Posts tagged "type1"

That awkward moment when you run out of pump supplies

I have to admit, even though, I am not such a bad diabetic there are things I am still learning. This week is a prime example. I learned that my pump supplies were not set for automatic re-order. It is not such a big deal since I have a pen filled with life saving insulin,... Read more »

Guilty Pleasure Hypo Remedy

One of my favorite remedies for hypoglycemia is Chex Mix Muddy Buddies.  It is Chex with some mysterious type mix of peanut butter and chocolate.  There is white powder residue, which might be some sort of addictive drug based on how much I enjoy it. I will go out of my way for it, I... Read more »

Road tripping the diabetic way

You will notice there will be no blogs tomorrow on and Friday.  I am taking a sort ill planned road trip to Iowa and most likely will not have time to write.  It did make think of a good blog idea though and that is road tripping as a diabetic. The trip to Iowa will... Read more »
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Ask a diabetic.

There are many questions out there regarding diabetes.  There are also many myths.  Sometimes people believe the myths and think they know about the disease.  I asked some of my fellow Chicagonow bloggers what questions they had.  They asked I answered.  Thanks to all of them, click on their names to check out their respective... Read more »

Very superstitious...

I had a different article planned for today, and then I realized it is Friday the 13th.  No, Jason Voorhees was not diabetic, well not as far as I know.  I suppose it would have been an interesting story line, he was just angry because the counselors at Camp Crystal Lake were hoarding all of... Read more »

I've got no strings to hold me down

Yesterday I talked about feeling like a puppet with my pump attached to my arm.  Well, it turned out to be another failed experiment.  There was not enough fat there either.  So I am using old reliable for right now, the back of my leg.  So far, it is the only place I have used... Read more »
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Chocolate dreams and pizza wishes

I saw a quote recently “If you dream of someone, it means they miss you”.  In this case the “someone” is a “something”. I have been having chocolate dreams.  They are pretty boring really, just me eating all the chocolate I can with a big silly grin on my face.  There weird thing is that,... Read more »

My one hundredth post: A thank you

Here I am it is my one hundredth post.  I wanted to take this moment to be thankful.  I am thankful to my family and friends whose support throughout this endeavor has made it a lot easier.  Without you, I do not know if this journey would be possible. I want to thank the doctors... Read more »

I am a shoe in

My days of wearing shoes I like may be over.  Yesterday I went shoe shopping because the shoes I have, while supportive, were too pointy at the end.  Usually this was not a big deal but my left foot is still swollen from when it was broken.   It was creating issues so new shoes were... Read more »
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Pie in the sky

In order to really learn how to live with this disease, I have to take some risks.  Over the last 4 months I have stayed away from any kind of sugary desserts and snacks.   I was just playing it safe because I do not want to lose everything I have worked so hard for. Last... Read more »
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