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Entries from September 1, 2010 - September 30, 2010


Advice Needed

It’s really difficult to write a post today since my brain is busy thinking about the walk this weekend. I have the party pretty much figured out. Music, food, prizes, all are good to go.

For the walk though I am kind of scrambling. The last two walks I did were for the ADA and the teams were much smaller than this team. I can round up 15 people but 60! 60 people are a lot to manage and I want to make sure I am doing this right.

I will have signs with the “Team Ninjabetic” on them for people to see but what else should I bring to the walk? I will have shirts ready for the walkers but is there anything else I should do?

I am calling on all of the veteran team captains for some help. Any advice would be appreciated!



Lately, I have been an emotional wreck. Every other email I read has me welling up with tears. Every other conversation with my daughter turns into a heated debate. Every bill I get in the mail is making me depressed.

And no I am not pregnant.

My blood sugars have been all over the place too. Yesterday I never saw a number over 150 but this morning I woke up to a 170 and have been fighting highs all morning. So the question is, are my emotions causing the up and down BG’s or are my up and down BG’s causing the emotions?

I hate this.

I hate that sneaky seeping diabetes does into every facet of our lives. The way it can cause confusion and frustration, and how it can be affected by confusion and frustration!


You still with me? What I am trying to say is that diabetes has a way of making me second guess everything and as of late, it is driving me nuts.

I need to be able to count my carbs, bolus accordingly, and my BG’s are where they are supposed to be. Why can’t I have that? Why can’t we have that?

Would we complain about how annoying diabetes is if all the tools, techniques, and medicines just worked? I mean, without all the variables? The thing is, even if things worked the way they are “supposed” to and variables didn’t matter, Diabetes would still be awful. I just think that the frustration level for me, right now, is so high that I cannot see past much more.

Things are going to change. I will get over this I am sure. But right now, I am hating my diabetes life. 


You Tube Tuesday #190

This Saturday is the big day I have been planning for months! I am sure you are sick of me writing about it so I thought I would drive you even more nuts with a video clip about the walk.

Well, I should be clear, this is actually a clip of the the band Ugly Nelson that is playing at my 20th anniversary party. They are fantastic. Kind of country/classic/modern rock and with sweet harmonies that I love. Check them out.



Don't Read Today

Today will be a day to listen! 

I was asked to be a guest on Diabetes Power Show and the podcast is now up! I would love for you to check it out. 

If you don't have iTunes you can always listen right from the website which makes it nice and easy. 

In case you don't know, Diabetes Power Show is a weekly podcast that focuses on Diabetes education, support, and news. They typically have a guest on and discuss different topics all about diabetes. They have had many great guests on in the past so I encourage you to check out past shows if you missed any.

Anyhow, thank you so much Charlie, Chris, Theresa, and Chris for having me on the show. It was a lot of fun!



No D-Day

It's time again.


Last year the DOC celebrated a day without diabetes...almost.

You see we deal with diabetes all day long. Counting carbs, checking blood, drawing up syringes, calculating bolus, and even waiting for doctors. Then we get online and write blogs about diabetes, read about them, tweet about them, and update the status on our Facebook pages about diabetes. 

I'm not complaining because I love the OC, I love my people, I love sharing all about my dlife. BUT, I want to know more about all of you. I want to hear about your day BESIDES diabetes, or INSTEAD OF your diabetes.

We are all cool people with interesting stuff going on, lets spend one whole day and just share that stuff. I think it will be cool and last year was pretty great.

Here is my No D-Day post from last year to give you an idea of how it works. 

So what do you say? Are you in? Grab that banner above and on Thursday October 7th, let's not mention the D word. 

Do you think you can do it? I bet you can.

The thing is, you have to be willing to still hop on Twitter as much as you do now. Just Tweet about other stuff! 

So? Whaddya think?