Limbo Stick or Not: How Low Can You Go?

It was as if somebody had dumped a bucket of cold water on me, but there was no water and no bucket. Instead, I was freezing and sweating — the result of a blood glucose in the 30's. I checked again. Yep. That's where it was, all right. Dang... Read More

Low and Behold — Stress Happens

"Did you know your hand is shaking?" my husband asked. "Yes," I responded with all the sarcasm a low blood glucose (BG) would allow. Actually, a low BG allows for quite a bit of sarcasm. Maybe "allow" isn't the right word. I can be sort of obnoxious, which should never be allowed... Read More

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

What's that old Connie Francis song? Oh, yeah: "V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N! In the summer sun!" For many people, summertime is time to hit the road. Most just throw some stuff in a suitcase and go. Those of us with diabetes have a bit of planning to do... Read More

Computer-Aided Diabetes Care? Why Not?

What did we ever do without computers?" I asked myself, both rhetorically and somewhat sarcastically after dealing with a minor glitch. I swear I could hear the voice of the Wicked Witch of the West cackling "I'll get you, my pretty" in the background... Read More

Will Spring Ever Arrive?

Where's my head this week? Gee, I wish I knew. I remember I saw the endocrinologist in March and my HbA1c was 6.5%. Lipids were normal, blood pressure was normal, and he was a happy camper. Or maybe he just wanted me out of there, since I hadn't showered for two days... Read More

“We’ll All Get Old If We Live Long Enough”

Mom was talking the other day about finding herself a nursing home or assisted living place to move into before we (my three brothers and I) are "burdened" by her. She's gotten a bit forgetful of late, although I haven't noticed it all that much. Her father had Alzheimer and she may be thinking about how he didn't even remember her... Read More