I'm sure this will come off mostly as a rant, but there's a question buried here somewhere. Here goes:One of my best friends it T2; diagnosed 15 years ago. He is about 100 lbs overweight, and blames…Continue
I know this seems really basic, but is something I've always been unclear of. I always hear that insulin is like a key that lets glucose into your cells to be used as energy. So; if you take too much…Continue
I just broke my last pump clip. It got caught on something when I sat down at a restaurant.
I think the…Continue
My dad passed away from lung cancer on Friday morning, not long after his 70th birthday. He had quit smoking about 30 years earlier, so the cancer's cause is somewhat mysterious.
He was born and grew up under very difficult circumstances. The type of guy to always pull for the underdog, and believed in try to do the best with the hand you're dealt.
I think my D made us closer in some ways. When I was a kid, he was very involved, and took it upon himself to keep track of my…Continue
It has been almost 3 months since I lowered my carb intake to ~40g / day. Once I got my basal and carb ratios figured out, I was very careful and kept tight control. For the last month, though, I have been working very long hours, not sleeping, and testing my BG usually only 1-3 times/day. I have stuck to my diet, though. My pump clogged a couple times, but I caught it, so nothing serious.
I just tested on the Bayer home A1C kit. BG at time of test was 81. My result was 6.8. I would…Continue
So, I'm still doing well with low carb / tight control. Reading still stable, and no longer interested in eating carbs at all. I'm gradually lowering my before bed BG target. Now 140-150, along with my night time basal now .775u / hr.
My basal during the day .85u / hr holds my BG almost completely steady. However, in a couple instances, I've mysteriously dropped 20-40pts. This morning, I went to bed ~140. Woke up 62. Took a glucose tab 4g fast carb. Carb ratio of 8 is pretty accurate,…Continue