Hi Joanne. I have a few diabetes blogs bookmarked, so in reading Bitter-Sweet, I found the info on dblog week. Thanks for mentioning it. Seven blogs sounds daunting, but maybe one or two... How about you?!!!
Thanks Joanne! It is a quiet week here. Got some cleaning done yesterday - I think if I just ran the sweeper and sucked up cat hair, I wouldn't really have to clean but .... I went this morning for a hair cut & shopping.
Hey Peetie! My bg is back to "normal"...but the virus has settled in my lungs and is aggravating my asthma, but still going to work.... can't afford the work that piles up when you're off for too many days! Am going to the doc today. Hope you have a superb day.
It's raining cats and dogs here (and a variety of other small critters)!!
Peetie, hi there, hope you are enjoying the last days of fall - they have been beautiful here in Alberta. I am trying to learn about how to manage my body and insulin needs, my morning BG levels are pretty good now but need to do a better job with my food. Now that I am on insulin I find it is more manageable if I only eat 3 meals a day. So Peetie, are you maintaining a strict carb controlled diet? JDRIDGE.
I am back to normal Joanne. I was going to get a new A1c last week but I lost my slip - my doctor gives me one for a year so I can just go. Have no idea what I did with it. I remember putting it someplace safe but I can't remember where that is!
Hi Joanne. Windy and rainy here, taking down even our green leaves. We hiked along the Maumee River last weekend, and it was absolutely gorgeous. Still today is perfect for a nice cozy glass of wine, maybe a little guacamole -- Cheers!
Hi Joanne. I already lost round one before I even started. When I called my insurance company last weekend, the guy I talked to said he had to put a note in for the pharmacy department to return my call and they would give me whatever I needed to actually make the request. He later called back with a phone number for me to fax the request to. This morning some guy from the pharmacy department called to tell me that my request was denied. Apparently the customer service guy put it thru as just a request for the exception. Of course they would deny it because there was nothing to support why I needed it. I decided that instead of faxing it (which is a pain for me because I have to get someone to take me and nothing is close), I am going to send a letter to their appeals department. I want to make sure all my i’s are dotted & t’s crossed because there are several levels of appeals. Most of the plans will cover both doctors and hospitals, but there are some that you can get that only cover drugs. I need one that covers doctors & hospitals.
My first choice of ice cream is pumpkin and second, coffee. Ice cream is just chock full of healthy calcium, isn't it?!!! Edy (Dreyer on the west coast) makes the pumpkin seasonally in a fairly light type they call 1/2 churning, coffee the same and available all year. In October, I start adding a dash of pumpkin pie spice to my morning mocha latte. Since I've given up most baked goods due to diabetes and celiac (make my pumpkin pie w/o a crust), I have a little fruit or ice cream for dessert. Life's too short to give up every single thing that tastes good.
Above is a photo of Diabetes Hands Foundation’s own Manny Hernandez with the stars of the Diabetes Co-Stars Video, “Strength in Numbers.” In case you haven’t heard the news yet, there is a new video making it’s way through the … Continue Reading
The Diabetes Hands Foundation and Diabetes Advocates Program is proud to announce and congratulate the members of DA who were granted scholarships to attend diabetes conferences in 2013! Thanks to a generous grant from Novo Nordisk, in 2013 we were … Continue Reading