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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
 Okay, for those of you who have never read my #dblogs before, I give names to all my little gizmos that I use for controlling my diabetes.  What we have today, ...
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 ...
Surviving the Holocaust with Type 1 diabetes - Mar 27
  " To the best of my knowledge, I am the only diabetic who survived years of imprisonment in German concentration camps. This is my story "   The above words ...
Sugar and Your Health - Mar 06
The other day I emptied out a 4 kg (about 10 lbs) of white sugar that I had dated a year ago when I opened it.  I use white sugar purely for cooking (I make my own ...
Eating from the ground - Yuca Fries - Feb 20
I am home now from a working holiday, in the Bahamas and Miami.  Despite the weather being abit cooler then normal (they only get 2 weeks of winter - we were there in ...
Posted: Feb 11, 2009 22:48
  • Airing out the house ...

    Well, from one day being -10C (14F) - and the next day to 7C (45F) - what is a gal to do but .... OPEN UP ALL THE WINDOWS IN THE HOUSE - then trudge up and down the stairs to bring buckets of water outside to wash her car!  My little Smart doesn't take much water / time to wash - so bing, bang, boom - it's now looking new and shiny - no salt on it - no road dirt.  Ahhhh, and here I was yesterday thinking I was wanting to book an inexpensive holiday away south - if and when a bag of money hit my doorstep.  Unfortunately, I do not buy lottery tickets, or gamble - well - I do gamble - but with life - we all do - but that is beside the point.

    Anyway, after the car was taken care of inside and out - I tackled the iced up driveway - 23m (about 75') and think I have done my exercise for the day.  My heart is beating away comfortably; I feel alive and am hoping to nip back outside again for a few more hours before the sun goes down and attack the ice on the driveway.  At least the days are getting longer - and we only have about 5 weeks of winter according to Wiarton Willie the Groundhog (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/02/02/f-groundhog-day.html).

    I think though that I should go and nibble on abit of food now - since I'm feeling a tad peckish with all this fresh air (and today here in Montreal there is a smog warning alert - so not sure how "fresh" it is - and that explains my dull headache today).  Before I started on my outdoor adventure my BG was at 4.5 mmol/l (81 mg/l) - so I just now tested it on my forearm and I'm a 5.4 mmol/l (97 mg/l) - which is pretty good to me.  I had to test on my forearm instead of my fingers because the car detergent and water dried my hands out so much - the blood would have absorbed into the skin as moisturizer instead of being sucked up on my BG test strip. I use a Freestyle Lite incase you're wondering.

    Okay - off I go to nibble on food (I know I keep on saying I'm off to eat - I'm a procrastinator) - and wait for the rain to come as there's a rainfall warning in effect for Thursday - so it's going to be a messy day on the roads tomorrow here in my neck of the woods.  How are you all fairing out where you live?

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