Good morning Diabete-Nam!
waking bs: 258 (actually, i had one cup of coffee b/4 I tested)
I am making the bloody egg. I am enjoying them “soft-boiled.” I’ll get the timing down. [almost!]
I am an adult who’s been out of school for 20 years and now has to do diabetes homework. At first, I thought it was kinda funny. For the first time in my life, I am in charge of how much medicine I take — in conjunction with The Russ Berrie Center (“Who will kick you out if you don’t do as you’re told!” said the nurse who taught me about D Gear in the hospital in 2006.) Yes, Ma’am. I shoot as instructed.
I took to the needles with no qualms, probably b/c: a) I’m an adult and needles don’t “hurt”, and b) I’ve been getting TSH (thyroid) bloodtests all my life. They used the big needles back in the eighties - in veins! Sticking a short needle in my bum – no problem!
Bernie (my portrait artist) just called and he scared me about my feet. I am going to see the D Nutritionist tomorrow. My last A1C was 9.2 one month ago. I am failing diabetes school or skipping class and/or not always doing as I’m told. Rebellious old Juvenile!
The folks at the Russ Berrie Center are very nice to me, btw, despite the warnings of the hospital nurse. (Who also gave me my first meter like I was lucky to get her “gift”. I have three now. I have never paid for one. She was some kind of nut, that nurse, but thorough and kind.)
I am a LADA. I am an old lady who went from “good girl” with a 6 A1C six months after my dx to a 12 A1C in a year. I quickly grew from a child to rebellious teenager.
Stop scaring me about my feet! No way, José. I will not surrender my feet.
I have one month of D-homework sheets filled out. I am ready for my “examination”.
I just ate my 2 eggs, a hotdog, raw baby carrot mush. I will take 7 units - 5 to cover the morning high(ish) and 3 to cover the coffee and carrots. I’m always high in the morning. Sometimes in the 300’s.
I felt “low” the other day at 131bs. Huh? that was weird. Added “events” to diabetes homework pages.
I take less lantus than I probably should, but I live alone.
Best physical therapy for a D who can’t run? swimming and yoga (thankfully I was already well trained in both!) And walking, of course.
I am going to fail the no-smoking category. Please don’t yell at me:)
Thank you, my Lord Jesus. Thank you. I am grateful.
[Edit, Sat. 5.30.09] And I passed the test. Could look at the plastic fruit and declare the carb count. A+ on knowledge. C- on control. Sounds about right. I got good grades in school even though I wasn’t always that well behaved!