I ever get pregnant, he thinks my TSH will be more of a concern than blood sugars at first.
  • MANAGING THE SWEETNESS WITHIN  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2006
    [Sugar] Left Eye Laser
    I’m keeping my blood sugars tight for this? Blood sugars and food intake and insulin, oh my. To make things easier, my blood sugar was testing at 55 about this time. My blood sugars, which Id faxed to her office that morning around 6, were nowhere to be found, but I wasnt concerned. skip to main | skip to sidebar Managing the Sweetness Within Living with type 1 diabetes. Had a great kid after dealing with infertility and a medically intensive pregnancy.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2006
    [Sugar] Sitting on the box
    A couple of them recounted recent seizures their children had suffered due to low blood sugars. Walk of Hope is coming up this Saturday. In my quest to make this disease “real” to people who don’t know much about it, I will be doing a little education also. Because of this, I have been researching statistical information about Type 1. I know the incidence of it, but I also know how many die each year due to Type 1. It’s not put me in such a great place.
  • MANAGING THE SWEETNESS WITHIN  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2006
    [Sugar] Ten Week Update
    I’m keeping my blood sugars tight for this? Blood sugars and food intake and insulin, oh my. skip to main | skip to sidebar Managing the Sweetness Within Living with type 1 diabetes. Had a great kid after dealing with infertility and a medically intensive pregnancy. Now thinking about the next pregnancy attempt. Whats it like to do all of them right? Its all about managing the sweetness within.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2006
    [Sugar] Being me
    I feel like it's almost an art to learn how to maintain the best possible control over the sugars without letting the sugars become a part of you. Just today I asked him what he does when his sugar is low. And, what do you do if you're sugar is too high. In a few weeks Riley will have had diabetes for a year. Recently I realized that I had fooled myself into thinking that I'd just gone on with my life. I hadn't. I had let diabetes take precedence over things.
  • DORKABETIC  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2006
    [Sugar] A Catch-Up Post
    My blood sugars are high, and I've been working with a nurse practicioner/CDE to start managing things better than I have in years. However, all this being busy and stressed is not helping me to manage my blood sugars. How do you keep up with your blood sugars? I'm planning nothing, except maybe to write down some blood sugars for a change. My life is too busy right now! I'm stressed out at work. I'm stressed out at home. I'm stressed out over my health.
  • DORKABETIC  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2006
    [Sugar] Xbox-a-betes?
    Too much running through the city will give you a low blood sugar, and you'll lose valuable time when you have to stop and treat it! Diabetes Revolution Program the right amounts of insulin and carbs into your pump as blood sugar results and foods appear on screen. So I'm not sure if Captain Novolin was ever a real video game hero, but I had a rather amusing exchange with Scott the other day regarding the ultimate in dorkiness and diabetes combined, the Diabetes Video Game!
  • MANAGING THE SWEETNESS WITHIN  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2006
    [Sugar] Week Seven Update
    I’m keeping my blood sugars tight for this? Blood sugars and food intake and insulin, oh my. skip to main | skip to sidebar Managing the Sweetness Within Living with type 1 diabetes. Had a great kid after dealing with infertility and a medically intensive pregnancy. Now thinking about the next pregnancy attempt. Whats it like to do all of them right? Its all about managing the sweetness within.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2006
    [Sugar] Feeling klempy
    Riley's sugars have been good (with the exception of yesterday). He will have no memory of the day when he didn't wear a pump or check his sugar. (note: I got the word "klempy" from Lyrecha. It is Yiddish for teary. Being a good ol' southern girl, I had never heard this word before, but I like it and it describes my mood perfectly.) I have put off writing the post for a few days because I needed to get my emotions in check before writing it. I have been very klempy lately.
  • DORKABETIC  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2006
    [Sugar] Diabetes Haiku
    Sugar-free candy: Too much of a good thing can Turn out disgusting. I promise, if you Make out with me, you will get A big sugar high You may not realize that I write a lot of poetry. I've also been to the National Poetry Slam, competing on Team Delaware this summer. I love to indulge in silly haiku. These are best appreciated by the DiabetesOC. I tried them at an open mic once, but I don't know that everybody "got" all of them. You will.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2006
    [Sugar] A short update
    Thirdly, Riley's sugars have been great lately. I just hate that as much as I'm enjoying it I'm also bracing myself for the next run of bad sugars. Just wanted to stop in and say hi and update you on some going-ons. First, the walk. So, far, I myself, have raised $565.00. I have two businesses that tell me the check is in the mail and I have about 10 people that have promised to give money before the walk.
