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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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Posted: Mar 22, 2010 14:30
  • When you see food but can't get to it ...

    Okay - this is a silly blog - I will eventually get around to writing what did occur in the research discussions at the JDRF Research Symposium on Sunday afternoon - but I had a slight problem with a low blood sugar when I was there.  Luckily, it was near the end, but still, I knew that I needed some sort of food in me, as I hadn't eaten since 09h00 that morning.

    Since that hypo (it's not good to go without food for awhile as a diabetic) - I'm now battling high blood sugars of all things.  Rebound - joy of all joys.  I'm hovering around 9 mmol/l | 162 mg/dl today - even with corrections - not coming down.  Have now just injected with insulin rather then use my pump, to be on the safe side.  Life is such a roller coaster ride sometimes with this disease!

    Anyway, read what I just sent to JDRF in Montreal - hopefully they humour me (if they don't read English very well - it maybe lost on them) - and maybe follow thru' next year - if they reply - I'll add it on later <lol> ....

    From: FatCatAnna
    To: JDRF Montreal
    Sent: Mon, March 22, 2010 2:06:45 PM
    Subject: Congratulations on the great JDRF symposium on Sunday in Montreal

    Only problem due to lack of food (didn't pack any with me) - caused me to go low (hypo) near the end of the 4 hour symposium (I had failed to pack food, as I knew you had some nibbles during the intermission).  I was wondering - maybe next year - could you let the nondiabetics wait awhile to let WE the diabetics graze abit (envisioning a stampede in my mind here if we are all suffering from a hypo <lol>)?  I gave up trying to get into the long line up, as I was trying to gather info to share with others in my blog at Diabetes1.org as well as in various diabetic forums I post at.  Not sure if people would have understood my glazed look in my eyes of "I need food" - but I guess I should have tried.

    Yes, incase you are wondering, I did have Dex4 with me (and along with the company promoting the product at the Symposium I could have obtained more - but again - long line up if I'd really needed it).  I just don't like to use "empty sugar" if I don't have to and especially when there was bountiful food on the tables to help bring my blood sugar up.

    Maybe this is something you could take into consideration for next year for some of  the diabetics that do attend and might be in my situation? Next year my husband says he'll come with me - so he can wait in line while I schmooze with all the various diabetic oriented companies that sponsor the event.

    Here's to a cure for diabetes in the very near future!

    Anna Kiff aka FatCatAnna

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