I was pleasantly surprised by the result and contacted the founder of the machine… He shared the home test airs on the side of being a little low – BUT what the hell – I will take it.(more…)
As a person with Type 1 diabetes, I’ve been frustrated in years past with the lack of advancement for the treatment of this disease. It wasn’t until about five years ago that I decided to stop complaining and take action. I asked myself the question – why aren’t things changing and what can I do to help? I did a bit of research and with the help of my regular physician, I was added to a list of diabetes related trials. I had no idea what I was in for, but knew it was something I had to do. (more…)
No one wants to talk about their period, but why aren’t we discussing the impact it has on diabetes? Well, I’m here to break the silence! With each dia-versary, I realize something new about myself and how I differ from the average person. This includes my period – BUT it has never been discussed in my endocrinologist or OBGYN’s office unless I brought it up. Even then, there wasn’t literature or a site to visit to learn more so when I recognized a pattern it was time to take action. I came up a “Period Plan of Action” to follow each month so I won’t be at total T1D shitshow.
- About four days prior to staring my period it’s hard to keep my morning BG below 225.
- I test around 3am and give Novolog if above 225. Be careful, you don’t want to overcompensate while calculating half asleep.
- I up my 5:41am Lantus dosage a unit or two.