Monday, January 14, 2008

Heaven in a disaster area or D Humor!

I have seen more highs and lows and kinked pump catheters. Correcting down highs and trying to keep Somogyi and his demons at bay. Like Robert Johnson, there is a HellHound On My Trail. So with further ado, here are some of my winners:

Darn Effect aka D*** Effect- What Goes Down Must Come Up. Hymn to it is "Spinning Wheel" by Blood, Sweat & Tears
I Can't Drive at 55- Classic Rock song for D People.
Oh, Dexcom, Where art Thou!

Other D News in East Tennessee. Diabetes Update is on January 19, 2008. It will be held at Bearden High School in Knoxville, TN. To register, call 1-888-DIABETES x 3341. There are superb speakers and lots of major Diabetes vendors and education providers on hand. Worth attending for East Tennessee people. An American Diabetes Association event. Tell them I sent you.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

2008 is now here!

I have just began to realize that I have survived another trip around the sun. Many things have come and gone. I have managed to control Diabetes instead of Diabetes controlling me. I have met many great people. Paige of Tennessee Mountain Cur is a favorite blogger and recommended reading. I have also learned how to Blog and enjoy posting this for all. I am getting comfortable with dealing with toddlers with Diabetes after several crises.

I have also learned that I am not a good candidate for the Baclofen pump, so a different direction on spasticity is needed. Most oral medicines don't do well for me at doses which work. The side effects aren't livable. So back to Siskin for advice. I am also in the process of setting up an appointment with a new endocrinologist.

I desire to lose weight and gain more energy and confidence and keep blood sugar in the same excellent range. My HbA1C has been between 5.4-5.7 all of 2007. So I am wishing all a fine 2008 and may all drink in life's possibilities. I am hoping spina bifida doesn't give me any new issues and we do fine. I hope to get my hip more stable.