Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday's Five

1. Apparently I like to change my infusion sites in my car because I have been doing that a lot lately.

 2. After going to the Divas meeting the other night I’m wondering how many people actually follow a “diabetic diet”, or just count the carbs and bolus accordingly. They were talking about protein portion sizes, and the food pyramid. Yea, I’m not so great with any of that. I figure if I’m eating veggies and counting my carbs and blousing and not eating super sugary/greasy foods I’m okay…. Right?

 3. I hate the phrase that as a “D” I hear all the time. “ You can live a normal life, you can still do whatever you want to do.” Really? How “normal” is pricking my finger 10+ times a day? How  “normal” is having to sleep, eat, breath and live with a battery run cyborg part as a pancreas? How “normal” is doing math and blousing at least 15 minutes before eating? How ‘normal” is having to pass on a work out because of a high/low bg or having to eat just in order to do said work out or eat right after or during because of a low? As far as doing whatever I want to do? Well, I can’t be a stay at home mom because I have to have health insurance. I’ve been thinking about going to school to become a CDE/dietitian, but I would not want to do that part time and going full time wouldn’t be possible with a full time job. So, do whatever I want to do? Where there is a will there is a way??? I’m not too optimistic on those points right now.....

4. I’m still totally burnt out and in a funk (like you couldn’t tell), I’m trying to find the beauty in things, but I’m feeling pretty defeated lately. I’m really praying that I get over this soon.

5. Not diabetes related, but totally stoked that hubby’s bro and family are in town. We only really get to see them tomorrow but I cannot wait to see the babies! Ok, so 4 and 2 are not really the ages of babies, but still. And I’m stoked to see of course my sister-in law and bro-in law. I think we may be doing date night tomorrow. She is preggers right now and still kinda sick so it all depends on how she feels. But I know I at least get to see them tomorrow afternoon for my nephews birthday party!!!


  1. 1. I've never changed my site in my car!

    2. I bolus accordingly. I've learned some foods send my BG up no matter what and I've just put them on my personal "no-no list".

    3. *hugs*. Our lives definitely aren't normal.

    4. *More hugs* Living with D is exhausting.

    5. Have fun! My 3 year old niece is obsessed with my pump. She loves to see where it's connected and push the buttons. (Thank goodness for the lock feature!).

    1. Thx lady! I've never really used the lock option. My niece tries to get my pump when she sees it but I distract her by googling baby pictures on my phone. She is obsessed with babies so that works for right now. I'll have to remember the lock option for next time.