Sunday involved quite a few Glucolift tablets, 2 GoGo SqueeZ expired in 2013 applesauce packets, and 2 basal reductions. Sometimes having a pump on my butt is the least of my problems.
“It’s impossible said pride.
It’s risky said experience.
It’s pointless said reason.
Give it a try whispered the heart.”
And here are some more Found Hearts.
Now back to being an undercover Wonder Woman (well, except my Rope of Truth is really pump tubing).
This is NOT the face of diabetes, but rather the butt.
The butt on the beach.
The butt under an umbrella.
The butt (and the rest of me) being VERY fortunate on a spur of the moment weekend getaway.
There is also a thigh of diabetes with a Dexcom G4 sensor on it.
The sensor had 3 heart rhinestone stickers to jazz it up.
The thigh of diabetes was too busy getting some sun to pose for pics.
Real quick…. Don’t have much time for blogging these days so here are a few food-for-thought-esque items:
1. I “followed” a woman around CVS to get a photo of her dog. I thought the dog looked like Charo when I saw it on the street. Yes, I then turned around and chased them through a store. Cuchi, cuchi. I love this dog (the dog’s real name is Blanche).
2. Someone once gave me the advice of taking a photo of your pump’s basal settings. This is REALLY good advice. When things go wrong, this is REALLY important stuff. Do it. Now. I will wait. Go. Trust me.
3. I saw this sign last night on the subway.
When the gal sitting in front of the sign got out at Grand Central Station, I took the fastest photo ever (everyone was walking into me at the same time… human bumper cars). I have issues with this sign. I DO want a healthier NYC. I also have a huge desire to eradicate the belief that I had too much sugar as a kid and developed T1D. I also would like it noted I never had orange soda. This will be it’s own blog post someday (the sign, not some lack of orange soda). Which leads me to a post I think is effing brilliant (and if you missed this, do yourself a favor & absorb this one) from over at Sweetly Voiced. If you are still reading my gibberish and skipped over the link in the last sentence, go back and click on it. Worth it.
4. This is what my Dexcom looked like this morning.
Pretty sweet. My Low alarm is set at 90. 90 and steady is awesome. You know what’s not so awesome? The alarm going off over and over at a 90 bg when you just want a few more minutes of sleep. The alternative is to be 90 and dropping and not feeling it and never waking up again, so I guess that pesky alarm will just have to remain. Ahhh 90… you torture me with your goodness.
5. This morning I saw this on a subway sign:
Look closely at the “L”. there’s a heart! The L train is the LOVE train? Say what? Good stuff people.
6. I read this earlier today after all the 90 bg alarming business. I’m sure there’s a way to tie this into diabetes stuff but I’ll leave that one up to you (I gotta go). I think it’s terrific. Happy Wednesday.
“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.”
Roald Dahl (1916-1990); British novelist