Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Spare a Rose, Save a Child

Today I decided that I was donating one rose in honor of each member of my Type Awesome team: my husband and our five children. Yes, I love the smell of roses, but these aren't real flowers. One "rose" is only $5 (USD) and provides one child with Type 1 diabetes life-saving insulin for a month. My donation to Spare a Rose, Save a Child will provide a child insulin for six months! Please consider making a donation today!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Diabetes Art Day 2014

Here is my contribution to Diabetes Art Day 2014:

In the middle of the darkness that is diabetes, I find a bright area of my life with the DOC.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Rant Alert

I'll warn you up front. I'm in a mood to rant. Complain. Stomp my feet. Throw a tantrum that rivals the tantrums of my children. Yes, I'm cranky!


Because I have diabetes.

Because it's Superbowl Sunday.

Because this day centers around.... FOOD!

Not just any type of food. Carb-filled food. Chips. Dips. Munchies of all kinds filled with carbs.

How is a diet/exercised controlled Type 2 supposed to cope?

It's not easy. My glucose levels went higher than I'd like. I was able to stay under 200, but barely.

This isn't just a matter of feeling fidgety, slightly sick to my stomach, and thirsty. I know that high blood sugar can lead to complication. Keeping my glucose levels under control keeps me off diabetes-related medications and insulin.

Yes, at times like today I almost wish I was on insulin. Almost. It would be nice to be able to bolus for food days like today. Yes, I know that being on insulin has a lot of other issues, but this is my rant and that's how I feel right now.

Tomorrow is another day. It's a lot easier for me to keep control when I'm at work. I can only eat what I bring in my lunchbox, unless I go to the vending machine but I need money for that and it's downstairs and across the building. I also have an amazing coworker who has a child with Type 1. Unknowingly she keeps me in line.

Guess it's time to put away the rest of the snacks, drink some water, and get ready for tomorrow.

Disclaimer: This blog post was written while cranky with high blood sugar levels under 200. Any typos or ramblings are not the fault of the author. She chooses to blame it all on diabetes!