At my old job, where I worked for 5 years, I was given the nickname of Bubbles. It was a name provided by two of my co-workers who had nicknames for everyone. I don’t necessarily condone what they were doing because some weren’t so nice, but I was happy that mine wasn’t too bad.
This month’s DSMA Blog Carnival Prompt:
Most medical appointments involve notes of some kind. Notes the patient brings with questions and concerns. Notes a patient makes about the doctor’s instructions. And, of course, notes our doctors make in our medical charts. It had never occurred to me to keep track of the notes being made in my chart until our August 20th chat about “Notes”. So this month, let’s explore that topic and answer the question . . . .
Do you request a copy of your medical notes? If so, how often? If not, why?
Saturday marked the start of my 32nd week or month 8! I was told at my last OB appointment that I will be induced at week 39 so I have less than 7 weeks to go! It might sound crazy but I actually feel like the days/weeks/months are flying by now. I can’t believe since […]
OK, it has been a LONG time since I did a book post. I said that same thing the last time I did a book blog post in March. When I started my blog, I wanted my blog to mainly be focused on diabetes but also include a little non-diabetic content from time to time, […]
My current Medtronic pump and previous Medtronic pumps (that I can remember) have all had a nice feature called the “Bolus Wizard”. The bolus wizard was made to help take the mathematics out of diabetes, or at least ease the pressure of needing a math degree to stay healthy. Based on your blood sugar, your carb count, your insulin to carb ratio (I:C ratio) and your correction factor, it will figure out how much insulin you need for a meal or for a blood sugar correction. I rely on it so much now that I’m not sure I could even tell you my I:C ratio (I now have 4 different I:C ratios so that complicates things further).
Labor Day weekend was this past weekend and I went to a cookout and a baby shower. Both social settings had me deciding on what was worth bolusing for because there were so many carbs everywhere, I couldn’t eat all of them or risk going way high (I was high anyways on Sunday despite my […]
Growing up, I always loved kids. I babysat all the time. I was always so excited to have a family of my own. As I got older and reality set in that babies could be on the horizon, my tone changed and I wasn’t sure anymore if I wanted kids. My husband and I love […]
You must have the bad kind. You can’t eat that. My grandmother lost her legs because of diabetes. Did you eat a lot of sugar growing up? Diabetics hear all sorts of frustrating comments from people uneducated about diabetes. Having had diabetes for over 20 years, I’ve gotten my fair share of comments. But what […]
If you are pregnant, after a certain number of weeks, you should NOT lay down on your back. The reason is that as your uterus gets heavier from the growing baby, it puts pressure on a major blood vessel that sends blood to your heart and brain. I knew this and I have taken good […]
The second trimester was 1,000 times better than the first. My symptoms subsided; I was able to get some sleep; my blood sugars have remained fairly stable. I think my last update was around the first half of the second trimester, so I’ll focus on the second half in this post with what’s been going […]