Diabetes Thoughts and Notes

  • I love this idea from Chris over at A Consequence of Hypoglycemia Seriously, how could you not like this idea? #DBlogCheck ! Do this. It’s a great Do Good, Feel Good to start off the week!


  • I am back in business (see previous post). My broken slidy door Dexcom needs to be sent back ASAP, but for the weekend, I was monitored by 2 glorious blue G4s. It was perfect timing for #BlueFridays (and some pretty nice pre-lunch BGs from Friday too).
Training starts when?

Training starts when?

  • JDRF is involved in the Disney Marathon (and 1/2 marathon, 5K and 10K). It’s actually called the Disney Princess Marathon. I’m not going to hide it. This intrigues me (heck, I’ve already got the ears right? A friend recently got them for me and my name is even embroidered on the back. Oo-la-la). I would have to get rid of the shooting pain that keeps happening in my left knee when I run. I’d also need to actually train. Going to Disney World to run a 5K would be funny. Going to Disney World to run a 5K AND raise money for JDRF? Sounds kind of awesome (and still funny).
  • I’m a big fan of Katy’s over BigFoot Child Have Diabetes. As someone who did not go to the FFL conference, I enjoyed her recap of all the events and activities (she also cracks me up).
  • Am I the only one who thinks this looks like some sort of vampire call signal? I watch too much True Blood I guess.Vampire Call Signal
  • Are you going to be in NYC on Sunday, September 29th? Want a GORGEOUS view of NYC from the Brooklyn Bridge? How about getting a little exercise? Come join Alecia’s Stem Cells! Our goal is simple, to assist JDRF in it’s mission: to find a CURE for diabetes and its complications through the support of RESEARCH! If you’d like more information on ASC, we’re on Facebook too.
  • Also, if your looking for some in real life D bonding, JDRF NYC hosts a New York Metro Region group for adults living with or new to type 1 diabetes (T1D). The meetings are monthly at the NYC office “to greet and chat with one another in a safe and supportive environment”. Last week we had fun presentations from John at ShugaTrak and Caitlin at TypeTanks and then some of us went out afterward. If you’d like more info, please check-out the JDRF Metro NYC T1D Adult Group page.
  • And finally I am off to my diabetes eye specialist. I was supposed to go in May. Life got in the way of my remembering to make that appointment. My doctor’s office treats a D celebrity. My doctor has done amazing things for my peepers. I have tons of reasons not to be scared. I’m scared.


21 thoughts on “Diabetes Thoughts and Notes

  1. But what if you had a *blue* rubber band for your G4 receiver? Surely that would have made the broken receiver experience better.

    Aside from the busted receiver part 😉

  2. Wow. What a hectic diabetes world you’re describing today. Good luck with your eye appointment.

    I’m having a busy #dblogcheck day and need to stop reading so that I can stop writing and have breakfast.

  3. There’s so much happiness and cheerfulness in this post! And then, unexpectedly, the last two words are the ones that leave an impression. Please don’t be scared.

  4. I’m a big believer in “finding out,” so good for you for making, and keeping, that eye doctor appointment. Here’s hoping for excellent results. 🙂

  5. As I look at getting my first Dexcom G4, that’s something else to keep in mind and put on the list inside my head of things to watch out for. So, thanks! Good luck at the eye doc… I’m actually due for that myself, after canceling a month or so ago before travels. And my endo? Yeah, have appointment late this week after delaying for a year – this should be interesting… Thanks for the post!

  6. I used to be worried about medical checks. But knowledge is power because it allows you to do something about whatever condition you have. And it’s such a relief if things are well. So don’t be scared.

  7. Best of luck on your eye appt!! I know it will go well, (PS: I’m always scared too.) Sorry I didn’t end up making it to the JDRF meetup. 🙁 I wanted to be there, but I couldn’t quite manage it so soon after getting home from FFL. Hopefully next time though!

  8. My slidy door on my Dexcom came off too! I’ve already had one replaced with the circle wheel came off, wonder if I can have the slidy door fixed, it bugs me that it’s exposed. I’m with you on not liking the eye doctor…I suppose it’s really that whole dilating the peepers and not being able to see afterwards even with the reversing drops.

    I’ve never been to Disney but I have a friend who ran one of their races this year, she said it was beyond FAB. I think having the ears counts as participating, right? :p

  9. If I wanted to run, running at Disney would be awesome!!

    Every time I read a JDRF Walk post, I remember that I still don’t have a name for my team yet…

  10. AH I was actually semi considering the Disney half marathon…now that you told me JDRF is involved, maybe I will consider it a little more. Glad to hear the eye doc went well (I read your other blog post already-doing things backwards :-P)

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