Blood Sugar Meters · Diabetes Unsorted

Blood sugar madness!

So last week I was complaining of higher than normal blood sugar levels… And I believed it was due to stress. Well, now I’ve completed my papers, walked across that stage at graduation, and am on the road to myrtle beach! But my sugars have not decreased! I’m not too sure what exactly to do. I… Continue reading Blood sugar madness!

Diabetes Unsorted · Diabetic Problems · omnipod insulin pump

I’m not Perfect

I am certainly not the most perfect diabetic out there, nor do I do claim to be! I mess up my sugars, I don’t eat 100% perfectly, and I don’t wash my hands before checking my blood sugar levels. I don’t always use alcohol swabs to clean off my skin and the top of the insulin bottle… Continue reading I’m not Perfect

Blood Sugar Meters · Diabetic Problems · omnipod insulin pump

Omnipod Occlusion while Priming

Last night I was changing my Omnipod, and had this weird little thing happen. I got a occlusion during the priming period? How does that work exactly? I am aware that not that many diabetics actually have an OmniPod, so let me clarify. An occlusion occurs when blood or insulin or a mix of moisture… Continue reading Omnipod Occlusion while Priming

Blood Sugar Levels

How to Deal With the Stress

It is finals week, so I have to admit I am especially stressed out this week. I have been noticing that I’ve had higher than normal blood sugars over the last couple weeks, and I’ve been blaming it simply on the stress I’ve been under. But what should I do to relax and reduce the… Continue reading How to Deal With the Stress

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes

Walk to Cure Diabetes

As many of you may already know, I participate every year in the Buffalo Walk to Cure Diabetes and the Westchester Walk to Cure Diabetes. Both walks help raise funds to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, and to make it easier for those suffering with type 1 diabetes, like myself. Here is a… Continue reading Walk to Cure Diabetes

Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)

New Dexcom G4

I have been receiving a lot of emails from Dexcom advising me to upgrade to the new G4 system from my Seven Plus system. That is great, and I would absolutely love to, but for $400? According to the email I just read, I can’t even have my insurance reimburse  me for the new system.… Continue reading New Dexcom G4

Diabetic Problems

Can Diabetics Donate Blood?

We had a blood drive at my church last week, and I called Red Cross to see if I was allowed to donate. The person I spoke to said yes, as long as my blood sugar levels were under control, I ate afterwards, and I wasn’t diagnosed before 1990 I could donate. Perfect! I was… Continue reading Can Diabetics Donate Blood?