  • MANAGING THE SWEETNESS WITHIN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006
    [Sugar] Believe
    I’m keeping my blood sugars tight for this? Blood sugars and food intake and insulin, oh my. What annoyed me most was that although Id written down blood sugars and insulin doses and nearly every single food Id eated over the past two weeks, Endo only wanted to take in two or three days at the most. In particular, Id like to know if I should give up Splenda on my oatmeal in favor of an actual teaspoon of sugar, as long as I bolus for it.
  • PURPLEHAZE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2006
    [Sugar] It's Only Money
    finger-stick blood sugar test $15 one 250 mg tablet of oxycodone $22 one 75 mcg tablet of synthroid $17 one titanium plate (to hold the bones together) $560 5 minutes of instruction on using crutches $300 one "Darth Vader" air cast $275 one ace wrap $20 But the real whack upside the head was the insulin. I know that most of us in the OC have frequent concerns about money, the cost of good health care and having our diabetes needs met now and in the future. I think about it a lot.
  • DORKABETIC  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2006
    [Sugar] Guilt Comes Squished Between Both Sides of the Oreo
    In this age of carb counting, sometimes the real stuff has just as many grams as the sugar-free stuff, and I know the real stuff will taste better and be out of my system faster. The grams of sugar smirked back at me from the nutrition label like the devil signing a deal. I know that the 37 grams of carbs in this bottled, sugared Frappucino are no different than the 37 grams of carbs in the 8-ounce sugar-free light yogurt I will eat with my lunch.
  • MANAGING THE SWEETNESS WITHIN  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2006
    [Sugar] Back From Vacation
    I’m keeping my blood sugars tight for this? Blood sugars and food intake and insulin, oh my. I tested my blood sugars every hour, just about. So I asked about the constant correcting Im doing, that Im annoyed when it takes two hours to bring a blood sugar back into range, and will the scads of extra sugar Im eating when I go low affect a growing embryo? Surely all that sugar isnt good, right?
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2006
    [Sugar] The cure debate
    Before getting in the car to come home we checked his sugar. He sees himself "eating all the sugar I want" (direct quote from Riley) How do I look him in the eyes and say "Nope, don't think so." ? Sandra's post tonight got to me. It didn't just bring on the tears, it also made me evaluate the whole "hope for a cure" thing. We attended a ballgame tonight at Michael's school. It's 45 minutes away. It was 488.
  • PURPLEHAZE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2006
    [Sugar] The Great Minnesota Get Together
    The fair is a chowhound’s paradise - food stands every 10 feet, mostly offering things loaded with fat, sugar and salt - yum. Every year my friends E and J and I mark the beginning of the end of summer by going to the Minnesota State Fair. It lasts for 10 days, but we always go on the first day while things are still nice and fresh. For many people, the only reason to go is to eat themselves into a stupor (been there, done that) About 4 years ago we tried something different.
  • DORKABETIC  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2006
    [Sugar] Under Construction--Body And Blog
    I don't care how good my blood sugars are, I can't adjust to feeling like I'm going to barf all afternoon while I'm supposed to be working. I am trying to embrace the idea of the d-blog, and by embrace, I mean remembering that I have this thing, and that I should use it! I want to share my stories with people and keep some kind of log of my progress. Trying to learn Blogger is turning out to be more than I can handle in short snippets in between reading resumes for work.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2006
    [Sugar] A little reminder
    I wasn't too worried, but I did think about what the extra activity might do to his sugar. Even so, when we pulled up to the field, I reminded Riley if he started to feel like his sugar was low that it was very important to tell someone. She even had sugar free koolaide just for Riley. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in the sugars and trying to control them that I forget who is really in charge. A while back, Riley was showing some interest in soccer.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2006
    [Sugar] A Special Bond
    I've rejoiced over Daniel's run of good blood sugars. Michael came home from his first day back at school with some disturbing news. All the teachers had to stand up and do the "what I did over the summer" thing. A fellow teacher stood up and announced that her six year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes this summer. Michael talked with her afterwards. Best I can gather she felt lost and scared and overwhelmed. I felt such empathy towards her.
