Saturday, June 30, 2012

What If?

My Mom said something really interesting the other day that made me just wonder. We were laughing about her trying to wake me up for a low the other night but I was super annoyed in my sleep. ("Ewww, Get Away From Me!") I've had a history of being stubborn when low and half-asleep. One time, I screamed, "YOU"RE TOO STUPID TO CHECK MY BLOOD SUGAR!!!!!" Haha. Anyway, she was telling me this and said, "It's kind of like when you were a toddler with night terrors. (pause) "Oh, what if we were supposed to have you on an Omnipod (no tubing = great for tots... she's heard :D )then?"

I know I would have been dx'd much sooner if that was the case, but wow... just deep (ish)

Friday, June 29, 2012

The Big But. With ONE "T"

As you all know, Animas called the other day! YYYYAAAAYYY!!!!!


We can't get into a class until July 23. So sad. Our endo requires that we get the pump THERE. And no one on one training because the person who does it will be out of town. So my poor pump (that you are going to help me name :D) will be sitting at the endo's office at Children's Hospital for 2 weeks. Sad face. Oh well. Life.Besides, swimming is waaay easier without a pump. Probably.
It's all good.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Amazing, The Scary, and The Dang It!

D (Well really I) had a crazy day. Pretty eventful :)

The Amazing:
I got out of summer school to find an excited text from my mom. ( ANIMAS CALLED!!!!!) I walked up to Office Depot and she faxed all the forms up. They'recalling back next week for a final confirmation and shipping date!!!!!!!

One Touch Ping-ing soon!
 The Scary:
I went to the doctor for a TB test reading. It was pink and I was so scared it was positive... Thank goodness it was fine!

And The Dang It!
I never forget my meter, so it came to the Dr... BUT,  my mom or I must have dropped it. At dinner, it was gone, and my lancing device. If you remember this post, you'll see why this is an issue. There's no cap to my spare lancing device. Well there is-but it's the clear top for testing on your palm. So I'm testing VERY carefully. Oh well, I'll get one at Target tommorrow :D

But yes- Pumping soon! I can do careful testing :)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Frozen Yogurt.

Hey Everyone!
 Sorry if I haven't posted much lately, things are crazy with summer school.  :)Since we need a nice cheesy title:
                              Diabetics and Frozen Yogurt!
          So yesterday I went to get frozen yogurt at one of those serve yourself places. One of the places that I like is called Froyo Life. We have more, but this one is my favorite. So anyway, there are 12 flavors that vary a little, some are sorbetto, some are low-fat, our no sugar added (not duplicate flavors, like yesterday there was one chocolate that was no sugar added. BTW the carbs were the same...) Most of the flavors are about 5 carbs/ oz.
I have no idea which location this is. It just looks good.
          I serve (or pour or whatever) mine and then weigh it. There are scales at the counter, since this Frozen yogurt is sold by weight. You can see the weight yourself, so if it's quiet I just weigh my yogurt, no big. Then I use my phone calculator and multiply that (in oz thank goodness) by 5. I would eyeball it, but the cups are deep and the nutrition facts is by weight.
          I've had nice numbers after this, and so I'm not too worried about the major carbs I'm eating. The only problem's I've had are with the toppings, I had no idea how many carbohydrates were in chocolate syrup, so I put on too much, and I was a little high. (168 on my 70-150 range) Yesterday I was 297 (ouch) to start, so I took it to go and ate it later when my pre-meal was 77 mg/dL. 3 hours later I was 75. :)

I hope everyone who has been avoiding frozen yogurt because of carb counting is inspired! And this will work almost anywhere, as long as you have the nutrition facts and a scale. (when I put it like that, it sounds so obvious... well it was difficult for me the first time. Whatever. And about amazing nutrition facts... Go check this out before you go to Chipotle. )

Friday, June 22, 2012


I want a dexcom pretty bad. And I thought I could try one...

The Diabetes camp I'm going to e-mailed us, asking if I could try a dexcom for the week at camp. I was soooo excited! This is a great opportunity! But when we called to confirm, they turned me down. Apparently I haven't had diabetes long enough to participate. I am so mad. Then the Dexcom website said you have to be 18 (?!?!?!?!?!?!) to use a Dex! What the heck, I have seen so many people with a Dex under 18... And then there's the sensor cost...

Don't worry, I'll keep working on it :)


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Your Highness.

I wrote out a longer, deeper post on some paper last night, and I meant to put it up. I really did. But some unexplained stubborn highs have taken the energy out of me. I was running high yesterday, with some 190s, so last night we used 6 1/2 u of lantus from the previous 6. I. WAS. HIGH. ALL. NIGHT. Fun times, huh? I was 230 before I could correct, then by the time I could,I was 249. Then correction. 195. Correction, woke up at 189. Breakfast and Correcton. 189, Snack and Correction. Finally 126, carefully measured Panda Express, and then 230.We called our hotline for an adjustment, 45 minutes later 280! Correction, crystal Light, and Some Blogging. Fun.
What I hate about being high is the way it makes you feel so natsy. You feel like you're just off, you're thirsty and out of energy. And then it won't correct and you want to scream! The whole time you're just hoping you won't keep rising and get ketones.
Yup. I wrote a letter. Don't judge.

 I feel like I'm fighting a losing battle against these stupid highs.
A ridiculous battle costume... it looks like some weird ritual...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

That Awkward Moment

  • That awkward moment when your crush sees you with needles in your stomach.
  • That awkward moment when you realize you ran away from the school nurse.
  • That awkward moment when you eat your friend's food because you're low.
You can see the low.

  • That awkward moment when you talk in diabetes language to a person without d.
  • That awkward moment when you ask if someone took insulin for that.
  • That awkward moment when your meter says the same thing as the guy next to you and the nurse comments.
  • That awkward moment when your friends watch you eat from a measuring cup.
  • That awkward moment when you drink all your friend's water. "Oh, 347, That's why..."
Yeah, obviously high.

  • That awkward moment when you give yourself a shot and lift up your skirt too high.
  • That awkward moment when someone says, "But you're not fat!"
  • That awkward moment when you're accused of eating too much sugar.

Not all these have happened to me, but it's diabetes. You never know :)