The DL
I am so blessed. It's hard to remember that sometimes when you are under extreme stress. Yah law school! One of my best friends from college, (who I went on that Asia trip with) is visiting from Boston! We had an awesome time together on Sunday, and she gave me this adorable stuffed pancreas. It is literally one of the most thoughtful gifts I have ever received. My mom even cried when I showed her. It's also extra adorable because my friend is in Medical school. lol. When she gave it to me, she started talking about all these functions and such of the pancreas , and I had NO CLUE what she was talking about. I'm really glad there are people in the world who know more about my pancreas than me, especially when they are my friend. :) In the attached booklet, it has a cute little biography. My favorite part are the likes and dislikes.
Likes: cookies, cake, candy, insulin Dislikes: diabetes
We have very similar interests!! This thoughtful gift really got me thinking...I spend a lot of time thinking about how much I hate diabetes, and how it is a negative thing. But when she gave this to me, I smiled. Diabetes doesn't always have to be thought of that way. Here it took my friend to give me a stuffed pancreas, that is FOR SURE more usual than my current one. You can get your own HERE.
The DL
It has been an interesting past few days to say the least... A couple of years ago, I found out I was allergic to Colgate Total. The last time, I was in Florida on my Disneyworld vacation, and I had taken along a travel size of this toothpaste...well a few days in and it looked like I had thousands of blisters in my mouth...super fun...anyway, you would think something as scaring as that I would remember. Well, I guess I'm super smart and forgot and used it again! Of course this time, RIGHT BEFORE I left for New York. at least this time I realized I was having a reaction within a day of use. My wonderful mother forced me to go to urgent care, but of course I didn't want to go since I have to see enough doctors as is. I'm sure you can guess who won... I get to the urgent care and immediately they say I am having a severe allergic reaction. THANKS! I mention I have type 1 and they give me steroids. I have heard they raise blood sugars, but I was getting on a flight the next morning and didn't want to feel crappy on my trip. I think it is safe to say I would considered myself a pretty smart person. Let me write out these directions for you on the steroids.
Take 1 tab 3x a day for 2 days, then 1 tab for 2x a day for 2 days, then 1 tab a day every day for 2 days.
ARE YOU SERIOUS??? I had to read that AT LEAST 6 times before I got exactly what I was supposed to do. Anyway, here we are in New York, day two of these lovely steroids and my blood sugars ARE NOT HAPPY. NOT ONE BIT. They just DO NOT want to come down. It seems most Type 1's have this type of reaction, but it's not making me a happy girl. At least I have my dexcom here, letting me know I'm high all day. I just upped my basal and hopefully some walking in the freezing cold here in New York will help. I can't believe at home it is 80 degrees, and here it's in the 30's!! YEESSH. But seeing my brother is worth ANY temperature. View from the hotel of the Empire State Building :) In other news, before I left I ordered this wallet/diabetes supply bag. I'm really excited about it and here is a coupon for their site. As a girl with type 1, I really appreciate when my diabetes supplies can be cute, stylish and functional. I will let you all know how I like it!. **UPDATE** I can't believe I didn't mention it earlier! Skin tac is my dexcom HERO! My sensor stays on PERFECT -AND- there are no skin irritations. Dexcom should seriously look into including these in their packaging because I was a very unhappy customer until these. Thanks everyone for the tips!!! Time for me to go enjoy NY now!