Thanks so much for the kind words you said. It really helped alot :) I'm trying to get better. I figured out that i have a BG alarm on my pump. So i will be using that from now on :) And i will be exercising and eating better. I just wanted to say thank you :)
Hi Onesaint! Most of me recovered quickly...new years eve I sliced a little piece of my thumb off and it's just now almost completely healed. Free-hand mandolin slicing not recommended!
We're in the heart of winter here now...lots of snow, crazy wind off of Lake Erie and cold days. At least the snow is pretty.
I hope your new year has started off as great as mine!
Hey :) I'm on break from grad. classes, and as far as teaching I have 3 more days to go (break starts Thursday). I don't expect the first graders to want to get much done this week though, haha.
I still swear by my Ping and the control it's given me - it's convinced me more than ever that something was just 'off' about my MM, because without changing settings, diet, or lifestyle, I took my A1c from 6.5 to 5.9. The sites are a little better - these sets still hurt a little in the tummy, but I found that my 'love-handles' area doesn't hurt a bit, and my hip area is sort of a crap-shoot........so who knows. No matter if it hurts, absorption is usually great, even if when I take it there's blood in the cannula. I haven't seen the Mios, but they sound like the Insets I'm using (except I'm using the 9mm length because I have some cushion on me).
How are things going with the Dex? I'm starting to consider it, when a merge happens (I don't need one more device to manage, having it merged with the Ping is optimal for me).
I started it but am focusing on the last couple chapters of this book called The Geography of Bliss...then I'll dive head first into Diabetes Solution.
I have to tell you that I did my sensor insertion a few minutes ago with no stress because I was distracted by your comment about not getting the tape wet. (and some vodka)...but HOW do you not get it wet? I tried the press n seal and I don't believe whoever says that stuff actually works on your body. And I can't find waterproof bandaids big enough to cover it. So what do you suggest?
German both sides with English added to the paternal side. I was raised mormon, though a believer no longer, so my mom was really into genealogy. I don't know what happened to all of it. Last time I visited I asked her to try and find it because I'd love to know more about my roots.
From what I've heard it's really difficult to get a work visa in New Zealand.
Very interesting background. Most of my family is german but I can't say I felt any cultural influence in my life, just little sayings and stories I learned from my nanna in german. I'd like to go to Basque country in Spain and I'd LOVE to go to New Zealand! Too bad it's so hard to get a job there....lots of traveling to do and hopefully plenty of time to make it happen!
I won a contest through work- sold the most Ineeka tea in the region and the owner took me to his childhood home on a tea farm called Ambootia in Darjeeling, along with a couple other people. We traveled around a little in Delhi, then went to Agra to see the Taj Mahal, of course. Then they all left and I went to Dharamsala to where the Dalai Lama lives and it's much more Tibetian culture (safer to travel as a single female) and hiked around in the foothills of the Himilayas awhile. Amazing trip and so much left to see in that country!
It actually leaaves, produce, deli, specialty (coffee, cheese, alcohol), seafood, meat and bakery for someone else! Basically I'm the center of the store. I look for places I'm interested in and apply and get them to move me. I am a wanderer:)
Guess what I got in the mail today....Dr Bernstein's book. I'm going to see what I can learn from it. I also got Think Like a Pancreas. May not have a lot of new stuff for me but refreshers are always nice. I did a ton of reading when I was diagnosed 5 yrs ago but I'm ready to go beyond the basics now.
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