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Relaxation Filled Weekend…Hopefully

November 12th, 2008 by Chris S

Hopefully this weekend is going to be a relaxed filled one.  I do not have any plans directly, however something always pops up and it gets hectic.  I plan on going to the driving range sometime this weekend, hopefully Saturday and then actually going golfing sometime on Sunday, but who knows, probably won’t get around to either one of them.  Sunday night is a big night because it is the Eagles – Giants game which is definitely going to mess with my blood sugar levels.

Sunday is also going to be a day that I am going out for pizza for dinner for my girlfriend’s grandfather’s birthday, so that right there also always screws with my blood sugar.  So that should be a fun night filled with testing my levels constantly.  Another thing this weekend is that I think my girlfriend is going to start on her photo album of our cruise, she always makes some awesome scrapbooking things…. hmmm maybe a business idea.  Send us your pics and she will scrapbook them for you!  Any buyers?  Well, I should probably ask her first huh?

Well you all have a great, safe weekend, and come back Monday to see how my sugars were throughout the game…. if you care…….later!

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Weekend Full of Hits, Pricks, and Sticks

October 15th, 2008 by Chris S

What a weekend this was.  It was filled with football, baseball, hockey, lancing devices, test strips, infusion sets, spilled insulin, high blood sugars, low blood sugars, alcohol, grilling, pasta….ohhh the life of a diabetic sports fan!

I had a goal of testing after every single quarter of every single game that I was watching, and I did!  The numbers were high for a while, which I don’t know why, but I was able to bring them back down.  However, the UF-LSU game is the reason I think they were sky high.  My roomate is a Gators fan, and I hate the Gators, so that is why I was irritated.  Yesterday was good for the Eagles, but not so good for the Phillies.

On to other things, I should know sometime this week a little more about my insurance coverage and what my next steps are going to be.  I would like to get on the CGMS, but who knows what is going to go on with that.  I don’t really mind testing my sugar, it is just that I usually forget to test, not that I don’t want to.

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Trouble Bringing Down a High

October 7th, 2008 by Chris S

Over the weekend I had a hard time bringing down a big time high.  I had a sub for lunch and took the correct amount of insulin.  I was drinking light lemonade, which was supposed to have only 2 g of sugar per 8 oz.  I had probably 2 cups of it, so only 16 oz.  After I got home, I tested about 2 hours later, and my blood sugar was 425!!  I have no idea how it went up that high.  The only thing that I can think of is that the lemonade I was drinking, was not light and really spiked the sugar levels.  I corrected, and corrected, and corrected.  It took me almost 6 hours to finally get my sugars back down under 200, then when I woke up in the morning, over 300 again!

It was a rough weekend with the sugars.  This morning it was pretty high too.  They should be good and stable this week, because I made some changes to my basal rates, and eating a lot more healthier.  I will also be hitting the gym full blown this week too.  I slowly worked myself back, and now I am back in a little better shape.  Still can’t run as far as I used to be able to, but I am working on it.

Also, the fact that my Eagles lost this weekend, did not help much either!  Virginia Tech did win, but that doesn’t overpower the birds loss.  And not to mention the OAR concert changed locations the night before, and I didn’t get the e-mail update until it was too late.

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Carrying a Meter Everywhere I Go Now!

October 7th, 2008 by Chris S

What a long weekend I have coming up!  Tomorrow I have to go somewhere all day for work, a nice little seminar.  Then Friday night there is an OAR concert at Mizner Park in Boca, so you know I’ll be there (Crazy Game of Poker!).  Saturday then is football day of course, then Saturday night is the big fight.  Sunday, of course at 1 is the Eagles game, a lot of stuff to do so little time to do it.

The good thing in all of this is that I am now testing my blood sugar between all of this stuff.  I have a case small enough now that can fit my meter, lancing device, and strips in my back pocket like a wallet, so it is not a hassle to carry around anymore.  I even take it fishing with me!  I always get inspired to do stuff like this when I see something on tv, this time it was an ESPN interview with Jay Cutler about his T1 diabetes on Sunday.  This time I am going to follow through and stay consistent with it!

I just purchased my tickets to go back home for Thanksgiving.  I haven’t been home since Christmas, that is the longest I have been away from my family!  But in times like this, you gotta do what you gotta do to keep a steady job right?  Well you all have a great day and have a great weekend also!

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Diabetic Supplies While Fishing

September 24th, 2008 by Chris S

I played tennis yesterday for almost 2 hours.  When you play it correctly, it is way too tiring.  I was hurting all last night and then all day today.  I was playing with my roommate, who is pretty good also, so he whooped me the first set, but then the second one we split, then we stopped playing because we wanted to go fishing also.  When i went to go fishing, I made sure that I took my bag that has my sugar tabs, a Gatorade, meter, and of course sunflower seeds.  When we got to the canal, my roommate looks at me and says, “give me a worm.”  After I told him that I didn’t have any he says, “well what do you have in the bag, I thought you had all the fishing stuff in there!”

So after explaining to him that I don’t carry fishing stuff in that bag, but my potential life saving supplies, we decided to just go back to the house and watch TV.  I watched the movie, “The Eye” last night and it was extremely scary.  I was so freaked out after watching it, I thought I was seeing grey shadows all night long.