  • MANAGING THE SWEETNESS WITHIN  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2006
    [Sugar] A New Food (and Nail Polish) Order
    I’m keeping my blood sugars tight for this? Blood sugars and food intake and insulin, oh my. So yeah, more food restrictions, and unfortunately, theyre mostly proteins, which as a diabetic I tend to like because they dont futz with the blood sugars as much as the carbs and the fat. Hey, no sugar! Theyre probably OK, but enough (non-diabetic) women I know restrict or avoid them entirely, so Ive taken to sprinkling a teaspoon of actual white sugar on my oatmeal.
  • DORKABETIC  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2006
    [Sugar] This is where it starts to suck the most.
    I blame all my recent spacey-ness and forgetfulness on my high blood sugars. Now I have something like a month to get my act together at work or face possible dismissal. I'm ashamed of myself. I'm ashamed that I've let myself do this.to.myself. There is so much out there that I can achieve. This blog is one of those things that I'd like to get off the ground. Focus. Focus. I can do this. Time to check the glucose. I can do this. Don't freak out. Don't. Freak.
  • MANAGING THE SWEETNESS WITHIN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2006
    [Sugar] Took the Test at the Doc's Office.
    My blood sugars have been a little wacky these past few days.But we actually have an appointment for an ultrasound in two weeks. and it was positive.POSITIVE!My My HCG level, which I think is the same as the beta tests I read about on other blogs, was 173 nine days after the five day transfer. Anything over 100 is considered a good number.Shhhh!It's It's still really early. I still feel pretty normal.
  • SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2006
    [Sugar] Anniversaries Not Worth Celebrating
    I was frustrated by my inability to achieve perfect control, and visits to the doctors that gave me no new strategies or tools, but simply repeated the mantra that diabetes could be controlled simply by being 'compliant' with a prescribed regimen of insulin, blood sugar tests, and diet." This morning I was scanning some of my fellow blogger's posts and caught Lyrehca's blog " Managing The Sweetness Within " who noted her 29th anniversary with type 1 diabetes on August 8, 2006.
  • SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2006
    [Sugar] Anniversaries Not Worth Celebrating
    I was frustrated by my inability to achieve perfect control, and visits to the doctors that gave me no new strategies or tools, but simply repeated the mantra that diabetes could be controlled simply by being 'compliant' with a prescribed regimen of insulin, blood sugar tests, and diet." This morning I was scanning some of my fellow blogger's posts and caught Lyrehca's blog " Managing The Sweetness Within " who noted her 29th anniversary with type 1 diabetes on August 8, 2006.
  • DIABETES TECHNOLOGY BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2006
    [Sugar] Diabetes Technology Blog: Talking with my endo(crinologist)
    I review new diabetes technology including: blood glucose monitors; continuous glucose monitors; blood sugar meters; diabetes software and living with diabetes. I struggle with my blood sugar, the same as most people with diabetes. Diabetes Technology Blog Tuesday, August 08, 2006 Talking with my endo(crinologist) Tomorrow morning Im meeting with my endo and a lot has changed since I saw her a few months ago.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2006
    [Sugar] hope, hoPE, HOPE
    Most animals have remained with normal blood sugar for up to 5 months after the removal of the medications. He's going to be a young man who doesn't have to count carbs or test his sugar. I received my JoinLeeNow news letter today and was so excited to read about how the Faustman trials are going and about the other trials that are being supported by The Iacocca Foundation. This story got my attention more than others: Dr. Jerry Nadler Â?
  • DORKABETIC  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2006
    [Sugar] This is where it's going to start.
    While my blood sugars are still raging waaaay above where they should be, I'm better. I don't want to be one of those people who only uses their personal blog to catalog their maladies, plus it's not helping anyone if I keep it all to myself. I've had diabetes since I was 8, when I was diagnosed Type 1. Now I'm 24, a college grad, a soon-to-be-wed with a steady job that has terrific health benefits (thank God). My last HbA1c? Not good. T3h sUX0rZ , as they say here on the intar-webs.
  • PURPLEHAZE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2006
    [Sugar] Caught Up in The Numbers
    And when my dawn phenomenon is very active and I wake up with a blood sugar of 180, I hear "ha - your day is off to a rotten start so you might as well stop at Starbuck's and get a nice gooey cinnamon roll". Yes, I am thankful for the wealth of information that numbers provide - when my meter tells me my blood sugar is 42, it's time to treat the hypo; when my A1C goes down.5 I had a nice day at work - focused and productive.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2006
    [Sugar] Finding hope in an email
    He got a correction and a bolus for lunch, but his sugars were still in the 300s (385, 342). But, it couldn't be the insulin because his sugars have been fine during the day. It's just the nighttime that his sugars spike up, not just a little, but a lot. There are so many reasons why his sugar may go up. And, how long must Riley endure these high sugars until I figure it out? Worrying about what affects these sugars are having on his kidneys and his eyes.
