Dear Pancreas:

Contrary to popular belief, I have not been destroyed by your minions. This battle isn't over yet.


Friday, April 15, 2011

Dear Basal Rate:

Today we will try 20% less of you for 9 hours while helping with baby sitting and various housework.  Since interacting with my nephew last night for just a little bit, and ending up at 45, we will attempt to prevent this disaster today.

Experiment In Progress,

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dear Blood Sugar:

I was just shopping for a shirt today, because even a Beta Cell needs to dress for success, and you proceed to drop to 65 upon my return home.

Why Einstein didn't come up with a mathematical formula to solve the mixture of blood sugar and exercise (even shopping), is beyond me...

Grumpy in Michigan,

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Show Down With The Endo

Dear Endo:

I have actually prepared a decent amount of possible useful information for our meeting today. I have prepared:

  • My CGM sensor information, printed IN COLOR for your enjoyment
  • Your evil paper log sheet that doesn't show anything except blood sugars
  • My Insulin Pump Journal - complete with actually writing down what I ate 
  • My own little graph of my blood sugars, because even though my CGM provides fancy, complicated data, I just want to see the basics
Now then... will my lab results actually be there on time?  One can only hope.

I suppose I better spruce up so I look semi-presentable for my show down.

Yours in Kindness,

Monday, April 11, 2011

April 11, 2011

Dear Carb Posse:

I have conspired forces with Office Max and a handy dandy ADA book on carbohydrate counting, and have formed a collection of laminated common carb items to keep on a ring for spur of the moment carb battles. even can fit in my smallest satchel.

Till We Meet Again,