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Blog: Anna's Blog
Posted: Dec 16, 2009
I've got Baby It's Cold Out There - a classic - playing in the background as I type this out to you. If you want the full effect of my scribbles below, click on the link, and enjoy the soothing voice of Dean Martin.
We're not getting the cold temperatures that Alberta is getting at present (-37C / -35F tonight for some of them - brrhhhh), but here in Montreal we are having unusually cooler temperatures then we usually do that this time of the year. Usually February is when we hit the deep freeze of temperatures like this. Anyone want to buy an island property in the sunny Caribbean with me?
Joking aside, all I know is that tonight, by accident, I left my blood monitor (I use the Freestyle Lite) in the side pocket of my little Smart when I went to see the movie 2012 (excellent movie - despite the critics reviews). When I came outside a few hours later, to make sure I had bolused for the right amount of insulin for the nutritious dinner of "popcorn" - duh - meter not functioning! This has happened to me once before, last year, and you would think I wouldn't do the same thing again! Scream!! At least I remembered what I did last time this happened to me, stuck the little monitor inside of my pants (plush tummy area <lol>). Yuppers, that was the warmest place on me at the time as the theatre for some reason was cold. I was huddled with my down filled jacket on top of me, after pigging out on the popcorn of course!
Fifteen minutes later, the monitor was up and running again, but I seriously have to start bringing a handbag with me (I am not a lover of those things as some of you know), to bring my medical supplies with me, even if it's for a few hours. I must learn to be a real woman!
I know one thing I have to look into getting, is another blood monitor, as I only have the one. That scares me sometimes that my current monitor may go on the fritz, at a time when I can't dash out to purchase another one. Note to self - talk to the pharmacist this week to see how to obtain another one, hopefully for free, since I go thru' an average of 10 strips a day ($1 / strip). I should own stock in Johnson and Johnson!
So, take care and stay warm everyone! Winter is almost here, it starts officially December 21st!!! Ho! Ho! Ho!
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Posted: Jun 11, 2008
NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Relative to their peers without type 1 diabetes, patients who are diagnosed with the disease in young adulthood are at greater risk for death than those diagnosed in childhood.
So, dear diabetics, if you were diagnosed at age 0-15 think you are the lucky ones. Those, who were in their 15-26 - should know that there is a curse on you, which is called diabetes research! :)
It's so funny how the scientists always try to subdivide all the people into the categories. Imagine a conversation between two friends who have diabetes: "I was diagnosed at age 8, What about you?" - "I was 17, although seems like I could have had the disease for a while without knowing about it" - "So maybe we should stop being friends as I do not want to hang out with a cursed person".
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