Diabetes Awareness Month Photo-a-Day-5

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Hope everyone had a great World Diabetes Day (WDD) yesterday!  I tried to do the Twitter #dayofdiabetes but ended up slacking towards the end of the day as I went out to eat.  Luckily, it was a pretty quiet day and my blood sugars didn’t get too crazy, other than climbing up to 230 after dinner (it’s so hard to carb count when you get out to eat!).  I also did another Big Blue Test for WDD and of course my blood sugar increased from my 3 mile run.  I looked at their website today and they were hoping to get 20,000 by yesterday and they are so close at 19,649 so if you haven’t done it yet-do it! I also participated in a few hours of the #WDDChat13 on Twitter.  Of course one of the topics of one of the hours I participated in was diabetes burnout and it was easy to answer those questions since I had just recently gone through a short phase of that.  All in all, it was a fun day of “celebrating” with my fellow PWDs.

Finishing off the week caught up to date with the Diabetes Awareness Month photo-a-day days 13-15:

Day 13-Awareness

This photo is from the JDRF Walk and I think it fits the Awareness category because for me, awareness often means being aware of how many carbs I’m eating.  Carb counting seems to be the thing with diabetes I struggle with the most, so being aware of how many carbs are in a meal is definitely helpful.

Day 13-Awareness

Day 14-WDD

Day 14 was yesterday which was also World Diabetes Day.  I had a hard time thinking about what to put for this photo so I thought I would share a question from Jeopardy that I saw over the summer.

Day 14-WDD

Day 15-Alert

My CGM alerts me way too often.  Recently, I have mainly been getting the low alerts non-stop (my low alert is set at 80) but my high alert sneaks in from time to time as well (high alert is set at 150).  I don’t have a medical alert bracelet so when I thought of alert, my first thought went to my pump alerts because they go off at least 10+ times per day.

Day 15-Alert


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