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By: FatCatAnna

The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes! Whoo! Whoo!

I am a Type 1 diabetic diagnosed back in the early 60's as a child.  I am living in Montreal, Canada and enjoy scribbling about diabetes from time to time. I’ve had my ups / downs just like any person would experience with going through life - diabetic or not.  My motto in life?  Diabetes does not control me – I control it!! 

You can find more posts/discussions at my Facebook page called "The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes" and also on Twitter under the name of FatCatAnna.  Feel free to follow me at both places or send me a private message!


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The joys of having Bowie my CGMS – Chapter 1 - Sep 02
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In a slump and scared - Jul 21
It’s rare for me to compose a #dblog that is not all “chirpy chirpy” … I think the last time I did one that was kind of down was at Diabetes1.org ...
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Surviving the Holocaust with Type 1 diabetes - Mar 27
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Sugar and Your Health - Mar 06
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Eating from the ground - Yuca Fries - Feb 20
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Posted: Oct 31, 2009 15:40
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  • Stress, Stress, and more Stress

    Morning Stress

    My blood sugars the last few days have been abit wacky in the morning as well into the afternoon..  I reached a high of 20 mmol/l the other day, something that occurs once in a blue moon for me, even when I was on multiple doseage injections (MDI).  It was to the point where I wanted to chuck out the insulin pump the other day and go back to 8-10 injections a day!  Then I thought, hang in there, life will get better and you'll be out $7K if you throw out the pump. Sometimes diabetes can take a nose dive and not do what it's supposed to do, and it gets pretty frustrating for us all as we try to maintain blood sugars that aren't dangerously high.

    I think my problem was probably due to stress.  Having been away from home for a whole week, things didn't get done since the Domestic Engineer, moi, was away.  Facing mounds of laundry, housework, along with my going thru' the piles of info I'd collected at the IDF World Diabetes Congress and other work I do I was finding life a bitoverwhelming.  I've not felt this way in along time!

    I was beginning to wonder, should I quit some of my jobs, and just take it easy?  Being the type of person that I am, I resisted the urge to pack it in, and managed to stride on, as we all do, and now with the change of the infusion set, blood sugars appear  to be better, but I think I'll have to be performing some basal tests when I have time.  Actually, I WILL find time (and by putting it in writing to you all I hope to take a breather aka time out), as my health comes first.  Something we diabetics have to think about constantly and can become abit of a pain in the buttocks from time to time, but that is life!

    Another problem I think may have made my blood sugars worse was the area I had my infusion set in.  I've been using my thighs more often, due to the fact, I have lots of places to plunge in the sets, rotating 1" at a time every 3 days.  I think I've now discovered, the closer I get to the inside of my thigh, is perhaps not a good place to infuse!

    Curious - for those of you that are using insulin pumps, how often do you test your basal rates?  When you are having weird blood sugars like I have been experiencing?


     

    Happy Halloween

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO YOU ALL - BE CAREFUL ON THE STREETS TONIGHT

     

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