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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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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: Oct 21, 2008 15:30
  • Flying high and I'm afraid of heights

    FrownUgh -  blood sugars are high today and now I’m wishing I got a prescription from my endo last week for testing ketones.  I don’t have days like this too often with blood sugars being high like this without some sort of explanation, e.g. ate more then I should – and didn’t bolus enough for the carb count.   Actually this is the first time for  me since going onto the insulin pump a year ago that I’m experiencing this – and it’s not because of menstruating which sometimes does effect my BG’s – and I adjust my basal rate for that by increasing it.  


    No, today I am not able to get my BG’s down – they are just going up.  I noticed something was up yesterday which I thought was more with the stress of going downtown for my final check up for the nip ‘n tuck done after my mastectomy a few years ago (yes – I’m back to center fold Winkmodeling again …. NOT).  I am not a lover of going downtown – despite my parking my car on the outskirts and taking the metro in.  I just don’t like the traffic as you get closer to the city core – period.  Along with that little bit of stress, sitting over 2 hours in the waiting room to see the surgeon – I hate that as I’m sure you do as well.  Why do they always have magazines that are 2-3 years old?  Anyway, stress combined with sitting (though I had a good walk afterwards since it was a beautiful day here in Montreal) – does not make Anna a happy gal .  


    Later when I got home – which was close to dinner time –BG was going up from my last test (17!!!).  I injected rather then using the pump to bring things down – and when I hit the pillow for noddy nod land my BG was at 6.8 which I was fine with – then upon awakening – it was ... 15.6!!!  What the “insert your choice of bad words here” is causing this"?!?  Infusion site looked fine – only changed it 2 days ago – but maybe these problems are due to using an infusion set that has a 30 degree angle plus it uses an automatic gizmo to insert it into the skin.  I generally do it manually with a 45 degree angle infusion set, but since I’m running low on those I’m resorting to the Inset 30 until I can order up new supplies in a few weeks.  I injected a BG correction at that point and proceeded to put in a new infusion set on another part of my body.  The result now is that I’m even higher then I was this morning – as I write this it’s 16.4.  I’m to the point of going to one of the diabetic forums I use and asking for help.  They’re usually pretty quick at helping, but I’m stubborn and will hold out until I think of something else I may have overlooked (insulin has gone bad – Venus is moving over Mars???).  My main thing right now – I want to eat – I am VERY hungry – but at a BG rate like this – it’s not considered a good thing to do.  Water tastes so yummy doesn’t it? Smile  I cheat by adding one of those low cal flavour packets so I drink it.


    So, this is how my day is going – inbetween catching up with housework – bopping to good tunes – I’m a high flying gal today with her BG’s.  Have you had similar days to this – and how do you handle it – whether you are MDI or on the pump?  Tell me – please – I feel so alone!!!

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