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Friday, June 23, 2017

Dont eat the carbs!

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This right here is why Americans with Diabetes with both types are in such bad shape. People pushing grains are behind the terrible dietary guidelines in this country. We dont need corn, oats, beans, or wheat to survive. No one does! Im not sorry grain industry, Im only sorry that we have been lied to for so many years, making so many people over weight and killing those of us with Type 1 from complications and giving so many more Type 2.

Diabetes=carb intolerance

Peanut Allergy=dont eat the freaking peanuts!

So why WHY do we keep telling people with Diabetes to eat so many damn carbs per meal?!


I really wish it was easier to buy real food in American grocery stores instead of all the crap ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, maltodextrin (more corn) sugar and preservatives up the wazoo. Almost every single item in the grocery store has corn and sugar in it in some form. We dont need CORN AND SUGAR in all the food we eat.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Have you ever looked at your insulin pump site up close?

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Have you ever looked at your insulin pump site up close like with your cell phone zoomed in? Well do not do it. It is actually kind of gross! I had to do that today because I thought my new leg site was leaking blood.

It is not leaking thankfully since it was my second attempt. My first resulting in me hitting a blood vessel or vein, never a pleasant experience.

This is why leg sites suck for me.

Gotta love it when you bend an infusion set after its been in your leg for 3 days.   This is why leg sites are so hard for me.  They get bent.  Being thin is not always the greatest thing in the world when you rely on body fat for insulin pump sites and you cant use your abdomen at all because it hurts like hell there.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Trying some new real estate for my insulin pump.

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Trying my insulin pump site on my leg again for the first time in over 4 years. My last attempts resulted in a terrific stabbing feeling on my thigh causing me to whip my pants down in a parking lot to rip it out in front of my male cousins! Haha!  It felt like a knife in my thigh muscle.

I am trying outside thigh aka saddlebag area. Lol! I dont have much fat there but more than the front of my thigh where I use to try. I figured if I can wear my dexcom sensor there without any pain, I might as well try it.  I have got to find some new real estate for my pump.  I am sick and tired of using the sides of my hip/butt area and my lovehandle area. Im hoping and praying this works.

Might attempt my calf where I have been wearing my dexcom without "much" pain. The calf/right below my knee dex site will hurt a little for a day or two but then its good. I almost give up every time I use my calf because it is a bit painful but the pain does subside.  I think its just that its a whole new area and my tissue is not at all use to being stabbed there.  The lovehandle spots use to hurt like hell at first too, but those spots adjusted somehow.

The anxiety of trying a new spot is very real. I have to psych myself up every time only because of previous attempts going badly.  So what I have been doing is squeezing the area up kind of hard to feel the pain of squeezing vs. the pain of a needle going into my skin. I have tough skin so I have to push rather hard to get my comfort short angled set into my body fat.

The joys of type 1 Diabetes....they just never stop giving! 

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