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Friday, September 28, 2012


I guess it's been a while. Sorry. Life, you know. :)

Well, that actually brings me to the semi-point. (I found out that full points never really work. Points, pfff. Let's go for random.)

Diabetes feels like it's staying out of my life.

My blood sugars have been AWESOME - I don't think I've been over 10 for, like, at least two weeks. WOOT!

My pump is staying quiet (in a good way), my sugars are behaving, it just feels like it doesn't matter any more. I don't know. I can't explain it.

Maybe it's 'cause it's three months after camp and three months seems to be the point where I start to get sad. All the time. Maybe it's 'cause clinic is soon, but still far away, mostly it's probably because I've had no diabetic contact for too long.

Anyway. It's good that it's not getting in the way, but sometimes I wish it would.

I have no idea. Just ignore this. Talking nonsense again.

On another note, we hit 1895 page views!!! That was my goal! And so I love you all!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Reminders. And something that was a lot funnier when I was low.

I read this post on Six Until Me yesterday (nearly cried), and it reminded me that my own diaversary is in a month.
Three years is a lot, and I didn't even remember until someone else inadvertantly reminded me.

I guess that's good. It means it's not a part of every thought anymore. My blood sugars are awesome most days (except for waking up low seven out of eight days), and my 90 day average - which is fairly close to what my A1c will be - is getting lower every day. :)

So this year, I'll approach the date with a smile and a happy jig (because getting up at 6.30 in the morning every day is filling me with joy and energy), because diabetes isn't who I am, never will be, and I will beat this.

And on a completely unrelated note: My just-pulled-out-site really hurts and is swollen, I think.

And grape Dex4 glucose tablets are like a grape punch to the face. You know, rasberry and watermelon are like rasberry and watermelon, while orange is like oOrange and tropical punch has a bit of a punch, but grape is like GRAPE!

Monday, September 10, 2012


Was a good day.
I don't know why.

Sure, I woke up low (seems to be happening a lot lately...that's new...) and then I was low after school, but between my sugars were really good.

And I felt really, really good.
It was sunny, and most of the time not too hot, and I went on some very pleasant walks and at one point I was so happy that I just lay outside on our [concrete] driveway and absorbed the sunlight. Like a plant. Who sings.
I also felt really, really pretty today. Don't know why. New clothes? Soft hair? Awesome shoes? I don't know. But I found myself feeling pretty and not caring if anyone else thought I was pretty. I like it.

And I have a new friend, and school is going quite well, and I am getting back on track with my Sherlock blanket now that the fall fair's over (Moriarty square for the win!) and it's just one of those happy days.

I'm going to try and post no less than twice a week, but don't be surprised if that doesn't work out. But I will certainly not stop. I shall keep my promise.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Plum juice.

With school back in session, it appears I'll have less time for blogging. :)
I am going to have to get to school an hour before it starts every day for band and leadership. Which is annoying that I have to get up earlier, but then again, it's kind of cool. It should definitely bring back my morning-birdiness that I had and loved so much when I was younger.

Anyway. I'm loving school (This semester I have English, Gym, Socials and French). I've also met a bunch of students from other countries which is very cool.

Now, the actual point of this post.

Yesterday I'd had very good blood sugars, bolused for everything, kept things running very smoothly.
I got home, unpacked my lunch, and went to test my blood sugar. There'd been a plum core in my lunch which I'd picked up and thrown away. (Yes, it's relevant.)

My sugar was 16.0 (288).

This didn't make any sense at all, seeing as I'd been in the 'good' zone about an hour ago and I felt super-fine.
So I washed my hands (as I always do when I don't like the number), hoping for - but not expecting - a different number.

Test again.

5.7. (103).

Guess plums are sweeter than I thought.

And I guess I really should wash my hands before testing. (I do, most of the time. Really.)

And my sugars have been SO AWESOME recently! My 90 day average is 7.3 (131) which means my a1c will be down by a lot! Woot!!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

I have returned!

I'm back from my vacation and blog hiatus!

We went to Disneyland, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and a bunch of little seaside towns with names I don't remember.

And it was awesome.

I had a few diabetic encounters on this awesome journey. (As well as testing inside a tree and visiting the Jelly Belly jelly bean factory.)

I met a diabetic monkey. Yes, a diabetic monkey. Nothing more to say there. (He was in the San Diego Zoo and he really didn't care that I'm diabetic too!)

I also met another human diabetic. Well, I didn't really meet her, but I saw her. And her pink Animas Ping. In the San Francisco sourdough factory. (Good place, that. Free bread.) I whispered to my mum 'Look! She has a pump!' (My mum then proceeded to talk to the wrong person about pumps. Akward. XD) Nobody else really cared, but  it was cool. It's like 'Hey, they're really out there! It's not just me!' I love seeing diabetics in the wild, if you will. It makes me very happy.

I never know what to do, or say, so I just smiled and made my pump more obvious. ;)

Bubbles and I had lots of fun in Disneyland. He stayed disconnected on most rides, and had a -50% temp basal the rest of the time. I was still low quite a lot of the time, but it was alright. Good for my A1c, because when I wasn't low I still had awesome control. Lowest low was 2.6 (46), highest was 17 (306) (only once. I hate hot chocolate.) Other than that, I was pretty much between 4 (72) and 9 (162). It was totally and completely awesome. 90 day average of 7.2 (129) thanks to that!

Maybe it's something in the Disneyland air? Makes you happy and well-controlled blood-sugar wise?

Well, there's really too much to say in a blog post and you guys probably don't care all that much anyway. Just wanted to say that I'm back, I had an awesome time, and I am totally ready and excited for school tomorrow. (So posts might slack off a bit. Or they might increase. I don't know yet.)