This weekend I am going to the Brad Paisley concert featuring Jewel at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL.  These days scare me because the concert starts at like 7 I guess, but the tailgaiting starts at about noon-ish.  I’ll also be missing football all day long, but what are you going to do?  I will set a goal of testing 5 times while at the event, I need to start meeting these goals.

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And Football Season Begins

September 11th, 2008 by Chris S

This weekend marks the beginning of the Eagles football season. Along with that comes blood sugars that range all over the place during the games.  They shoot up and down and left and right.  When it’s a close game, it is even worse.  A new season comes with a new chance to do things differently, so this year, i WILL bring my meter  to the bar with me to watch the game.  It should be an easy game, but who knows.

Anyway, I have been tracking Ike all day today, and it seems that the latest advisory and tracking pattern is more something I was wanting to see, that it looks like it will be missing us down here in South Florida.  I still haven’t received my A1c results yet, and I got the bloodwork done last Thursday.  I called my doctor and she told me that she hasn’t received them yet, but Quest Diagnostics told me that they faxed them to her already, and that they will re-fax it over.  I was a little excited to see these results because I think that I did better.

The weight loss is coming along, slowly, but surely.  I am down about 4-5 pounds since 2 weeks ago when I started running again.  The only problem that I am having is still the snacking and munching.  I am eating smaller meals, but then I am starving, and I cant fight the hunger, so I am picking at little things.  Also, I haven’t done any serious running in almost 2 years, so I can barely even make it a mile on the treadmill, so I am not burning too many calories.  I don’t want to start lifting yet because I want to lose the weight first, then build back muscle.

Well, I must get going now, ya’ll have a wonderful day.

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A Little Better Response from Insurance Company Today

September 11th, 2008 by Chris S

After the rough 3-day weekend (Virginia Tech lost), I had to get back into the swing of things today at work and get busy doing what I do.  However, I had to take a little time to make a phone call to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and talk about this conversion program someone told me about.  Basically, what it does is that anybody who is losing coverage, and it is not by their own fault, for example, I just graduated college, so I am being dropped.  I have 63 days to continue to get coverage, for a higher monthly rate.

The rep I was talking to was telling me that my rate would be based off of my medical history and records, so I said, “let me just make it easy on you, I’m Diabetic, so I know I automatically go into the highest price range.”  She said, “Yes that will put you into the 100% range”  However, the good news is that it is a lot more affordable then what I have previously thought it was.  The bad part is that I am legally blind without my glasses or contacts, and I no longer get vision covered under this plan, nor dental, nor most importantly, emergency room visits.  Hopefully I will never have to deal with an ER visit for a long time, so that wouldn’t matter.  There were two different options that they gave me… BCBS Choice and BCBS Option.

Well, I have some homework to do on these two options, so I better get some good reading materials.

Have a great back to work day.

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A Short 3 – Day Weekend and VA Tech Hokies!

September 11th, 2008 by Chris S

A short 3 day weekend is approaching.  So much to do, but not enough time to do it.  The extra day off of work should help a little bit, but there just never seems to be enough time to get things done.  I got the A1C work done yesterday, still awaiting the result of it though.  I think it should be a better number then before, but we will just have to wait and see.

In other news….. I sound like a tv station…. Virgina Tech Hokies kick off tomorrow, I am so freakin excited!  It has been a long time with a bitter taste in my mouth since last year when Matt Ryan through a TD pass with very few seconds left in the game, to put Boston College in front of us, then losing a bowl game to Kansas.  However, they don’t affect my blood sugars as much as the Eagles do though, and they don’t start until next week.

I can never remember to take my meter with me to the sports bar when I go to watch the Eagles play, so I always end up with a high.  But, this will be controlled a lot better this year, trust me.  Hopefully they will win the Super Bowl, so I don’t have to get all stressed up and have my numbers going all over the place.

Everybody have a wonderful Labor Day and long weekend!

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A Week Full of Family Vacation

May 15th, 2008 by Chris S

Sorry I haven’t blogged in a while my parents came down to visit me last week, so I was swamped, and I was only stopping by the office for a little bit so I have been catching up on everything here. It was fun to have my parent’s come down for a week, it was too short though, I will admit that. I had my blood sugar reminder for a week also (Mom). “I haven’t seen you test all day, you better test, what was your sugar, don’t eat that it’s too much sugar, CHRISTOPHER!!”

I still had the really high morning sugars though the whole week, so she didn’t like those. I have raised my 3:00 a.m. basal to 2.0, it will probably have to go higher even still. Which we all know what that means, more insulin used, faster I have to re-order my supplies, sooner another insurance company tells me know, lower my bank statement goes because I have to pay out of pocket for them. Turning 23 was cool at first, until you get those letters from the insurance company telling your parent’s that you are no longer covered.

Anyway enough with that. Today’s free Dunkin Donuts coffee is just… well fantastic. They are going to do it every Thursday for next 3-4 weeks. Is anybody else this darn excited about it. Also, who else is excited that the Philadelphia Eagles’ mini camp is coming up within the month. If you are an Eagles fan and you read my blog, please let me know, because I am going to make a nice little section for all of us. I have a little nickname from friends, they call me “Diabetic Dawkins.” My parents haven’t seen my apartment in a really long time, since 3 weeks after I moved in, so they were amazed by how much Eagles stuff I had. Blankets, pillows, pictures, posters, plates, cups, you name it, its there.

Well, I must be gone…. Fly Eagles Fly!!

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