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  1. Rachel
    Rachel September 4, 2014 at 7:44 am | | Reply

    About once a year my insurance makes me take a CGM break, and like you Amy I find it a little freeing. This last time I was without it for nearly 2 months and just got it back” and love the data stream!

  2. Karen
    Karen September 4, 2014 at 7:56 am | | Reply

    Yup, I’ve been in the d-blahs too, so this post was a welcome read. I’m currently in the midst of a 1 day CGM break that has somehow turned into a week. I’m putting a new sensor in tomorrow and although it’s been nice have a break from blaring out of range reminders, I am looking forward to having those graphs at my disposal again.

  3. Kelly
    Kelly September 4, 2014 at 8:43 am | | Reply

    I am not a diabetic, but my daughter (11) is, and since I’ve essentially had total control over her diabetes for the past 6 years since diagnosis, I feel like I’m allowed to have the d-blahs too!! My latest type 1 “peeve” is hormones!!! Ahhhhhhh!!!! The hormones have taken over our house! My daughter is 11 going on 25, and as if being a pre-teen wasn’t dramatic and life-altering enough, the diabetes has apparently increased her crazy level ten fold. The emotions run rampant (she may as well be schizophrenic), and I can’t keep up with the basal-adjusting for one hot second!

    “Dear hormones, please tell me how much I can pay you to level out. At least choose if you’re going to take over my daughter’s mind or pancrease.”

    Signed- the ever confused parent of a T1d preteen

    1. Michelle T1D 30 Years
      Michelle T1D 30 Years September 4, 2014 at 5:36 pm | | Reply

      As a T1 who was diagnosed at 14, I truly, deeply, feel your pain from the other side and as an adult looking back.

  4. Scott K. Johnson
    Scott K. Johnson September 4, 2014 at 9:52 am | | Reply

    Thanks for the mention, Mike. And yeah, I’m right there with you. I can sometimes do pretty good with the dietary willpower, but if a low BG sneaks up on me then it’s game over.

    So hard to stay rational in the midst of those lows.

  5. Scott K. Johnson
    Scott K. Johnson September 4, 2014 at 9:56 am | | Reply

    And thank you, too, Amy! There might be something to that dedicated measuring cup idea. I’ll have to give that some thought.

  6. Daisy
    Daisy September 4, 2014 at 2:19 pm | | Reply

    My pet peeve is the attitude that I get about my weight. I would like for people (especially health professionals) to believe that I eat healthy food, and most importantly, that I exercise regularly. Do I need to lose 40 pounds? Sure. I even do long distance bike rides and weightlifting. Would I get treated differently if I weighed 130 pounds? Very much so.

  7. Nancy
    Nancy September 4, 2014 at 5:04 pm | | Reply

    I buy a a container of blueberies and a bag of (healthy) popcorn for my snacks. I had been purchasing the individual sized of popcorn since they are pre-measured. Last week I bought a big bag since they were out of individual sizes. Then I thought – wow – if I had measuring cups at work, this would be so much cheaper!

    1. Carmen
      Carmen September 5, 2014 at 5:16 am | | Reply

      Or, you could buy the big bag of popcorn and a box of snack baggies and fill them. Then just grab and go in the mornings. Lucky you being able to eat popcorn!!! Popcorn for me shoots me through the roof no matter the topping/seasoning or not. Sigh. I do seem to be able to sneak a few blueberries on my salad without too much rise however.

  8. Dan
    Dan September 5, 2014 at 6:32 am | | Reply

    Hi Amy,
    My focus is on your Workout Hack. The original song from the 1920′s has been the need to balance Insulin, Carbs and Exercise. This is modified for T1D’s. Our insulin pumps have a section for insulin to carb ratios. I have run into very few T1Ds that are aware of these numbers and how this ratio can change through the day. Now, the missing ratio. What would be the exercise to insulin ratio for a 24 period. Having exercised early morning, late morning, early afternoon, late afternoon, early evening and late evening and with an attempt to match the exercise with control. Wow! Totally different impacts on my bg readings. Have added glucose, drinks, temporary basal flows and have shut off my pump. Monitoring exercise and a way to measure the impact on bg is a current missing factor to help us with our management of T1D.
    As always have a great day.

  9. Emily
    Emily September 6, 2014 at 7:27 pm | | Reply

    I am so thankful I just stumbled across this blog…I haven’t quite been able to put into words what I’ve been feeling! D-blah is exactly it, tho! I was diagnosed two years ago at 28 years old. In the beginning, I saw this lifestyle change as an exciting new challenge. However, over the last several months, I have lost focus and discipline and I have been so utterly discouraged and, ultimately, dissapointed in myself. I try my hardest not to trouble my family with worry about my condition or even the everyday ups and downs. It’s nice to know there are others, who have a much better way with words than I, that are experiencing and sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly. Thanks!

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