Diabetes Articles
  • Sign Up
FacebookTwitterDiggStumbleuponGoogle BookmarksRedditLinkedinPinterest


this weekend was freaking exhausting.  actually, the whole week leading up to it was too.  pretty much i have no idea how i'm awake right now.

it all started monday night.  it was my good friend's birthday, and we were out gallivanting around the city.  i got home around 2:30 and went to bed at 3.  sure, this is pretty ridiculous given that i have to be at work at 9, but hey, you only live once, right?  i can handle nights like these every once in a while.

but then, tuesday.  all day i was acting like a crazy person at work, and my coworkers were laughing at me because of it.  i somehow mustered up the energy to go the gym, but while on the elliptical i was beginning to question why i ever thought going to the gym on 4 hours of sleep after a full day of work was a good idea.  also, i had tentative plans to go out with some friends, which was seeming more and more like it was not going to happen.  so, after the gym i went home, took a shower, put on my pjs, and texted my friend to tell her i was in no shape to go out again.  yea...not so much.  i was pretty easily convinced to scratch my plans for a tame night, and promptly got out of my pajamas, made myself look like a real person, and headed out with the intention of getting home by 12 ("i wouldn't be going to bed any earlier anyway, right?")

see, there was a key element missing in this sequence of events: work, gym, shower, go out.....dinner?  nah.  my blood sugar had being running high all day (hormonal stuff + lack of sleep), so i didn't need to eat, and therefore decided to forgo my meal in favor of drinking.  3 vodka/sodas + 1.5 tequila shots later, and i'm feeling like the world's biggest idiot/a freshman in college puking on the streets of new york.  good times.  the next day at work i was even more cracked out and ridiculous, and my blood sugars followed in suit.  ate an english muffin for breakfast that was 32g, gave 3 units even though my normal morning ratio is 1/15, and rang in at 220 mg/dL two hours later,  200 mg/dL three hours later.  thanks, diabetes, for giving me yet another reason to feel like ass.

i was able to reign in my inner rebellious teenager for the rest of the week, and excused my ridiculous weekday behavior with the fact that i had to take my psych GREs this saturday and work on sunday, so no time to go out during the actual weekend.  this meant waking up at 6:45 saturday and 5:15 sunday.  saturday i had one of the most horrendous blood sugars i have seen in months.  i ate my normal oatmeal breakfast that on any given day requires 1-4 units of insulin (it's about 45g), and went to take my test.  i was nervous, i guess, which i know can shoot up my numbers, but i was not at all prepared for the 315 mg/dL that greeted me two hours after breakfast.  i retested and got 305 mg/dL.  um...what?  can you do not do that, diabetes?  it took a lot of strength to return to my test and focus on it, rather than being distracted by that obscene number.  ugh.

oh, and did i mention that i got my pump hooked up on thursday?!  i'm not going to lie, it's kind of annoying the ever loving crap out of me right now.  a lot of that has to do with the fact that it just has saline in it, so currently it's only purpose in life is to irritate me while i am still shooting up the old fashioned way.  i have already dropped it a few times while attempting to go to the bathroom (luckily not in the toilet), tried on and purchased a dress that is not pump friendly:

(i am determined to figure out a way!), and dealt with it just hanging off the back of my pants in a way that is more obvious than i would like.  it doesn't fit in my bra as well as i had hoped.  there will definitely be a lot of exposures, so i'm just trying to prepare myself for that. 

last night was my last does of lantus.  i think once gilbey is filled with insulin tomorrow, i will appreciate it a lot more.  and i just need to get used to it being on me, which is a work in progress for sure. 

so yea, i'm exhausted. [end bitch fest]

Read Full Article

Find out if you qualify for discount Diabetic testing supplies, free offers or other running discounts at this time.

  1. First Name*
    Enter first name
  2. Last Name*
    Enter last name
  3. Phone*
    Enter valid US phone number
  4. E-mail*
    Enter email address

By submitting this form I authorize to be contacted by telephone. Please be assured that we value and protect your privacy. Co-Pays and Deductibles may apply.

About The Diabetes Network

The Diabetes Network was developed with the idea that people living with diabetes needed a central place to go for resources as well as get ideas, suggestions and encouragement. We have put a lot of effort into this website to make it easy and fun to navigate as well as informative so that you can have a voice when it comes to managing your diabetes. Please let us know how we can improve this website to better suit your needs.

More about our Mission

We're on a mission to make the healthcare community more technologically advanced than ever before. This website adapts to fit your tablet, iPad®, iPhone®, Android® or other smartphone. Just one of the ways we are working to make life easier for those living with Diabetes. Learn More...