Thank you, all of you. It’s very comforting to know that you all cared to reply to my little blurb. And your suggestions were wonderful. No, I don’t go to school anymore, I graduated a year early. Yep, home schooler here. Yes, I do have an Endocrinologist, and a very good one at that. She’s very well at her job and keeping me in line. I have a hard time listening, though. You know, Jenny, I haven’t thought about changing insulin. I take Humalog, an go through about six bottles a month because of these sugars. I’m not overweight nor underweight, so that really isn’t the problem. And I do see lower numbers on the days I cut back on carbs, I’ve gotten into habit of eating only once to three times a day, other than tiny snacks here and there.
Dawn- The eye thing is scary, especially being as young as I am. I’m barely getting into college and thinking that I might be going blind is frustrating. I know it doesn’t just, happen, but it does happen slowly. I am planning on going to my Eye Doctor in January when my Fathers Insurance takes affect again.
Marie B- Thanks for the suggestion. I have a hard time remembering to change my site often enough. I always end up using the left or right side of my hip. Bad habit, but it’s more comfortable. Perhaps I’ll be using my stomach more often.
Saundra- Keeping a log book of everything is a good idea. I do it ever so ‘once in a blue moon’, it’s very hard to remember to do so when I’m doing my school, taking care of my horses and dealing with the soon to be Adult life of mine. Haha.
Melissa- I know exactly how you feel. My odd sugars have been blamed on the same things, even my Doctor told me that ‘it’s just the nature of the Disease,’ and that my case is just a little tougher than most. I’ve developed some insulin resistance so I take even more insulin… And yes, I have a bad habit of ‘Blind Bolusing’ (by the way, the term is perfect, opened my eyes a little,), I’ll test as soon as I get up and by time night-time comes, I realise I only tested twice in one day. I do get exersize, not enough as I would hope to get but enough to stay in shape. Probably about 1-5 hours a week maybe? The alarms help but I tend to just ignore them. Very bad me, I need a horse to kick me in the rear end before I actually sit down and take care of what I’m supposed too.
Renee- Perhaps I do need to pick up the exersize a bit more, haha. I tend to go outside a lot, and horseback riding helps. For the more boring days, ‘Wii Fit,’ is a lot of fun.
Jonathan- I do talk with my Doctor and go to my CDE at least once or twice a year. I was in DKA while diagnosed, and always have Keto-stix on hand, although I have a bad memory of actually using them when I should. Yes, most people have bad habits of not keeping up with the Logs, but… I have a bad habit of never keeping up with my Logbook…
Again, thank you all for being so kind and understanding. I know I’m still fairly young (only 17), and have a whole life ahead of me and whatnot as people tell me, it’s scary to see a friend of my mothers (whose only 36), and was born with Type 1, who’s on Dialysis, it looks painful and… More needles!? What the hell?? We should just become the new test dolls for shots. Walk into the hospital and offer our arms up for ‘shot’ rent. I bet the Doctors would have a hay day. Again, thank you all so much. I’m going to show my Mother all of what you said and when I go see my Doctor in January, I’m going to be bringing a pad full of things, and a pen to write more down. She won’t know what’s coming to her! I’ll be in there for hours. My poor Doctor. Haha.