The October DSMA Blog Carnival prompt is the following:
Type 1, Type 2, LADA, Gestational, diabetes brought on by surgery . . . . the list of types of diabetes goes on. Each type may have differences, but ultimately they are all diabetes. When we think about it, there is a whole lot that all types have in common. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t give credit for some differences too. So lets look back to our “Breaking down the barriers between types” chat on September 10th and discuss . . . . .
Anything easy about living with your type of diabetes that isn’t easy for another type?
Before you go judging me based on my blog title, bare with me for a moment. Before joining the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) a few years back, I didn’t know many Type 1 diabetics. I met a few here and there but the only one I really knew closely was my mother in law. She was diagnosed as an adult and she always made it seem like diabetes wasn’t a big deal. It could just be that when we get together, she is more interested in what’s going on with my husband (her son) than talking about our chronic condition.
About 10 weeks ago, I started to seriously freak out. I was about 24-25 weeks into my pregnancy and my belly was growing. I could no longer use my stomach for my infusion set or my CGM sensor
Today marks my official 35th week of pregnancy! My induction is officially scheduled for November 11th! I’m hoping my little man comes a little earlier on his own though so we don’t have to worry about inducing him. The doctor also said that depending on his size, we might induce him earlier. I haven’t gotten […]
I’ve talked many times about how much I love the Diabetes Online Community. However, I should amend that statement to talk about how much I love the people that write blogs, read my blog and converse on Twitter. I love my Wednesday night #DSMA chats (although I’ve been a little absent lately-check out Kerri’s blog […]
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).