Monday, October 24, 2011

Couldn’t you do without . . . .

Ugh, it's Monday morning. I can certainly do without Monday mornings, especially chilly ones like today.  So please allow my crabby self to indulge in some serious griping.  (Would that make me a complex crab??)  Is it just me, or couldn’t you do without . . . .

. . . gushers??  I pulled my site during yesterday’s site change and ended up with blood down my leg, all over my hand, and in a huge splotch on my favorite pajamas.

ComplexCrab . . . huge blood sugar spikes after a healthy meal?? The other day I had one slice of low-carb whole grain toast, a piece of low-fat cheese and 15 grapes for breakfast.  And I spiked so high you'd have thought I ate a big plate of pancakes.

. . . needing to change your CGM sensor when it is reading perfectly???  It makes me really sad to have to yank out a sensor that is working really well.

. . . exercise??  Okay, okay, I know exercise is a great thing.  Some people even enjoy it a lot.  I guess I just wish I was one of them.  For me, it always feels like torture.

. . . dead batteries??  It always seems my pump’s battery decides to run out of juice just when I’m falling asleep.

. . . middle of the night lows??  I’m usually pretty good about not over-treating my lows.  But all bets are off when my meter flashes a reading in the 40s at 1:00 a.m.!!

Come on, don’t leave me here griping alone.  What could you do without??

14 comments:

  1. Is it cheating if I say Diabetes ;)

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  2. That is probably the most complex crab I have seen!

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  3. ...Being "real people sick"! I have a miserable cold today. Diabetes is enough; we should be pre-disastered for anything else!

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  4. Going to a new endo and hearing "wow, some of these numbers are really high" and "oh, you take a lot of insulin" in the first 15 minutes of meeting them. Snap judgment much? :|

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  5. I could do without middle of the night blood sugar frenzies. For Pete's sake. She's not even eating. Chill the eff out.

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  6. Those damn things are everywhere. Although, they tell me that the pajamas was all your fault. Sorry!!

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  7. I could do without judgmental endos and nurses. I could also do without all the appointments diabetics have to go to. Can I please be normal and never see a doctor rather than live the life of a hypochondriac?

    By the way, don't take your CGM out if it's working well. I was told those things can stay in for a week or more since they aren't infusing anything.

    Tristan

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  8. yes yes yes to all of this! re: #1, something that i'm grateful for was the mom in our pre-pump class who also has diabetes, who warned us about (and i quote) the "volcano of blood" that sometimes happens when you pull a site out. so glad she mentioned that, since we would have been completely freaked out the first time it happened!

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  9. I could do without a 372 plus ketones making my daughter sick to her stomach, twice. :(

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  10. ALL OF THE ABOVE. I hate having to change out a CGM site when I get perfect results. I also hate when you eat something and it spikes, and the next day you eat that same exact thing and the bs's are completely different. I also hate, when I know how much insulin I need for Dinner, which is the most because of this wonderful resistance, that I sometimes have to waste 10-15 units because if I change it in between my multiple bolus' my numbers SKY ROCKET. Why can't it just cooperate!

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  11. I could do without hauling around so much when traveling.

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  12. I could do without the guilt. I know, I know....but it's there just the same.

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  13. I could do without pricking my fingers multiple times to get one stupid little drop fo blood.

    I could do without the sore fingertips.

    I could do without the meter that I can't trust.

    I could do without the comments from my endo about losing weight, even though I'm literally about five pounds overweight.

    I could do without the guilt every time I eat a carb.

    I could do without leaving Organic Chemistry and Microbiology labs to test.

    I could do without the way the Asmanex (inhaled steroid for asthma) makes my blood sugars high.

    I could do without the migraines I get from lows.

    I could do without the way my family looks at me like I'm nuts because I drink juice when I'm low.

    I could do without the way having a bad asthma day and a bad blood sugar day makes me ten times more aggravated than usual.

    I could go on forever...so I'll just quit here.

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  14. Being that I just went to a new dentist yesterday, I'd say comments such as "What is your A1C?" and when I decide to not slap her for asking that and give the response it's above 7, she gets all frowny-faced and says, "Oh, you really should do better because that can lead to even worse problems with your teeth." I could do without that.

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