before I start on my latest bit of dribble to you - the good news on my insulin
pump with the delivery message on the weekend - has all been sorted out. Animas
was very surprised that there had been no help for me when I called (they have taken
note of what happened). They were even more surprised I was able to sort
through the problem on my own - since usually it is a problem that must be dealt
with through their tech department. They told me I should apply for a job
at Animas here in Canada. I may just do that - but
now that I'm starting on another adventure in my “Jill of All Trades "
type of work I do - I'm wondering .... "How many jobs can a person
have?". I do love a challenge though - makes life more interesting -
and keeps me on my toes.
adventure in life is going to start next Monday - working in a quaint little
cafe in the village of Pointe Claire here in Quebec a few days a week - called Cafe
Marmelade. The owner, Eleanor Arless, a Type 1 diabetic like myself, offered me
a job the other day when I brought a friend in for a coffee and nibbles.
I am so excited since I love to bake and create healthy wholesome food for my family and friends. Now I can learn off of a pro - since she beats me hands down with her tasty breads and sweet baked treats (have sampled a few)!
working there - I'm going to be helping Eleanor with learning how to carb count
- so she doesn't experience all the ups and downs she's been having with her
BG's (not fun if you're wielding a sharp knife at the time). She
isn't very aware of how much insulin she requires for the amount of food she
eats which I can relate to. About 5 years ago - I started to figure out
how much insulin I required to shoot up with in order to cover the food I was
eating. Now with the pump - because it's a more precise way of giving
insulin - I had to tweak my skills of carb counting a little bit more. Along with the handy programming that I have
set up in the pump I’m all set. Remember
though you are still the brains behind what amount of insulin goes into your
body with the pump – it only “suggests”. It was abit annoying in the
beginning having to know the "exact" amount of carbs I was going to inhale
- but in doing so - it's helped me to have fewer lows - and not do the roller
coasters ride of shooting up high.
Eleanor has recommended to me - for treating hypos - is to mix maple syrup with
some water. She vouches that it doesn't rebound afterwards shooting her BG up high.
I'm going to give this a try next time I have a hypo here at home (who carries
a jug of maple syrup with them in their purse?). I may have to buy maple
syrup from her since it's a wee bit expensive due to supply and demand.