Friday, April 26, 2013

Skiing Vs. Blood Sugars

I'm FINALLY posting about my spring break! Aren't you guys so excited to hear all about it? ;)

First of all, you should know that I went skiing in Mammoth this year, for the first time since my diagnosis. And it was awesome. I also realize that it's a little bit late for a skiing post, but I know there's still snow somewhere.

The first thing I did for the trip was pack. And shop. (In my opinion that's one of the beat parts :P) I had THE HARDEST time finding pants to go with my brown ski jacket, but that is a whole nother story.

I have to say, diabetes takes up a *boat* load of space! I had to get EVERYTHING for the week: strips, lancets, insulin, sites, cartridges, meters, batteries, alcohol wipes, the goods. But its a good thing I did get all of this, because I needed a lot to keep my blood sugars decent.

The altitude and excercise made my blood sugars run low, and for the first three days, I was constantly munching tabs and candy. On the third day, my blood sugar ran high (200s all day) and the fourth day as well, before everything calmed down.
It is so. Pretty. Ignore the signs.

I was expecting diabetes to be a little more intrusive, but really it wasn't a big deal. I tested a couple times, adjusted insulin or grapped some sugar, and kept skiing. Although I learned it's not a great idea to test your blood sugars ON a chair lift in the wind... All my alcohol wipes and used test strips rained onto the slopes under me. (Although personally I imagine them landing on a fellow PWD's head. Then the person would be like, "hey, not my test strip for a change... ")

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Hey Guys!

I’m back.

It’s been a month.


So I wanted to put a fantastic skiing vs blood sugar post. Then I tried for something on my medical IDs. Then something about camp.

Somehow, none of these happened.


I would love if I could get some feedback about what to post, what to work on, etc. thanks for all your support and patience.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Birthday!

It's been 1 year and 10 days since I started this blog? Wow! I need to post more, but for now:
-Katy (: