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Lows at night

Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Nov 20, 2014. 12 Replies

I am curious about what happens to people when they have lows at night. I either have a nightmare or wake up thinking my apartment is on fire because I am so hot. Last night I had a low and I woke up…Continue


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bagpipegirl replied to sunshine225's discussion 'Putting the God's Word before the Tyranny of the Urgent'
"After I was first diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of 32 I had a hard time with quieting my mind down to focus on things other then D. Mostly because it was so new and frustrating to me. I met with my pastor and told him about the constant thinking…"
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bagpipegirl replied to sunshine225's discussion 'Putting the God's Word before the Tyranny of the Urgent'
"AS for quiet time. Check your bg before you have your quiet time. If you are trending towards low eat something if you need to take a correction before it gets high. Preparing the body and mind to be ready for quiet time is very important. You need…"
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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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May 19, 2012
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.4 (11/28/12), 5.2 (3/27/13), 5.1 (9/25/13), 5.6 (11/19/13), 5.2 (3/27/14), 5.7 (9/25/2014), 5.6 (12/4/14), 5.5 (1/20/15)
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Pump, CGM
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At 6:08am on April 5, 2015, Linda G said…

♥ HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my favourite Piper ♥

At 5:16am on April 5, 2015, Marie B said…

bpg, Happy Birthday! and Happy Easter. hope you have a great day.

At 6:15pm on December 31, 2014, Linda G said…

HEY Piper....saw this and thought of you!! "bagpipes" from different regions!

At 7:14pm on November 19, 2014, Cayla said…

Thank you so much for your birthday wishes!

At 3:37am on August 26, 2014, Linda G said…

♥ Thinking of you and hoping you're starting to feel better ♥

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At 7:14pm on May 22, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

BPG congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

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At 1:11pm on May 19, 2014, Marie B said…

Happy Diaversary!

At 3:39pm on April 14, 2014, Caren said…

I have not heard about my camp job yet. When I know, I'll be sure to let all of you know! :)

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Posted on December 4, 2014 at 4:24pm 7 Comments

I belong to a family medical center that “trains” Dr's they work at the office for 3 years and then they go off to find a permanent practice to work in. Last summer my Dr graduated out of the practice and has moved on. Now I have a new pcp who called me to get fasting blood work done. When the results came in I got to go for a follow up appointment “oh joyous of occasions” yes, my cholesterol is high.

I went in thinking she was going to try to throw some statin drugs at me, instead…


Naked Showers + 10k= Awesome Weekend

Posted on September 14, 2014 at 5:08pm 2 Comments

This weekend rocked :-) Not only did I get a naked shower on Saturday. Yes, a naked shower, you know that magical time when your sensor and site need to be changed on the same day.... I also ran in my first 10k, not only did I not spike during the middle of the run but I also didn't crash in the afternoon. Oh and the 10k was finished in just under an hour. Went to my parents for a lunch of grilled salmon and roasted veggies right out of their garden. Then I had Thai food for supper with a…


The first day of school

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 1:08pm 6 Comments

So today started off like the first day of school has for the past 12 years (NOT). Actually my 13th year of teaching started off at 4am with my cgm telling me I was low. I felt a bit shaky but really had to pee so I went to the bathroom first. On my way from the bathroom to my bg meter (about 8 steps) I managed to pass out. I don't remember falling but when I came to I was staring at the ceiling with my head and butt hurting. I tested my bg thinking I was wicked low or something, nope I was…



Posted on May 26, 2014 at 1:06pm 6 Comments

Words are a curious thing they can lift us up or pull us down. We can say something with good intention and it comes across the wrong way. This happens a lot when you aren't face to face with people and are communicating through messaging, emails, and yes the chat room.

A couple of days ago there was someone in chat that was feeling bad about a rather high bg number. Instead of getting suggestions on what they could do to help get it down or the much wanted "hey, that sucks"…




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