Sick, Too High, Hungry, and Frustrated + Thinking CGM?

*As I write this, my blood sugar is very high. So, if this doesn’t make sense, I apologize.*

I try to not complain too much about my diabetes, and I know i haven’t written on here in quite a while, but I’ve been having a really bad “Diabetic Day.” well..lets just call it a “Bad Diabetic Weekend?” yeah. I kept waking up the next day hoping I would feel better, but it seems like my blood sugars are going nowhere along with this cold. No matter how much i correct.

I’ve already gone through 2 site changes, 2 bottles of insulin, taken some shots, and who knows how many bottles of water. 

I know when you have a cold, blood sugars are a challenge anyway, but this morning, well last night, I went to sleep and my number was 273, so I corrected and tested 2 hours later (umm 2:30 in the morning) and I was only 197. Then, at 6am, I was so thirsty, I woke myself up. Tested again and I was back up to 251. Woke up at 197. Took a shot to correct even though i was wearing my pump, but at this point, i was not convinced my insulin or my pump site was good. So after waiting a while, I took a shot for my breakfast, 2 eggs and a fiberOne Blueberry Muffin. calculated the carbs, took a shot, ate my cold eggs, and then changed my site with a new bottle of insulin. Waited.

Now it’s 1:30pm in the afternoon, I’m hungry, not really sure how i feel because I’m achy everywhere anyway, (thank you sore throat, chills, coughing) and I tested. Im 421. 421?????? How in the world??? I did not feel this one coming. 

Freaking out and not sure what to do anymore, I called my endocrinologist’s office and spoke to them about what’s been going on all weekend. She told me to test for key tones, (she waited on the line- they’re at TRACE, the light pink, 5 level. Not too bad, but still, I have key tones and she told me drink lots of bottles of water) and to re-test my blood sugar. Even though I was had tested 10 minutes earlier and also corrected with my pump, she said to test again anyway. I was 336. She said to wait the 2 hours before correcting anything, and to only take shots using my insulin pens, until I’m back under control. And of course, now, I’m sitting here chugging water and blogging.

I’m hungry. and I’m not thirsty. I don’t want water. anymore. can someone go eat lunch for me??

Being on a CGM Sensor right now would be a good idea. I go into my endocrinologist tomorrow and will ask about what I need to do to get back on it. (If you’ve read my past blogs, you’d know the CGM and I are not the greatest of friends in terms of accuracy, (this was years ago)) so I am open to anything.  Any thoughts on what you guys prefer wearing? The Dexcom? The Minimed CGM? Any reasons why one over the other???

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I want to make a tumblrbetic directory, so reblog if you have diabetes…no matter the type!

Type1 since age 4, 20 years since I was diagnosed! Blogging about diabetes since forever ago and advocating+fundraising for a cure since age 6. I’d love to add you to my blogroll over at curemoll.com?

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diabeticangels:

Happy Valentines Day from the @DiabeticAngels featuring the #candycarblist for all things sweet!! See it all at: http://www.diabeticangels.com/post/76414620186/valentines and on#pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/pin/337981147007636800/ 

Hope you all had a wonderful and #HappyValentinesDay! 

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Short Survey!

diabeticangels:

Our friend Ashley is looking for some help from some awesome diabetics! She’s currently doing research through her college (Winona State University in Minnesota) on individuals with type 1 diabetes and their self-care behaviors! All she needs is some volunteers who are type 1 diabetics and at least 18 years old to take a super short survey!

If you would be willing to help out, let us know with your email address in the comment section here or inbox us at blog@diabeticangels.com! 

Also if you know some people, PLEASE spread the word.
She needs 120 people by next month!

Thank You!

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November’s Diabetes Awareness Month “Photo-A-Day”

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Since it’s the last day of November, here is my 30 day collection of November’s Diabetes Awareness Month “Photo-a-Day!” Enjoy all in one blog post! Click through to see all pictures…and more! 

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#day1 – Past. 
Throwback to when Jackie and I won the the Most Caring Young American Award in Washington, D.C. Such an honor for the Diabetic Angels and us to be recognized.

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#day2 #Check
During a trip to Nashville, I had to change my site in the car because when I checked my blood sugar, it was so high and i discovered that my pump had come out and I hadn’t been delivering insulin for the whole morning. Not fun, but a new experience! Changing my site in the car! 🙂 

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#day3 #snacks
Grabbing a snack while the four of us rollerbladed in Newport Beach, California! 

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#day4 #day20 #day19 #proud #healthy #chronic
Celebrating 20 years of good health and living with a chronic disease.  

