Halloween and diabetes don’t mix. For me it's like Armaggedon…orange is a symbol of fire, black is a symbol of fear, and candy, candy, candy...a symbol of the devil himself.
This year I have opted not to buy candy nor give anything out to the critters, big or small. Although many of them are adorable, I feel like a pusher. I can’t eat it so why feed it? Then of course there are the big kids. Many of them are so overweight they already look like pumpkins. Fuggedaboudit!
My husband and I were invited to my friend Sid’s home for the first Passover seder this year. I know Sid from standup comedy. Actually we are the only two jews that I know of doing standup in our area. Sid always wears a keepah (yarmulkah), so it’s not a secret that he’s Orthodox.
The seder began around 8:30 p.m.– after Sid attended services. There were 22 people sitting at a very long table. There were 7 children under 18 and the rest older. Sid has five children. They were all very…Continue
I’ve been quite active lately going to open mic nights to tell some jokes and develop a standup routine. It’s stressful trying to balance this with a full time job, marriage and a household. I am getting better at compartmentalizing my tasks and thoughts and making lists, lots of lists. Diabetes and stress do not bode well together. Sugars go up in my case because I tend to eat more when I’m stressed. Ironically “stressed” spelled backwards is “desserts.”
Before going out at night I…Continue
Last night before doing standup comedy my blood sugar went down to 80mcg.
For the past week my blood sugars have been nuts — up and down, up and down. I believe that the reason for such fluctuations was that I stopped exercise walking. As soon as I started up again yesterday I saw immediate effects. They fell into normal ranges.
My Dexcom helped a lot by showing me the reading of 80 mcg. This was not a convenient time or place to test. My friend Joy said, “isn’t that kind of…Continue