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Dexcom Arm Site – I’m Such A Wuss!

I am such a diabetic wuss.  Why do I say that?  Because I just put my Dexcom G4 sensor on my ARM for the first time, and that **** HURRRRRRT.  OH – MY – GOD.  Danica, YOU LIED!  LOL!  At … Continue reading

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Dexcom Review: Trusting the Dexcom G4

This is my 6 month Dexcom review of the G4 continuous glucose monitor (CGM).  To get straight to the point, I think every diabetic should have a Dexcom G4 CGM.  One thing that we’re told when we get any CGM … Continue reading

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Have you ever had a diabetic seizure?

I’ve been diabetic for 42 years.  I left home for college at 17.  I haven’t owned a glucagon shot since then.  I see a lot of people post blogs, videos, tweets, about having a glucagon shot in their diabetes bag, … Continue reading

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Dehydration and Diabetes

Do you know that dehydration and diabetes go hand in hand?  Did you know that if you have diabetes and a high blood sugar, it can cause dehydration, which causes a high blood sugar AND temporary insulin resistance, causing an … Continue reading

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Blood Sugars Below 250

I think I got my first glucometer in my early teen years.  Before that, I peed on a paper test strip that measured sugar in my urine.  I don’t really remember how often I checked my blood sugar back then. … Continue reading

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Unexpected Highs With Diabetes

Unexpected highs with diabetes is a fact of life.  We all have them.  Many of them ARE explainable though, and thus avoidable.  Diabetics and diabetic caregivers just have to be armed with the knowledge of what causes those unexpected highs, … Continue reading

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Type 1 Diabetic: Insulin vs Glucagon

So I’ve been studying the role of glucagon in metabolism.  I wanted to know the difference between insulin vs glucagon.  I’ve never really known anything about glucagon, except that when I was a juvenile diabetic, I’d have seizures from low … Continue reading

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Paleo and Ketosis for a Type 1 Diabetic

Ketosis and diabetes are 2 words that instill fear in the hearts of most diabetics.  It used to instill fear into me as well, until I started reading about paleo and primal living, and how ketosis doesn’t always mean you’re … Continue reading

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