  • PURPLEHAZE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2006
    [Sugar] My Maiden Voyage
    I spent 25 years wandering around with a blood sugar of 350 or more, sometimes feeling smug that nothing bad had caught up with me. Greetings to everyone in the circle. This is my maiden voyage in posting. I ran across an article by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer in Yoga Journal and found she had written a book, went to her website, didn't know what a "blog" was and had to find out, went to Scott Johnson's page, found out he was a fellow Minnesotan, and here I am.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  MONDAY, JULY 17, 2006
    [Sugar] A ( not so gentle) reminder
    His sugars were great. This supper included a cupcake and a few M & M s (M & M s were given prior to the meal due to a sugar of 65). His sugar was 138. After Riley had gone to sleep, I commented to Michael about how great Riley's sugars had been. Yes, they can eat what everyone else eats, but no matter how hard you try and how vigilant you are about giving what you think is the right amount of insulin, their sugars are going to be affected.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2006
    [Sugar] Updates
    He's been temperature free for 12 hours now and his sugars are looking like they are back to normal. Just some quick updates since I'm still typing with one hand. Riley had an endo appointment on June 30th. His A1C was 7.8 whoo hoo!!). This is down from 8.1 and is a very good A1C for his age. He had lost 1/2 pound since his last visit. The endo wasn't too concerned, since he's on track to gain his 5 pounds a year that most kids his age gain. He has to have some labs drawn.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2006
    [Sugar] The Low
    Anyway, I called Michael and told him that supper would be a little later and asked him to check Riley's sugar in a bit to make sure it wasn't going low. My sugar was 60. I got home a little later than usual last night. A Dr's office called at 4:55 PM to change a patient's insulin dosage. The patient is Type II, but is on insulin. She has all sorts of mental issues and can give herself the insulin, but is not competent enough to draw it up. That's my job.
  • MANAGING THE SWEETNESS WITHIN  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2006
    [Sugar] The Weighty Problem
    Does anyone else out there feel like weight loss is really a secondary concern when maintaining tight blood sugars?Turns Turns out that while my A1Cs rock, I've also put on seven pounds since September, when I first started correcting my sugars to keep them as close to 70-160 as possible. This is definitely because of the small hits of insulin I'm taking all day long, particularly after meals.My Type 1 Tales Food Fabulous Food Fitness Fun
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2006
    [Sugar] The results are in
    For example, his sugars today have been: 155, 128, 85, 167, 80, 118, 173, 143, and 103. His sugars have been really good for the last couple of weeks. I finally got the results of my MRI yesterday. I have torn cartilage in my wrist. The official name is a TFCC tear. I will be having surgery on June 26th. I'm not quite sure how I managed to tear the cartilage. I didn't do anything to injure it really.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2006
    [Sugar] He can tell
    Whenever Riley has been low, I ask him how he feels so hopefully he will start identifying that feeling with a low sugar. I had gotten to where every once in a while I'd ask if his head felt funny and reinforce with him that if his head does feel funny that he needs to tell us so we can check his sugar. All of a sudden he looked at me and said, "I think my sugar is low. I quickly checked his sugar and it is 59. And that he needs to have food to bring his sugar up.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2006
    [Sugar] Dr's appointments
    He didn't ask to see his sugars. People that don't live with it don't understand that his sugars will be high sometimes and there's really nothing you can do about it. I finally broke down and went to the orthopedic Dr. about my wrist yesterday. It has just been getting worse and worse. It is killing me right now. He narrowed it down to one of four things: a ganglion cyst (but not likely), tendonitis (but not too likely), torn cartilage, or a torn TFCC ligament.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2006
    [Sugar] Mixed emotions
    She called him over and before he took the gum he looked at her and asked, "Is it sugar free?" Tonight at church Riley asked me if I had any gum. When I told him no, he asked my mom the same. Another woman at church heard what he said and started digging into her purse for some gum to give to him. She assured him it was and he put it into his mouth. Tears welled up in my eyes. Because I was so proud that he thought to ask.and because he had to ask in the first place
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  MONDAY, MAY 29, 2006
    [Sugar] Adventures in Swimming
    Should we take it off and disconnect and keep a check on his sugar and reconnect to bolus him occasionally? At supper time, he was 202 (his highest sugar of the day, I might add). But, if Riley was still on Lantus, we'd be trying to decide when to feed him to keep his sugars from dropping. We always shoot his sugars up too high. We are members of a local beach club. Yesterday was our first time going there this year. I was a little nervous in the beginning.
