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The Big Blue Test - You Can Do It

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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: Nov 3, 2013 15:18
  • The Big Blue Test - You Can Do It

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    I'm kind of feeling abit down.  After my endo appointment earlier in the week - with the weight issue (I wasn't surprised by that - but still brought back memories from my younger days at home).  I really wanted to start getting more active - with taking part in the #BigBlueTest that runs until November 14th which is World Diabetes Day (#WDD).  Each time you post your results for the #BigBlueTest you trigger a donation on your behalf to nonprofit groups that are providing life-saving supplies/services/education to people with diabetes in need - it's that easy (and no - you don't have to fork out any monies to do this).

    You simply log the info requested with your pre-exercse #bgnow (blood sugar or BG) - exercise - then retake your BG.  It's that easy!!  You can even post the results if you link up via your Facebook/Twitter or Instagram account.

    Easy - or it should be if you're not having a low when you go to test.  I'm finding it abit difficult due to my BG's misbehaving when I WANT to exercise.  I don't have time to wait for my body to play catch up with what my brain wants to do.  It's soooo darn frustrating!!!  This doesn't only occur with exercise in many of us - but just normal every day routines like going shopping, fill in the blank here.  If you're going low - you can't function normally - it's like you're DRUNK!

    It's like I know - I shouldn't have started my exercise (I actually did less today due to going low - along with lower speed) - but waaahhhh - after my parents statement to me after they'd read my blog about my weight - they still don't quite understand diabetes - and why we aim to have tighter control of our health.  I don't manipulate my insulin for my food intake - it's the total opposite.  SCCRRREEEAAAMMMM (feeling like a teenager again at home here ).


    This is where diabetes comes into play for many of us - either starting low (I like to aim between 00-200 mg/dl or 5.5-11 mmol/l) - or you're going along fine - and then BANG - you're going low (hopefully you aren't hypo unaware).  I've had suggestions of what to do - which I've tried (today I lowered my basal rate on my insulin pump by 50%).  I know I shouldn't have done the exercise at the BG reading I had of 4.7/85 - but I did.

    Anyway, this has probably all come across wrong - just with my parents comment above it really urked me (weight has always been a big issue with them) - I just felt like such a failure - and even after the #BigBlueTest is over - I want to continue in being more active (like I haven't written about this before). 

    Tomorrow is Another Day - Scarlett O'Hara

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