»  Community
 »  Blogs
Anna's Blog

Day 2 - Making the low go

Anna's Blog
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!

<< May 2010 >>
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31

 Blog Entries
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: May 11, 2010 10:57
  • 1 Comment.
  • Day 2 - Making the low go

    I guess you would say that I've got a horse shoe up my ass as far as hypos or lows go.  As a child I was probably running in the medium / high range for blood sugars (BG's) since in those days generally we only injected once a day with a long acting insulin.  No fancy stuff like today with basal (Lantus/Levemir) or bolus (NovoRapid/Apidra).  Also, A1C's weren't available to the general public until the late 70's and urine testing at home was the only way to see how you were doing (depending on how long that urine had been sitting in your  bladder <lol> ).  Having low BG's really only started to effect me when I entered into my 30's  and I decided to become  more tightly controlled with MDI (multiple doseage injections)  with testing my BG's more frequently.
    My Mum used to pack Sunmaid raisins into my school bag for those times when I might need a low.  I still love those today, but I try to be careful when I am having a low, that I don't eat too many!  I'll have a few nuts / cheese afterwards to offset all the sweetness and hopefully cause less tooth decay.

    My other favourite treat when I'm low as a child was Life-Savers.  We all know 4 of those sweet little candies equals 15 carbs but the only problem with these, it is hard to stop at just 4!  The next colour could be my favourite flavour (green). Shovel, shovel, shovel!!!  Rebound later on :(

    Life Savers

    Urrrhhh!!! Now you see why I detest hypos along with leaving you like a limp noodle.  I really don't have any favourite type of food to deal with them - Dex4 is pretty well what I carry with me all the time or a juice box.  I just don't like being low, plain and simple, I'm not myself and it's a fight to struggle back to normal.  Also, to have a bad low, and being semi-comotose  at the same time  I   don't usually recall what the heck I'm eating.  Ugh!
    Comments (1):
    Sort By
  • Add Comment

  • By: : May, 12, 2010 15:19 PM
    I use Dex4 too but I think I will try lifesavers.

    #DiabetesBlogWeek (1) diabetesblogweek (1) MDI (1) decay (1) tooth (1) raisins (1) BG (1) blood sugar (1) low (1) hypos (1) urine testing (1) Levemir (1) Lantus (1) Apidra (1) NovoRapid (1) Dex4 (1) Life Saver (1)

    Related posts:

    Keeping track  |  My 13 year old self describing her DKA in the 70's  |  Twist and Shout – Sleep Apnoea  |  Jenna and The Hypo Fairy  |  Questioned by my pharmacist on my insulin regime  |  When You're Hot, You're Hot  |  My First Night with Dexcom G4 CGMS  |  Carb Counting  |  Home Stretch  |  Using NPH insulin as a Basal Insulin SAFELY!
  • Previous Blog Post
  • Next Blog Post
  • Your Physical Active Part 4
    Exercise Safety-Treatment Plan: Physical Activity
    How to stay safe when exercising ...
    more more Featured Videos
    Cost Savings Tool
    Do you know the annual cost of managing your diabetes? Would you like to find ways to reduce your costs? Calculate your total budget and identify ways to save money. You can do this in just a few minutes by entering facts about the products you use. This quick analysis will provide you with a comprehensive overview of both spending and potential savings.

    Cost Savings Tool
    Monitor Comparison Tools
    Blood glucose monitors offer an easy way to test your blood sugar at home or on the go. Use this comparison tool as a guide to learn more about the features and benefits of your current monitor or to find a new one.
    Handheld Monitor Comparison
    Continuous Glucose Monitor Comparison
    Advanced BMI Calculator
    Ever wonder if you are at a healthy weight? Then enter your height and weight in our advanced Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator. This tool provides you with two important numbers reflecting the estimated impact of your present body weight and shape upon your overall health.
    Advanced BMI Calculator
    more Care Tools
    Home | About Us | Press | Make a Suggestion | Content Syndication | Terms of Service | Editorial Policy | Privacy Policy
    Last updated: May 25, 2022  © 2022 Body1 All rights reserved.