  • MANAGING THE SWEETNESS WITHIN  |  FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2006
    [Sugar] Writing in Fits and Starts
    This morning, I was up at 4:30.Typically, I test my blood sugar then and often find it to be out of range, but today, I was 79, which is right where I wanna be.Since I couldn't fall back asleep, and the Mister was blissfully off in dreamland, I got up and worked on my book proposal, which is slow going. I usually write my blog posts in the morning. I have a weird mechanism that wakes me up at 6.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2006
    [Sugar] A Happy Birthday Indeed
    We also had a Spongebob cake.which Riley enjoyed very much (along with his ice cream) His sugars were excellent all day. Not that his sugars would have been horrible, but just that he'd probably have to stop and eat snacks throughout the day, to combat the lows. First, I want to start this post by thanking everyone for their comments. I also wanted to clear up something. This blog is my outlet. I take out my frustrations here. I share my heartaches here.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2006
    [Sugar] Some more "firsts"
    Not too low, but low enough to get me up to check his sugar more often. Yes, I still hope for a cure, but baring that, my child, my precious baby, will always count every bite of food he eats, will stick himself with a needle several times a day to check his sugar, will be attached to a machine 24/7. What is it about "firsts" that make me crazy. I don't consciously think about it, but when the day comes, I'm a blubbering idiot. We had two "firsts with diabetes" in a row.
  • ANNETICS  |  MONDAY, MAY 8, 2006
    [Sugar] Wildflower Triathlon, Long Course 2006
    I had a bit of difficultly with my blood sugars around mile 30, which really sapped my energy for the rest of the hilly ride. I managed to keep my blood sugars stable throughout the race and even enjoyed myself a bit. and another shot of the long course. originally uploaded by annetics. Last weekend, I went down to compete in the Wildflower triathlons. Saturday, I did the bike leg in a relay for the long course, which turned out to be quite challenging.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  MONDAY, MAY 8, 2006
    [Sugar] Another breakdown
    She'd just checked Riley's sugar and it was 67. She gave him some fruit snacks and he had eaten and his sugar was now 190. Oh, I failed to mention that just before I arrived at the patient's house my mom called to inform me that Riley's sugar was now 334. That coupled with my pain and Riley's sugars was enough to push me over the edge. I just feel like I'm not doing enough to keep his sugars under control. I had another breakdown today.
  • MANAGING THE SWEETNESS WITHIN  |  SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2006
    [Sugar] Insomnia
    Because my blood sugar rose to 375 and I went to bed with 3 units in my reservoir. Diabetes affects my sleep patterns. A lot.Right now, it's 3am and I'm awake. I thought that would get me through the night, but clearly I was wrong.I also went to bed after treating a low of 58 two hours after a big meal.Dinner is my trickiest meal of the day. I often eat a large meal, and I often take my. Type 1 Tales
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2006
    [Sugar] Set problems
    It amazes me and terrifies me that Riley's sugars are dependent on a thin 6mm tube. His sugar for the day started out at 90. But, his sugars have never really been that high unless he was having a set problem. Spaghetti has never effected his sugar much more than any other food. At supper, his sugar was 103. I checked his sugar. The pump has to be working too. But, if the pump stops working, you know it pretty much immediately. If the set is not working.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2006
    [Sugar] Basketball and an endo appointment
    She then looked at his sugars. The main two problems we've been having are his 2 hour post parandal (after eating) breakfast sugar. Riley's 2 and 3 AM sugars are usually a little too high, usually in the lower 200s. But, by 5-6 AM, his sugars are low enough that we have to suspend his pump sometimes. She said that 1 per 25g is too much carb coverage and the problem with his morning sugars going up probably stem from his basal being so low earlier in the morning.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2006
    [Sugar] Gearing up
    I worry that his sugars are going to be up from sitting around so long in the car. We will be leaving tomorrow for our first trip away from home since Riley was diagnosed. I'm looking forward to it, but I must admit, I'm dreading it a little too. Just the stress of making sure I'm not forgetting anything important, that we have enough supplies. Maybe once I get everything packed and we're on the road, I'll feel better. I hope so. We leave in the morning for an AAU basketball tournament.
