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Lindsey O'Rourke's Blog (10)

Looking into getting a CGM

Good morning!!

So, I'm looking into the possibility of getting a CGM. I don't mind giving myself injections, but I would like to be able to have something alert me when I'm going too low or too high. I was recommended the Dexcom 7 or the Navigator. I am *totally* new to any type of diabetic equipment - let alone the disease. ;-) I was use to seeing my mom test and give herself shots, so I was ok with doing that when I was diagnosed with T1. However, now that I have a toddler and we… Continue

Added by Lindsey O'Rourke on July 10, 2009 at 10:07am — 2 Comments

ID Bracelet!

ACK! So I totally forgot to post when I got my bracelet. I got it about a week or so ago, and it looks great!! Totally happy with it. However, as I go along in my week - I realized that I should have gotten a "sporty" one as well. I play slow pitch on sunday nights and as I'm doing chores, etc I feel like i'm going to tarnish, scratch or whatever to the bracelet. I know it's made to handle that kind of stuff... but still. I don't like playing with jewelry on anyway - so if it's in a cloth type… Continue

Added by Lindsey O'Rourke on July 1, 2009 at 8:59pm — No Comments

I ordered it!!

So I ordered my ID bracelet today! :-) I should get it by the end of June. :-) When I get it I'll show you guys. Totally excited!

Added by Lindsey O'Rourke on May 31, 2009 at 11:57pm — 1 Comment

Fell off the water train

Hi guys,

So about a month ago I told myself that I would drink *at least* 4 cups of water a day. I was doing really good for about a week... then I don't know what happend.... we might have ran low on water at home... don't know... but I fell off the water train.

Alright, so what am I going to do now? Get back on it! I put my water bottle in the freezer tonight, so I got a nice and cold fresh bottle of water in the morning.

I felt so much better when I was drinking all the… Continue

Added by Lindsey O'Rourke on May 31, 2009 at 12:19am — No Comments

Medical ID Bracelet

Hey there!

I'm looking into getting a medical ID bracelet. Is there anything that you guys suggest that I should put on my ID? Such as: Name, Type 1 Diabetes, Meds, Phone number to call, etc?

I wanted to get one for my birthday.. but that's already passed, and I don't want to wait much longer and go without having some kind of alert charm on me.

Trying not to go for the "whoah you have a problem - at all times" bracelet, but one that says "somethings wrong with her… Continue

Added by Lindsey O'Rourke on May 31, 2009 at 12:12am — 3 Comments

Big League Chew Bubble Gum

Found a food/snack I can cross off my list...well maybe not cross off, but definitely limit my consumption of - Big League Chew Bubble Gum! Go Figure! One of my favorite gums. Apparently, this was the first time having some since I've been diagnosed. So the pack says "8 strands = 2 carbs"... 8 strands is not enough to consider it bubble gum... more like tooth-hole fillers. ;o) HA! Anyways... I'll be watching my consumption/chewing of the Big League unless it's added into my meal carb… Continue

Added by Lindsey O'Rourke on May 11, 2009 at 12:49am — 4 Comments

Day 3: 4 cups of water a day

Woohoo! On day 3 of drinking 4 or more glasses of water a day! :-) Go me. ;o)
So, as a result of drinking more glasses of water - less dried lips!! Hooray! Feeling better and more hydrated! woot!
That's all for now...more later!
Thanks for listenin'!

Added by Lindsey O'Rourke on May 6, 2009 at 5:10pm — 1 Comment

May Goal

Alrighty... for those who know me and don't - I don't drink enough water and I am a lip picker too... so when I don't drink enough water, my lips become chapped... and when that happens I bite/pick my lip. Sounds gross, but hey - that's why they call them bad habits. ;-) So, my goal for May is to drink *at least* 4 cups a day. I know that doesn't sound like much... but I gotta start somewhere. I know that if I can consistently drink 4 glasses a day... that 1) it's better than what I'm currently… Continue

Added by Lindsey O'Rourke on May 4, 2009 at 1:15pm — 2 Comments


Just another beautiful day in Sunny Southern CA. :-)

So, we got 2 bikes yesterday! Nothing to impressive... they have wheels, breaks, pedals, and gears. Which is good enough for me. :-) I am really excited to get out and exercise with my hubby and little boy. We are on the hunt for a good priced and good quality trailer/carrier for our little guy.

I haven't biked in a *long* time... Well, not since I've been prego and dx with T1. So, I'm going to see how my bloodsugar levels respond… Continue

Added by Lindsey O'Rourke on May 3, 2009 at 12:26pm — 3 Comments

Hi There!

Alrighty my first blog post! woot! :-) My Story:

I started to notice feeling the lows when I was a freshman in high school. My mom was recently dx as T2, so we thought it would be good to test when I didn't feel "right" - low 60's-70's. What we did was just go off of how I felt and I knew when I was playing softball that I needed to snack on something around the 5th inning or so. Going through high school and college being an athlete was tough. The coaches didn't understand after trying to… Continue

Added by Lindsey O'Rourke on April 29, 2009 at 5:06pm — 1 Comment



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