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Saw my primary today. Got gently scolded for not seeing him sooner (it's been more than 6 months). Hba1c is best ever at 5.0, and no significant lows since I shifted from Humalin-N to Levemir, and no unexplainable highs on Novorapid. Have lost 3 kg…Continue
So far, my list includes: - insulin doses out of balance with carbohydrate intake - very low carb intake, skipped meals, fasts (with no dose) - increased activity in the absence of elevated adrenaline - ambient heat: hot weather, hot shower, sauna,…Continue
I've learned that my diabetic supplies and necessities include glucometer and extra test strips, insulin pen and extra needles (how many), emergency candy/snacks, alcohol wipes. Am I forgetting something? I'm still learning.It's not always easy to…Continue
I would like to eat low carb because the laws of small numbers make sense. (Although, the dietitian, and even the CDE would both like for me to eat more carbs. If I eat the way I like to, I would use 1/2 unit to 1.5 unit Novolog for about 10 to…Continue
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After two trips to the e.r., one trip to the doctor's office where I flat out told my doctor to admit me, they finally discovered what has been making me throw up so much this year. I thought I had 3 bouts of the stomach flu but after this last admission and the nausea meds not working they decided to do some tests. After an upper GI that showed food in my stomach after fasting for 12 hours they did a gastric emptying study and discovered I don't digest my food. So now I deal with neuropathy…Continue
I think I found a new primary doctor that I will enjoy working with. My old primary just up and left without letting her patients know. I made an appointment with her replacement and went in to see her today. Once I checked in I was informed that this new doctor was not coming in today and I would be seeing someone else. This office is not earning my respect at this moment, but all I need is a referral to an endocrinologist, so I don't care who I see today.
I finally get called back…Continue
Things only a diabetic knows
There is a great little graphic floating around from Healthline.com titled the 29 things only a diabetic knows. I laughed so hard as I read it I nearly cried. I hope you go check it out at:…
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