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Posted: May 10, 2013
Well, it's that time of the year again kiddies. Karen Graffeo from Bitter Sweet Diabetes is at the helm again for the blogging event of the year from May 13th to the 19th. Come one - come all - give the wheel a spin in the diabetes carnival of life! What have you got to lose except maybe a few molars if you purchase a sticky candy apple?
Everyday, those of you who want to participate in it (you can sign up here) - are given a list of topics to write about - along with a wild card or two if you are stumped (trust me - even I get bloggers block sometimes when it comes to diabetes). Because you can see the list of topics already - you can get a start on it now (which I'm hoping to do this weekend) - since we're going to be blogging EVERY DAY - SEVEN DAYS!!! Trust me - don't be put off by this - it can be done - whether you've blogged before or not - give it a whirl!
I'll be posting my blogs for that week at The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes - so come check out what comes out of my head. Since I'm in a carnival mood right now with the spinning of the wheel - who knows what will come out of my sausage like fingers tips across your screen!! Hopefully you will amaze me with whatever comes up in your mind as well.
Remember, if you want a quick way to blog - you can easily set up an a/c here at Diabetes1.org - easily done with your Facebook a/c and get cracking with blogging.
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Posted: May 15, 2011
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Posted: May 9, 2011
I’m one of many folks that are taking part in the 2nd Annual D-Blog Week that Karen Graffeo at Bitter Sweet is so kindly hosting on her website this week. If you haven’t heard of it – check it out - see what we’re all doing – and perhaps get involved – come on don’t be shy!
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Posted: May 10, 2010
Well, I've been doing this for the past 43 years since I was diagnosed at the age of 7. Diabetes is part of me. I sometimes used to think of myself as a character in Eraserhead - a cult classic David Lynch film from the 70's. The things some of us PWD's (People with Diabetes) do to cope with living with this disease can have it humouristic/horror moments at times.
My day usually starts off with - "do I really have to get up?". Generally the cats are leaping around the room, due to being starved since they were last fed by their other slave, Mike (my main squeeze) at the ungodly hour of 4:30 when he gets up. By 8:00 they are skin and bone. If it's a good day for me, my BG (blood glucose) usually is around 5 mmol/l (90 mg/dl) - and I trot off to the kitchen for my regular double espresso with sugar (raw) and cream and if I can put some food into me - then toast / spread with whatever I have a hankering for. I've never been a big breakfast eater (and this seems common amongst some of my PWD mates).
Of course, inbetween this, I've injected myself with some NovoRapid for breakfast and/or correction, taken some Lantus (take this every 12 hours). I'm presently on a break from Salvador Dali (Animas 2020) - for the "scientific world" - or that's what I keep on telling myself since I do miss my pump, but not the tubing bit
Then it's off to work I go, either here in my home office in the dungeon or off to one of my "lick out toilet bowl" clients - aka housecleaning. Good exercise, despite the enhaling of some of their cleaning products, but I've made them change what they use over the years to more environmental products.
Inbetween I'm randomly checking my BG's every few hours. Take for instance, right now, it's 12:45. My BG reading is 3.8 mmol/l (69 mg/dl). This is actually turning out to be a pretty good day for my BG's with MDI (multiple doseage injections). Almost as good as the pump, but A1C in July will reveal the truth of course if pump is better then MDI.
So, basically, this is my typical day. Testing, dart practising on my body to keep my BG's at an even keel. Like many other PWD's that will be writing today, we do it all without much thinking. It's just what we have to do to stay ahead of the game.
I have to admit from time to time I've wondered "what would it be like to not be a diabetic for a day?". For diabetics like myself who have lived with it all our life, we don't really know what it's like to start a day off without having to think about our diabetes. Would it be any different then what our life is like today?
Questions, questions, questions! Off to make some tea, and have a bite to eat and contemplate this big blue marble of ours.
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Posted: May 10, 2010
Well, I'm one of about 130 PWD (people with diabetes) bloggers that are particpating in Karen's project at her website Bitter-Sweet (appropriate name for what we go through - don't you think?). I'm abit late in the game as I don't Twitter as much as I'd like to and only noticed this today when I went online. I saw a few people putting #DiabetesBlogWeek in their Tweet's and I discovered what it was all about. I wrote to Karen saying I wish I'd known earlier, and that I had a few nonUS friends who blog that I thought might be interested at contributing to her cause. Karen tweeted back to me saying "You can still join #DiabetesBlogWeek if you want to - it's not too late! Just let me know and I'll add you to the list. :)".
So, come on, what are you (we/I) waiting for - let's all get blogging. Never blogged before? It's simple, just let your thoughts flow out of your fingertips. Check out Karen's simple instructions at her website in the link I've posted above.
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