Kristen W
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  • Stillwater, MN
  • United States
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"Hey Kristen - thanks for adding me as your friend. That is so amazing that you used yourself as a guineau pig for vampire testing! I've had a few friends that will let me test their blood sugars - and they don't like it - and that's…"
Aug 21, 2009

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Date diagnosed
December 11, 2008
Type of treatment/devices you use
Tell us more about you (optional)
I'm the mom of a teenage daughter with type 1 (diagnosed at age 12).

Kristen W's Blog

5:15 pm BS Test Day (without diabetes)

Posted on February 9, 2009 at 3:25pm 1 Comment

1:15-2 pm: Went to the gym; drank Vitamin Water during workout

2:30 pm: BS 168

3:05 pm: Lunch (a little on the late side, frozen Lean Cuisine meal, carrots w/peanut butter)

4:00 pm: BS 162

5:25 pm: BS 113

The first finger I stuck this morning to check BS still hurts (pinky of my left hand), the rest are finally feeling ok.

What else have I learned?

1) I find myself continually thinking about what/when to eat.

2) I'm definitely not eating… Continue

12:45 pm BS Test Day (without diabetes)

Posted on February 9, 2009 at 10:58am 5 Comments

9:20 am: Coffee with milk

10:45 am: BS 97

11:00 am: egg sandwich with cheese

12:20 pm: BS 114

Thanks for the tip about warming my fingers before the using the meter. I forgot about that from our diabetes ed classes and it does help a little.

Let's see...I've tested my sugar four times so far today, used a different finger each time, and now have four fingertips that definitely feel tingly and a little sore.

What I've learned so far:

1)… Continue

8:45 am BS Test Day (without diabetes)

Posted on February 9, 2009 at 6:30am 0 Comments

7:30am Glass of orange juice
8:45 am BS 125
Another finger is now tingling from the lancet. I think the worst part is anticipating the poke and knowing you have to push the button.

7am BS Test Day (without diabetes)

Posted on February 9, 2009 at 6:14am 1 Comment

My daughter (Type 1, diagnosed Dec. '08) and I were chatting last night, and she offhandedly mentioned she'd like to see a whole day of BS tests for someone without diabetes. So here I am. In addition to the data she's looking for, I thought it would be a good way to walk in her shoes for a day.

No meal
BS 119
Ouch - that lancet kind of hurts even when it's only on 3. My finger still stings 45 minutes later.

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At 8:32am on August 21, 2009, FatCatAnna said…
Hey Kristen - thanks for adding me as your friend. That is so amazing that you used yourself as a guineau pig for vampire testing! I've had a few friends that will let me test their blood sugars - and they don't like it - and that's just ONE test. BTW, if you test on the sides of your fingers - rather then the fatty areas (I have porky fingers - wrote a blog about that one ) - you'll hit less nerves that make you go OUCH!!!
At 11:17am on February 9, 2009, Leah said…
I think it is cool that you go through a day of checking your sugars! So many people see it and say they couldn't do it, but you don't realize how much is sucks until you actually experience it. Go you!

ps - I am jealous of your numbers. :-)
At 7:50am on February 9, 2009, Kelly Rawlings said…
Love this blog topic! Thanks for trying to walk in our shoes.

The best lancing device I have ever tried is the Pelikan. It's bulky, expensive, and would be worth every penny if I had a young child who needed to test frequently. I won't buy one for myself because I have 35 years worth of finger-stick calluses that mostly make lancing pain-free. When I had the opportunity to use a Pelikan, it felt like eyelashes brushing against my fingertips.
At 7:50am on February 6, 2009, Marie B said…
welcome, Kristen! I'm so glad you and Sloane found us. Please feel free to join in any discussion, or start one of your own. If you have any questions, please ask. We are a strong family, supporting each other with love and positive energy.
At 7:09am on February 6, 2009, Kristin said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes Kristen! I'm so glad that you and Sloane joined!! I think that you will find this community be a great diabetic family!

I know that Sloane was diagnosed quite recently... how are you doing?
At 7:35pm on February 5, 2009, Manny Hernandez said…
Welcome to the TuDiabetes family, Kristen!
I hope it is not TOOO cold back in MN! :S

I just sent you an invite to connect via Facebook. What kind of nonprofit work do you do?
At 5:08pm on February 5, 2009, Kathy said…
Hi Kristen. I bet I know who your daughter is.
I live in Minneapolis. Please stop over and join the Great Lakes Group, for those of us living in the bordering states - just a way to connect members grographically.
Welcome to Tu Diabetes. Nice to have you with us.



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