  • MANAGING THE SWEETNESS WITHIN  |  MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2006
    [Sugar] Musings
    So my blood sugars have been great for the past week (since the IUI). This makes me wonder if I'm not pregnant.I picked up a heavy box of juice boxes at a store this weekend and felt a twinge in my lower belly. This makes me wonder if I am pregnant and maybe did something I shouldn't.I I went to acupuncture five days after the IUI and the acupuncturist told me he didn't think I was pregnant. Is it. Type 1 Tales Conceiving Is So Trying Fitness Fun
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 2006
    [Sugar] Happy Easter!
    His sugars did OK. Even after all of this his sugar never got over 233. Wow, what a long day. But, it's been absolutely wonderful. Easter is my favorite day of the year. I have always loved Easter (even more than Christmas). For one thing, it happens during my favorite time of the year,spring Also, the reason for Easter is the foundation of my Christian faith, the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The day started with a visit from the Easter Bunny.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2006
    [Sugar] Some good news for a change
    I can tell that he feels so much better than when his sugars where in the 300s. I was thinking this morning about how when Riley first started the pump I was posting all the time about his bad numbers. Well, his numbers haven't been bad at all lately. He's had a few higher numbers, but all in all his numbers have been great. I know that this can be temporary, so I'm enjoying it while I can. I thought since I shared the bad numbers with you, maybe I should share the good ones too.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2006
    [Sugar] Why we chose the pump
    That's because his sugar tends to drop quite a bit during this time. When he was on Lantus, we had to wake him a lot of times in the middle of the night to eat, because his sugar was too low. Not anymore, if his sugar is too low in the middle of the night now, I just decrease or suspend (stop) his basal for a couple of hours. If his sugars are going to run high it's usually between these hours. If he didn't get any insulin at all, his sugar was sure to go up too much.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2006
    [Sugar] Six months ago today
    So, I checked his sugar with my machine I use at work and the rest is history. (to He just finished eating a pancake with sugar free syrup, mixed fruit, and caffeine-free Diet Mt. Even though I'm a nurse, I kind of thought they'd just tell us how much insulin to take and we'd check his sugar and give his insulin and that would be that. After Riley got his first doses of insulin (Lantus and NovoLog) his sugar dropped from the 400s to the 50s in an hour or two.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2006
    [Sugar] Getting comfy
    I checked his sugar an hour after he had supper just because of all of his activity. I took into account how much his sugar usually drops between 6-8 AM and the fact that he probably wouldn't eat for another 2.5 He woke up at 8:15 with a sugar of 97. Not too long ago if his sugar was 84, I would have woken him up and given him a cracker. His sugars the last couple of days have pretty much been in range. We'll see what it does to his sugar.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2006
    [Sugar] How often do you test?
    We went over all his sugars and did a little adjusting to his basals. She pointed out to me that his sugars aren't really all that bad. I need to learn to focus on the big picture and not just a few random sugars. This morning I went through his log book and wrote down his sugars according to what they are at specific times of the day. After we'd discussed all of the sugars and tweaked some of his basals, she said, "Now do feel more comfortable to test less often?"
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2006
    [Sugar] Rebounds (and I'm not talking about basketball )
    He stopped on the way home and checked Riley's sugar. Nothing that would make his sugar go up like that 3 1/2 hours after a meal. I mean, we had just checked his sugar an hour earlier. And in that hour, he went low enough to cause his sugar to rebound. I thought that since he had high sugars for a while, he might start to feel the lows, but no such luck. I can't check his sugar every 30 minutes. It needs sugar for that.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2006
    [Sugar] The highs, the lows, and a little bit of hope
    You know, we went so long with sugars in the 300s that I forgot what it was like for Riley to have a low. Then, I faxed the sugars to the Dr. and waited for her input. I had finally gotten to where I was comfortable just getting up once during the night and checking his sugar. Last night before bed his sugar was 220. That would lead one to believe that his sugar would go up a little more. His sugar was 56. his highest sugar in a while).