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#day5 #advocate
Jackie and I speaking on the stops of the Capitol advocating the need for more funding for diabetes research. 

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#day6 #day9 #relationship #support
The relationship the four of us in MJ2 is so special! Having the support from my sister, mother, and aunt means the world to me, and I cherish that every day!!! 

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#day8 #organization
The Diabetic Angels is an organization we formed when we were in 4th grade after experiencing discrimination…and the Diabetic Angels were created to help reduce the ignorance and fear…and to teach our friends and family about diabetes, how to use glucagon, what to do in an emergency, and so many other things. We’ve gone from fax machines to a website since we’ve started, and we will continue to forge ahead until there’s a cure!

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#day10 #exercise
Getting some exercise and rollerblading with my family!

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#day11 #play
Playing guitar on stage with my family…LOVE!

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#day12 #work
Working on a new MJ2 song….always songwriting, practicing, learning, and rehearsing! 

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#day13 #awareness
Helping spread awareness when Jackie and I were on Good Morning America for several GMA Video Diaries when we were younger…showing people what it’s like to live with diabetes on a daily basis. 

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#day14 #WDD
We’ve shut down the site on World Diabetes Day to protest on behalf of all diabetics, the fact that there is NO CURE! 

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#day15 #alert
My latest a1c!!!! 7.2!!! SO HAPPY about this! It’s been a stressful few years and my a1c’s have been higher than I wanted, so 7.2 is a huge step in the right direction!

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#day16 #blood
Well….sometimes when I poke my finger, 2 holes decide to bleed. So i made a smiley face and saw the bright side of this weird moment!

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#day17 #doc
Meeting Kerri Morrone-Sparling in New York City, she is such an inspiration to me and a huge part of the “DOC” (Diabetic Online Community)

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#day18 #frustration
Pure frustration when you find out your site came out at the Rodeo…when you’re not home or have an extra supply of insulin. Not cool. 

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#day21 #sweet
Celebrating my “20th Diabetic Anniversary” with something sweet!!! 

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#day22 #happy
HAPPY about my blood sugar being 98 when I was at the beach, PURE JOY RIGHT THERE!

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#day23 #diagnosis
The night before I was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes. 

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#day24 #cure

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#day25 #wishlist
This is a drawing my sister drew when we were in grade school…..the picture says it all.

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#day26 #day28 #healthcare #necessary
The necessary healthcare supplies I need every day.

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#day29 #travel
My idea of packing/storing lots and lots of glucose tablets….read my tutorial here.

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#day30 #future
My future is to be cured of diabetes.

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You Can’t Say Love Enough + MJ2 and 18 celebrity friends

You Can’t Say Love Enough + MJ2 and 18 celebrity friends

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DIABETIC ANGELS RISE UP

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As most of you know, MJ2 and the Diabetic Angels are HUGE supporters of the Diabetes Community and Research, and like most people in the DOC, we too are wearing blue, not because it’s our favorite color, but because it’s a state of mind. With that said, The Diabetic Angels’ website has shut down in protest! After years and years, there is still NO CURE for diabetes!  25.8 million people STILL have diabetes.  We’ve shut down the site on World Diabetes Day to protest on behalf of all diabetics, the fact that there is NO CURE. 

While we’re grateful to Dr. Banting, researchers, and the entire diabetic community for their tireless effort, governments and people around the world must unite to cure this devastating global disease.  Still don’t have a cure, still need insulin to survive, still need to prick our fingers, still have complications. “Still Have Diabetes” must become “Used To Have Diabetes!”

Join the Diabetic Angels in our protest and make your voice heard!  – follow us on twitterlike us on Facebook – instagram – subscribe

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Can’t help but think of @sixuntilme when i see #Peeps! Christmas Edition!! Hehe

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#bgnow 438. Now blood sugar, reeeeally? Must you do this now? I have to wake early! And by the way, thanks Mr. Bad Insulin!! Now I NEED to change my pump site, open new insulin, and wake up at 1am to re-test. Great. No Keytones though, if i look on the bright side! 

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20th Diabetic Anniversary. Ideas? Adventerous suggestions? Anyone? And go!!! #type1 #diaversary #diabetes #diabetic

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#curemoll – My “i hate diabetes, i am so frustratred” post.

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Drinking some much needed #coffee! Ordered a #mocha at the Coffee Pub! Yum! ☕ (at The Coffee Pub)

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The temperature outside is higher than my perfect blood sugar. Yessssss!!!!! #vegas #heat #summer

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