Happy Holidays!

We are having a great holiday season, with a white Christmas included! I unfortunately had a migraine on Christmas day- but, didn’t let it keep me from visiting family and friends ALL day! I’m still recovering and haven’t had any completely obscene blood sugars- ranging from around the mid-50s (over bolus) to the mid-200s (faulty insertion site, dang it!) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you from Pumpgirl and family!

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And the hits just keep on coming

Had my Endo appointment yesterday- numbers were good! A1c of 6.2! And then the bad news- blood work came back consistent with PCOS. Not surprised at all, just a little heartbroken. Right when you think it’s all under control…

My diabetic excuse…

I have learned that I try and blame EVERYTHING on diabetes.  If I feel nauseated, I check my sugar.  If I have a headache, I check my sugar.  If that I just feel weird- I check my- well, you get the point. So, whenever things are normal on the diabetes front, I go straight into panic mode- thinking that the domino effect that diabetes can cause on your health has begun to happen.  So, long story short, I will always be effected by my diabetes- even if I am completely controlled and healthy.  It’s in the back of my mind that it is likely my eyesight keeps worsening, my energy is fading, and my patience is gone- all because of this disease.  So, as much as I would like to say that my diabetes is “controlled”- in all honesty, it DOES control me.  If it didn’t, I would have more peace of mind, a lighter purse, and at least one room free of rogue used test strips.  🙂

HaHaHaHa….er….ha?!

Uh oh…

I’m not getting sick.  I’m Not getting sick.  I’m NOT getting sick. I’m achy… my bgnow is 165… Oh Crap.

Christmas just MAY be worse than Halloween :) (for a Diabetic, that is)


Candy canes, red velvet cake, hot chocolate, and fudge… weeks of treats and candies, snacks and desserts… my A1c will be a little higher this checkup 😦  It is so hard for me to control myself on a normal day- and then comes Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years… consecutively.  So, here’s to you, Purple Paradigm- you help me to enjoy these holidays as a “somewhat” normal person 😉

Oh, Amazon, you make Christmas complete

I love Amazon.  It’s so exciting to open the front door and see a brown box sitting there- and knowing that it isn’t filled with durable medical equipment.  I love shopping online, not having to worry about the open wounds from finger pricks becoming germ-magnets in public or that person behind you in line that likes to stand a little to close to MY PERSONAL SPACE.  So, I have found that Amazon is the best friend I never had.  I don’t have to speak to anyone, can shop at 3am if I feel like it, and can find some of the most obscure “accoutrements.”  AND, if I have a low moment, I can run to my kitchen- instead of looking like a some drugged crazy person that has the munchies and is walking through the local Wal-Mart, candy bar in one hand, pump in the other, digging through my purse to find my meter so that I can publicly bleed onto a test strip- all while making my way to the toy section that my eyes can’t even focus on- so that the kids will SHUT UP. (read: patiently wait while Mommy gets her body under control.)  SO, yes, online shopping- Love it.

On the diabetes front, had a low of 38 the other night.  You know you’re diabetic when you tell your 5 year old to “go get Dad”- and yells “MOM NEEDS YOU!!! HER BLOOD’S LOW!!!” But thank God he knows what to do.  I don’t hide any of my diabetes issues from the kids- from insertion sets to finger sticks, they’ve seen it all.  I pray that they will always be watching, and never having to deal with this themselves.  My son loves seeing it all go down, my daughter is preteen and could care less.  Granted, it does feel nice to have that little boy lay his head on me and say “it’s okay Mommy, it doesn’t hurt long”.   You never know- their awareness now may mean my lifesavers later.

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