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2006
    [Sugar] Basketball and pizza
    And, I must say, it really didn't do a number on his sugars like I thought it would. We all know that sugars vary greatly from day to day anyway. I decided I wanted to see what it did to his sugar so I would know how to extend his bolus in the future. But, Riley's sugars cooperated. Things are going better with the pump, much better. We still don't have the basals quite right, but I think we're almost there. His carb.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2006
    [Sugar] I'm stealing
    Riley's sugar this morning was 95. It's been a while since I've seen a sugar like that. I am stealing this from Jamie's blog. This just made me laugh until I cried. My husband didn't find it all that funny. He thinks I just need a nap. Maybe so, but it felt good to laugh again. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Click here In other news. Yeahh!!!! Holden's first AAU basketball game is Friday. I'm excited.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006
    [Sugar] Thank you
    His sugars haven't all been in range, but they were much closer to his range. He even had a few sugars that were in range, which hasn't happened in a while. Just wanted to thank everyone for their comments to my last post. The support from those of you who have been there means more than you could know.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2006
    [Sugar] Aggghhhhh!!!!
    Riley's sugars have been horrible, just horrible. I faxed Riley's sugars to the endo. So, first thing yesterday morning I faxed his sugars again along with a few questions. I also called the office and left a message to let her know I'd faxed the sugars and that I felt a little stuck at what to do next with his basals and carb. I just felt like I kept increasing his basals and his carb coverage and his sugars were staying just about exactly the same.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2006
    [Sugar] Being the Parent of a Diabetic Child
    being awakened suddenly at 2 AM with a feeling that something is wrong and when you check, your child's sugar is low. Being the parent of a diabetic child means. awakening each day with a hope for a cure and then living the rest of the day as if there will never be one. After you get it back up, you lie awake the rest of the night wondering what horrible things could have happened had you not woken up when you did.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2006
    [Sugar] Update
    We tried the insets and liked them OK, but everytime his sugar shot up, I'd get paranoid that something was wrong with his set. When his sugars are high, I don't immediately think his set is kinked, because, well, it can't be. Just thought I'd check in and give you a little update. It's been a week since I posted. We're still trudging ahead. Still increasing basals and carb. coverage. Still seeing some awfully high numbers. (We We reached 411 today.)
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2006
    [Sugar] It's been a week
    I know it sounds crazy, but he's had 1/2 unit of insulin drop his sugar that much before. ( For my family and others that may not know, the sensitivity factor is how much 1 unit of insulin drops his sugars. So , now the pump says one unit of insulin drops his sugar 250 points. So, when his sugar is up it takes that into account when it suggests how much insulin to give.) Last night at supper his sugar was 307. His sugars did well last night.
  • SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2006
    [Sugar] Irrational Exubera-nce for Exubera
    I was frustrated by my inability to achieve perfect control, and visits to the doctors that gave me no new strategies or tools, but simply repeated the mantra that diabetes could be controlled simply by being 'compliant' with a prescribed regimen of insulin, blood sugar tests, and diet."
  • SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2006
    [Sugar] Irrational Exubera-nce for Exubera
    I was frustrated by my inability to achieve perfect control, and visits to the doctors that gave me no new strategies or tools, but simply repeated the mantra that diabetes could be controlled simply by being 'compliant' with a prescribed regimen of insulin, blood sugar tests, and diet."
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2006
    [Sugar] Day 6
    Let me just share his overnight sugars. 281, 325, 293, 292, and his pre-breakfast sugar: 302. I can't believe it's almost been a week since Riley started pumping. I feel like we've accomplished absolutely nothing. I looked at the set, no blood this time. But, it didn't look like it was far enough in. Instead of just yanking it out, I gave him breakfast and his bolus and waited an hour. After an hour, he was 374. Then, I decided for my sanity that I had to change the set, yet again.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2006
    [Sugar] More on the pump
    Yesterday's sugars were as follows: 302 114 416 (yes, you read that right, and yes, his set was working) 256 314 288 76 221 during the middle of the night: 255 269 231 203 His sugars have never run high at night. Today his sugars have been: 181 243 213 196 354 272 When he clocked in at 354, I checked his site. Wasn't really comfortable with that number, but I wanted his sugar to come down. This usually means his sugar is low.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2006
    [Sugar] What would he be doing now if he didn't have diabetes?
