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Monday, August 14, 2017

Is it possible to have a tape reaction on one spot and not the other?

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It is no secret, I love my opsite flexifix tape for my pump sites and dexcom sensors, if a person CAN actually say they LOVE being attached to two medical devices held on by tape every single moment of every day.

Lately when I wear my dexcom on my outer thigh, where the "saddlebag" area is the tape starts to really bother me around the edges. Its super wierd, if I just loosen the tape on the edges it usually stops feeling like its burning. The tape doesnt feel like it's burning anywhere else, its so strange.  Anyone else have a tape reaction in one spot and not another?

This sensor I put on the other day has been burning under the tape and it was the first one out of a new box and the accuracy has been shit. The first night it set off my dexcom followers urgent low alarms, I was 160...then in the morning it said I was 367!! I was like 120! Wtf?! Tomorrow I'm calling dexcom if it doesn't shape up. My urgent alarm had not gotten to the point of screaming in my ear, I was sleeping really hard I guess.

Im not sure how much longer I can use thighs, since I started this amazing workout system almost 2 months ago, Ill share more tomorrow, my thigh fat is disappearing fast into all muscle and the dexcom wire keeps stabbing the bajeebers out of my thigh muscle. It feels like a knife going into your leg, no Ive never actually been stabbed by a knife, thankfully.

I dont like to do arms in the summer, but maybe I will go back to my calf, this whole thigh spot really REALLY hurts when it stabs me.

Oh and Im back on track, again, with low carb. I have a million zucchini to shred and freeze tomorrow, I might just croak in front of my food processor. 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Times when I really wish I didnt have t1d the most.

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Family gatherings and good food that I want to eat and usually do eat and then the guilt and stupid stubborn ass high blood sugar that follows.

I enjoy living low carb, but damn it, sometimes I want to feel like a regular person. It never works, I dont know why I give in, but I do.

Today sucked royally and so did last weekend.

Since low carb my body freaks the f*ck out on me when I eat carbs. Especially bread and potatoes.

I just wanted some damn potato salad. Then I ate a really really good brownie.

Then the hell broke loose. I took a lot of insulin. Then it did nothing. I came home walked half a mile, still nothing. Holy eff. Changed pump site, took some freaking meds for the headache and tums so I didnt puke. Yep. Smart. Realing f*cking smart. Eat the potatoes and the brownie Megan. Itll be fine. Yeah not so much.

I am so tired of this disease today. Tomorrow is a new day, Ill start over, start fresh, make better choices. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Why are people such cry babies today?

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When and why did society become so thin skinned? Why are people such big cry babies these days?  You cannot say anything to anyone without someone "being offended"! Get over yourselves, don't take everything so personally, unless it is a personal attack, no one is out to attack you or intentionally hurt your feelings at the same time dont make fun of a persons personal battles on purpose, that is not ok or acceptable.  I have t1d yeah, so I know a lot of scary shit can happen, I do not need reminders.  On a daily basis since becoming a type 1 Diabetic I am subjected to rude comments, stares, stupid meme's (who came up with that dumbass word anyway) about Diabeetus, people telling me their aunt/uncle/grandma/grandpa whoever died/lost a leg/foot/eyesight/kidney failure from the EXACT DISEASE I LIVE WITH, because yeah that is socially acceptable to say, in not so many words, oh Im sorry your gonna die JUST LIKE THEM, BUT I'm not allowed to post about eating low carb/working out/losing weight (because oh by the way if you weight less than 130 pounds I guess youre not allowed to dislike anything about your body or want to change it or better yourself), surely DO NOT TALK ABOUT THAT!  You are not allowed to talk about low carb because it pisses other people off that their will power is too crappy to give up the carb addiction, but yeah, thats my fault, so do not talk about that EITHER, BUT ASK ME instead about how BAD TYPE 1 IS and that your grandparent DIED FROM IT?! Yeah, because that doesnt hurt you to say that to me so its ok, but I can't talk to you about low carb/losing weight or how I called you out about about your shitty diabeetus meme or crying about the pregnancy glucose challenge test. I am just so tired of people being big babies, get over it, toughen the hell up. Seriously. The world is an eff'ed up place, if you wanna cry about reading about other people doing/eating/working out better than you, either get the eff off facebook or get off your ass and do better for yourself instead of whining and complaining. Tomorrow is a new day, only you can change you.

**Side note "you" in this post is no one person in particular.  I am just so tired of people crying about stupid pointless shit on the internet. You are alive, you woke up above ground, be thankful, grab your life by the horns and take control and LIVE your life. You only get ONE TRIP, ENJOY THE HELL OUT OF IT! I cannot tell you how many people I know and love whos trip was cut short and ripped the hell out from under their feet, but that is life, you never know when  your last day is.  

Thursday, August 3, 2017

So I fell off the face of the earth, but Im back now.

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Life has been busy and crazy but in good ways.  I have not had much free time to dedicate to blogging with 2 kids and a husband and a small farm and dogs and cats.

Tonight I am inspired to blog because of these persistant letters that Hines and Associates keeps mailing to me, for their so called "disease management". Yeah, just saying that makes me want to vomit.  These letters are nothing more than more of the fear mongering pamphlets that we get from our doctors offices and hear about from all of our family and friends. This most recent pamphlet is about teeth, gums and eye care. Yeah, GEE AFTER 17 YEARS I had NO IDEA. Come on.  

Anyway I emailed these people back to tell them to stop mailing me this junk. I instead told them how they can really help the Diabetes community by offering us assistance in managing our blood sugars, instead of making us FEAR our blood sugars. The PWD community needs help and guidance to better care, better doctors, CDE's and to get people away from general practitioners who are still using old insulins like Humuli, novolin, NPH and ultralente (is that crap still around) it's just a joke.  I can't tell you how many people I've talked to and got them into an endocrinologist or CDE because their general practitioner didn't have a clue how to manage their diabetes or had them checking their blood sugar ONCE A DAY? WHY WHY WHY ONCE, REALLY?  Thats just stuuuuuuupid.

I cant tell you how many people I have convinced to use a Dexcom CGM or to look into an insulin pump. My uncle now wears a pump and dexcom because I explained to him how much better he could live not just survive with t1d. Why the HELL arent doctors trying to help more of us live and not just survive? We DESERVE TO LIVE! We deserve to know about ALL OF THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE NOT JUST SOME OF THEM! 

The Diabetes community needs positive reinforcement, not fear. We need our friends and family to support us not criticize us. We need the bullshit cartoons saying DIABEETUS to stop, its not a joke, neither is any other disease. I dont joke about any diseases, ever. 

We need the medical community to embrace discussing LOW CARB! Diabetes is carb intolerance, you dont feed a peanut allergy patient peanuts but yet tell the person with diabetes to eat all the carbs they want. Its ok because we wont die instantly but it will kill us slowly and the end of our lives, the retirement days, will suck ass. We will be in kidney failure, blind, lose a foot, neuropathy, you name it, Diabetes uncontrolled MESSES UP OUR ENTIRE BODIES!  I did not realize how much of a GAME CHANGER it was to go low carb until I ran across some ppl on Facebook who were kicking diabetes ASS eating low carb!! I FELT ROBBED as no doctor ever said, hey Megan you know if you like just cut out a lot of carbs your diabetes would be like way way easier. Yeah I have bad days, people bring shit into my house loaded with sugar and I lose my battle and eat it. Its hard, carb addiction is HARD but most days I win. Living with t1d is HARD and I HATE IT but what is my other option?!.......

Like really, how is this going to help me or make me feel better about living with a life long chronic incurable disease? 
  


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