Excellent Service: SafeSittings

Found in TuDiabetes.com:

SAFESITTINGS is a nationwide website that makes available teens with Type 1 diabetes as babysitters for children with diabetes. These teens have been managing their own care for many years. They understand the dangerous highs ands lows inherent in the disease and have the skills to test blood sugars, give insulin injections, adjust insulin pumps and treat hypoglycemia.

Ouch, my toe!

One of the things that gets on my nerves the most about diabetes is hurting my feet. I try to take good care of them, putting on cream every day, not going for pedicures (fungus… eeek!) and such. Accidents do happen, though; like this morning when I cut open my right pinky toe opening the door. I saw little stars… It hurt so much, and then the bleeding. Had to clean it, put on a band-aid, and watched it get the red spot.

It’s better now. Let’s hope it heals fast.

The Reality of Nerve Damage

Even in pre-diabetes, high blood glucose levels can cause nerve damage. I think I went non-controlled for too long, and now I’m facing the consequences. My Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has gotten worse in the past few months and it has been driving me nuts during the last two weeks. The lack of sleep, the pain, the numbness… It’s annoying, it’s my fault.

I’m now sleeping with bracelets and it has helped a lot. I’m also undergoing a nerve study hopefully soon because my rheumatologist told me it would be a good idea. Hello? I’m typing and I can feel the tingling. I’m taking anti-inflammatory meds already and it seems to be working. I’m being tested for Lupus, but I seriously think it’s all diabetes-related.

Anyway, it’s just reality knocking on my door. At least my levels are “normal” now.

Back from Chicago, and OMG!

We had a pretty busy and eventful weekend. Stupid move: I didn’t bring my glucometer with me. I took my meds religiously, but the meter would’ve come very handy on Saturday afternoon when we got into a nasty car accident.

We were riding with a friend to the store, when a guy came out of a parking lot and hit us pretty hard. Thankfully nobody got injured, but I’m sure my blood glucose went up from the stress. I know when it’s high, I feel weird. Not to mention there was as birthday party to attend… and the FOOD… Anyway…

I’m glad to be home and back to my routine. I’ll make sure I keep posting on this weblog.

Every 10 Seconds

“Every 10 seconds…” is a short film exploring the devastating impact of the global [tag]diabetes epidemic[/tag]. Produced by award-winning Danish company FilmSolutions on behalf of the [tag]International Diabetes Federation[/tag] (IDF) and the [tag]World Diabetes Foundation[/tag] (WDF), this seven-minute movie explains why the global diabetes [tag]community[/tag] joined forces to champion the passage of the [tag]United Nations Resolution[/tag] on diabetes.