Thursday, December 31, 2009

Blood Work

BG: 176
CGM: 109 -- I'm on the tale end of needing to calibrate, plus I'm trending. Two things that DEFINITELY effect the sensor readings.

NoW! On to more exciting things.

Cholesterol: 180
Triglyceride: 46
LDL: 92
HDL: 78.5

Glucose: 67
BUN: 16
Creatinine: 0.8
Sodium: 140
Potassium: 4.3
Calcium: 9.1
Alk Phos: 58
SGOT (AST): 15
SGPT (ALT): 14

A1C: 5.8 !!!!!!!!!

The perfect end to 2009.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

BG[CGM]: 147 (and rising) "Remind me not to eat those gingerbread cookies anymore," I said to my hubby, Matt as he walked by. :P

FROM dLife Newsletter heading:
Yes! To Cookies
These sugar free (and gluten free) treats come in Strawberry-Banana Blitz and Cocoa-Liscious. This week, save $1.00. Just $9.99 for a package of 10. Go shopping now...

I know! 11 bucks for 10 cookies?!?!?! Seriously, people. This is why I don't buy sugar free. I suppose I could get used to the difference in taste. I do drink diet Coke without a problem. But the price difference is just ungodly! Sheesh. It's almost like a punishment. So, eat well. Eat healthy. And do it without those COOKIES!

Monday, December 28, 2009


If you missed my Diabetes Police blog with Mike, you'll have to go back and take a look. It's very funny.

Yesterday, my houseguest wanted to make a lemon pie with the HUGE lemon she grew in her back yard this year. But the recipe called for one and a half cups of sugar. She said, that's too much sugar for you.

Reply One: A cup and a half in ONE SERVING?! Yikes. That is too much.
Reply Two: Everyone else would LOVE a lemon pie.
Reply Three: I could have a small little peice and bolus extra. No biggie.
Reply Four: How about some lemonade with Splenda?

Anyway, we all deal with it...
My CGMS is working really well after the rough start.
Have a great week.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Day

We had such an outpouring of LOVE and GENEROSITY for our Christmas holiday. Family and friends helped out, and even with Matt being STILL out of work, our children enjoyed one of the best Christmas' EVER. [<--that's what my daughter says.]

Blessings to everyone who visits this blog.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Frustrating Day

BG: 171

Well, that probably shows how I'm feeling today in general. This evening, after a day of weak signals, cal errors, starts and inaccuracy.... I tore that sensor out. First of all, I did NOT have this kind of trouble on my trial with the Minimed CGMS. I'm hoping it was a fluke. I wanted to be hooked up, but I think I'm going to wait before I insert another sensor. [I say that now, but you know how impatient I am!]

I'm reading the manuals and trying to figure out what the heck the problem is... the sensor got 'caught' going in. Meaning, I had to give it a good shove, so I'm guessing it could have been a badly placed sensor. On the other hand, the manual says for the sensor to be in the abdomen, but not in a fatty area... uh, helloo??? Have you met a middle-aged diabetic mother of four? *pulling hair*

Anyway, the day was a little stressful over all, but not too bad. Today--day four with company--was the day I went from pleasantly occupied and companioned to I-need-some-space, please! Ha! Tomorrow will be a better day.

Just a few more things to wrap and Santa's on!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Just in Time

BG: 201 on fasting then 53 two hours later...seriously, will need to check my sensitivity levels. 94, now that it's 11:40am and I'm finally finishing this post.

Yesterday, I woke up mindless. I don't know how else to describe it because I don't remember ANYTHING that happened from after I got up with Sean at 5:30, put him in the living room with a snack and went back to bed, until I came back into my mind sitting at the table in the kitchen. Matt had dragged out of bed--just about kicking and screaming, because apparently when I'm out of my mind, I'm a biligerent you-know-what--compliant once he gets me where he wants me, at least this time. *eyeroll* There were times in the past he'd fight me the entire way. Though I grunted a few times that I wouldn't drink OJ, once he gave me the cup, I drank. Thank goodness! God! What a mess that is. I need a glucagon pen. Will have to ask the doctor about that next time I see him.

So, anyway I ate about 3 inches of a turkey Subway sandwich and a glass of milk before bed last night. 201 this morning. Hey, that's better than whatever it was before my hubby checked it and found the 40. Screwy day, but guess what? I'm having my CGMS from Minimed delivered today. Just in time for the new year. I was on the fence about it, but after yesterday--and the lows I've been having in the morning pretty regularly, I decided it would be worth it to give the system another shot.


Friday, December 18, 2009

Hypo Insensitivity

BG: 67

It was just a post ago that I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off. But things are settling down. I have a few items left for purchase and maybe a trip to the Post Office. Yay! I always complain, but really once the job is complete, there isn't much to gripe about.

The Christmas candy is starting to trickle in. Class parties, holiday gifts... oh yes. Here it all comes. I'm staying strong! So far. LOL

I look forward to getting my blood test results back from the doctor's office. It's been an exciting fall, testing the CGMS, watching my diet, exercising. I hope to see the efforts reflected in my numbers. I guess I'll be lucky if I see them before Christmas.

There's been speculation about hypo-insensitivity in corrolation with the CGMS. Well, this morning at 37; no one would have even noticed. I hardly did. It doesn't happen all the time, just occasionally. Doing, and I'll be like, huh? really? That just doesn't seem right. *sigh* Who knows? I'm not on the CGMS, so maybe it's a personal thing.

Monday, December 14, 2009

10 days

BG: 123

Yup. That's right folks.

Running Around like a Chicken with ... Pictures, Images and Photos

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Venison Stew

BG: 252 *eyeroll*

I'm making my first venison dish for the year. It smells soooo good. I found the recipe online and threw every into the crock pot this morning. With a few minor adjustments because I didn't have any red wine, we're good to go and I'll make dinner rolls later in the afternoon. I LOVE MY CROCK POT!

To a winter of cozy warmth and crocked meals...

Monday, December 7, 2009

Vlog--Just for Fun!

BG: 50

Because it's a season of love. Because my love reflects my Faith. Because Luke Bryan has a voice that melts me. :D Haha. Because this song asks questions that we all resemble at some point in our life.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The waiting GAME

BG: 126 <-- ugh! just applied the blood too soon, Error 3 Retest!

Yes, I'm waiting for Dexcom to process my return. I gave them 2 weeks, then two more and when I contacted them, they said, OH, I guess they will process that return now. Oops. That was a week ago. I'm patiently waiting for the end of this week before I double check my insurance again. No point in wasting anyone's time, eh? Hopefully, though by the end of this week, things will be straight and I'll be able to call Minimed and get their CGMS on its way. I was going to hold off, but I've been really frustrated with my lows, especially in the morning.

I'm looking forward to my A1C this month. Anyone want to place a bet on what it will be? LOL Cold turkey, except to say that it was 6.5 in July. I've been tracking really strictly, and staying in range, 80-110, 50% of the time [according to my snapshot readings]. :D I'm going to throw 6.0 out there, but I wonder if it will be lower because I feel WAY better than I did in July, and I've been exercising on top of all this blood tracking. [sounds like i'm on a hunt]

So, Christmas is right around the corner....
What do you want?
I want a LAPTOP, which I'm not going to get, but a girl can dream, right?
Take care,