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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: Apr 10, 2009 12:36
  • A birthday treat gone evil ...

    I think I'm going to be blogging with the word "evil" in the title over the next few days.  Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate is everywhere - cute bunnies are tripping me up (oh wait - those are my cats wanting food ... again).  So what is a gal without a functioning pancreas supposed to do? Run and hide away from the evils of the high sugared treats at this time of the year?  Never - just cope as best as I can do.   Warning - this is a long read!

    It was my birthday yesterday - I don't really make a big thing out of it.  It's just another year gone by since I made my Mum scream with pain as I popped out of her.  I was a 10 lb baby - born at home - and my Mum being a small women - had to deal with my tonnage coming out of her - sorry Mum.  I'm thankful for having good health, a zest for life and a sense of humour. Now, what more can someone want?  Well, I've had this bee in my bonnet lately  - about wanting a birthday treat yesterday at DQ.  I had made up a nice dinner of scallops in a mango/lime/tequila sauce over a bed of pasta / side salad/ glass of wine - fine and dandy - doing alright there.  Then it was off to DQ - something we haven't done in awhile.  They've been advertising on TV an ice cream treat called the Midnight Truffle Blizzard - it requires no description just from the title.  I had a small one - and figured - ahhh - must be about 40g of carbs - so in went the insulin - and in went my spoon into this very SWEET concoction.  I managed to get through it - while a little girl nearby me - literally inhaled a LARGE one like mine! 

    When we got back home - feeling like stuffed pigs, Mike looked up on the Internet as to what the actual carb count was and it was probably somewhere between 80-120 grams of carbs (it's not listed on their website - but we "guesstimated")!!!  I was totally floored - not only by the carbs - but that it basically was about 1/2 the amount of my daily food intake calories wise.  So, with that in mind it explained why my BG was hovering around the 14 mmol/L (252 mg/dL) for the rest of the evening - even with correction bolus(s). Yikeroos!!!

    I woke up in this morning still at the same level .  Therefore, no breakfast, just an espresso with another correction bolus.  Now 3 hours later - I'm back to normal (or am I ??) -  BG is at 4.5 mmol/L (81 mg/dL) - had some food to eat (was abit peckish) - and have now decided next time we will share a Blizzard - in perhaps 2-3 years from now when I feel less bloated.  

    Can't wait for Easter Sunday now ....



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