    He has to stop playing his games long enough for me to check his sugars. A post I read today by Jamie got me thinking about what Riley's life would be like without D. I thought about it and realized that the important things haven't really changed for him. He still plays video games. He still goes to the park and plays. He still eats the occasional sweet. He didn't eat sweets much even before he got D. He still fights with his brother. He still tortures the cats sometimes.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2006
    [Sugar] Has it really only been 5 months?
    There was one post where I listed Riley's sugars and how bad they were. Now, looking at those sugars I think "What was so bad about them?" Since his basal adjustment yesterday, his highest sugar has been 150. A comment to my post a couple of days ago made me go back and read some of my blog archives. I received a comment from Chris whose 3 1/2 year old was recently diagnosed with D. It just brought back a flood of emotions for me.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2006
    [Sugar] 3 Full Days on the Pump
    His sugars after I posted yesterday ranged from 174-244. She told me to just keep a check on his sugars and call the endo. His sugars during the night were: 186, 130, 110, 204. I spoke with Dr. M this morning and she said that she thought that his sugar would have been fine without the snack and that if I feel the need to feed him tonight, to just give him one cracker instead of two and see how it goes. I faxed all of the sugars to Dr. M and she called me back.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2006
    [Sugar] What did I get us into?
    His sugar was so high and I didn't know how long he'd gone without insulin. Long story short, I kept checking his sugar to make sure it was coming down. Next sugar, 290. The last sugar I checked was 294. Anyway, when he heard Riley's last sugar, he said, "Won't it help his sugar if he goes out and plays?" I'm going to go check his sugar now and see what's going on. I knew that adjusting to the pump would be hard, but I had no idea how hard.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2006
    [Sugar] The first 29 hours
    I had faxed a week's worth of sugars from the pump start so she could look at them and figure out his basals from there. Even if his sugars are a little high, she wants us to wait until the next meal. His first sugar after being connected with insulin was 321. His lunchtime sugar was 210. His pre-supper sugar was 179. His pre-bedtime snack sugar was 272. He had some pasta at supper and I'm thinking maybe that it's still working on his sugars.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2006
    [Sugar] Everything is going well
    I am just amazed at how well his sugars have already evened out. I am anxious to see how his sugars do during the night. Just a quick post to let everyone know that everything is going well with the pump so far. I'll write more tomorrow. PS : Riley gets so excited everytime I bolus him. He just grins and asks, "No shot
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2006
    [Sugar] T minus 1 and counting
    Right now, he usually doesn't get corrections until his sugar is >280 because 1/2 unit insulin drops his sugar so much. I hate having his sugar that high and doing nothing about it. For example, his sugar at bedtime last night was 255. At 3 AM, his sugar was now 275. Not sure why his sugar went up. My husband put the sugar in the pump. His sugar drops about 25 points per hour between 2-8 AM. Tomorrow is the big day and I'm soooooo excited.
  • DANIEL DOO  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2006
    [Sugar] Oh the Drama!!
    But the drama that goes on and how I deal with it would not be good on blood sugar levels. I have come to the conclusion that it is a good thing I am not the one with diabetes. Don't get me wrong, as a parent I would take it in a heartbeat. My lovely 14 year old first born is trying to send me to an early grave. She is smart and capable and somewhere in the past was quite a joy. Now she has
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2006
    [Sugar] One of Those Days
    We checked Riley's sugar a record 17 times yesterday. His sugar at bedtime was 91, not even close to an acceptable range. He ran high all night and woke up with a sugar of 203. His post breakfast sugar was 344. This tiny little dose dropped his sugar down to fifty-freaking-eight. His sugar dropped almost 300 points in an hour and a half. A 1/2 unit of Novo Log usually drops his sugar anywhere from 260-300 points. I'm having one of those days again.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2006
    [Sugar] A pumping we will go
    Riley's sugars have been low, low, low all day. I wore the pump for a whole day. I almost felt a little naked when I took it off. All in all, not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Most of the time, I forgot that I even had it on at all. The endo. suggested that I increase his Lantus from 1 unit to 1 1/2 units. I didn't really think it was necessary, but I did as instructed. We increased it on Saturday. He did OK on it until today.
  • DANIEL DOO  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2006
    [Sugar] What a week
    We had blood sugars through the roof and stuffy heads, runny noses, coughing, you know just the regular old crud. Daniel and my husband were ill this week. It was a long week. I am thankful for the three day weekend to make sure everyone is healthy once again. I have to admit that I am exhausted though. I worked every day this week and was up most of each night doing finger pokes and
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