Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Mini Big Blue Test

Since writing my post on depression, I’ve started feeling better.  Writing it all down was a big step in working through it, and of course the wonderful and supportive comments I received meant so much to me.  Working on a fun project Thursday night was great for giving me something productive to focus on.  And a trip to NYC to see the insulin exhibit at the New York Historical Society with some (but sadly, not all) of my favorite D-OC members was the icing on the cupcake.

Treatment for AllManny and Kerri

In a nutshell, I’ve been feeling so much better.  Well, emotionally I’m back on track.  Physically, not so much.  Along with wonderful memories of my trip to NYC, I seem to have brought home a bad cold.  I spent World Diabetes Day coughing, sneezing and napping.  In fact, I was dismayed to wake up and discover I had napped right through the Big Blue Test.

As disappointed as I was to miss the fun of the Big Blue Test, it turns out it wasn’t a total loss.  My friend Bob wasn’t able to do the test on Sunday either, and he graciously agreed to do a Mini Big Blue Test with me yesterday at 2 pm.  We each tested "together", walked "together" and tested once more.


Before our Mini Big Blue Test, my feline assistant K.C. noted that my blood sugar was 111.  After two days spent resting on the couch, my 14 minutes on the treadmill was quite a workout.  K.C. confirmed that my blood sugar rang in at 94 after my walk.  I was in great shape for a late lunch.

Thank you, Bob, for being such a good sport and humoring me with our Mini Big Blue Test.  I had a lot of fun taking a virtual walk with you!


  1. I am so sorry. I have had such a hard time keeping up with things that I had no idea you had posted about the other D.

    I am glad to hear that your feeling better. BTW: I flaked on the big blue test too :( SHAME ON ME!

  2. Looks like you have one lovely assistant! Glad you are feeling better. One day at a time.

  3. We missed the Big Blue the car driving back from Joe's hockey game...He had a 50% decreased basal going to keep him "safe" after the games anyway...

    It is so interesting to see how everyone's bgs responded to the activity.

    Glad you are improving on the D front girl!!! You are loved by many! xoxo

  4. I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better.

    Next meet up in NYC is with us!

  5. Good for you on the mini big blue test. :) I didn't get to do it (work, blah). I should do it too.... I may have to find some people this weekend to do it with me. :)
    Yay! I'm glad you got to go to the insulin exhibit. Pretty cool, huh? :)

  6. Karen-

    I am glad you are feeling better. KC is too cute. I wish I could've been in NYC for the WDD meet-up.

  7. I've been a bit absent from the DOC -- I must have missed your post about the other D but I am glad you are feeling better. Well, except for that pesky cold!

    Keep your chin up! I think you are amazing!! :)

  8. So glad to hear that you're feeling better.

    And how fun to get to do a "make-up" test with Bob!

    P.S. KC looks uber cute...


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