The goal of this discussion is to collect in one place some gems -- pithy quotations about living with diabetes that say it like it is. I'll kick things off with some excerpts from Riva Greenberg's…Continue
Bob Dornhecker is a 75 year Joslin medalist, one of only about 60 or so in the world. He lives at the retirement village in our town of 15,000 in the center of the Willamette Valley. He was recently featured in our local newspaper, on the occasion of being awarded his 75 year medal. I've wanted to meet him for some time.
Bob is presently 86. He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 11. To give you a sense of how long ago that was, insulin had only been available for about 10 years or…Continue
When I have total control of meals and timing, i.e., at home, I use Regular insulin because it matches the protein part of the meal most closely. It works great for the first 3 or 4 hours after a meal, then it tails off and I get a mild rise -- 20 points or so, no more (usually). So today I bolused the same as usual, but two hours later took one extra unit to extend the tail a little. We'll see what happens.
Feeling shaky. Summerfest opened today (sort of our town's local equivalent of a county fair). So of course I ate too much of the wrong stuff and spiked 'way high. Then overcorrected a bit and went low -- not severely, not to the scary point, but enough that I had to quick eat some carbs, then some more, then a little more. Still in the low 70's. Back home now and monitoring so this won't get out of control, but it's still unpleasant. That old seesaw we all know so well. Sigh. Fortunately…Continue