- My endo finally FINALLY signed my letter of medical necessity for my Dexcom CGM! I got the email last night from the person I've been corresponding with from Dexcom. The next step is to get a narrative letter from insurance company. I'm not really sure what that is, but I do know it's the next step. Yay!
- There's a possibility we might be getting a new dog this weekend. Her name is Missy, and she's a 1-year-old lab/boxer mix. She was found by some people a couple of months ago. She was originally sent to animal services where she would have been euthanized, but someone rescued her (thank God! I'm a big proponent of no-kill shelters, there's plenty of them around). Unfortunately, that family's son had severe allergies to her and they couldn't keep her. Now she's living with a friend of the family's until she can find a permanent home. When Trey and I talked about getting another dog as a playmate for Roscoe, we wanted to get a dog roughly the same age and energy, and we've always loved boxers. We may go visit her tonight, and if this works out there will be pictures. I promise.
- I've changed a couple basal settings on my pump this week. I'm trying to conquer my dawn phenomenon so I can wake up in a pseudo-normal range (<130 mg/dL). So, I backed up when my morning increase in insulin starts and increased it. And since I'm more active now with walking/running (yep, I started running this week, too, in intervals) and playing softball, my need for insulin at night is a lot lower. I got to the point where I wasn't bolusing at all for dinner and ending up normal 2 hours later. So, I decreased my evening basal, too. Now, my basal rates look very square, because my morning and evening rates are exactly the same. And this morning it worked, I woke up at 126 mg/dL. Guess it's hip to be square?
- *sigh* I really don't like this next Friday Five entry, because it's about my job. I don't like to blog about my job because a) I'm not sure how much I can really talk about other than broad generalizations and b) it's kind of a tense situation right now. Let's just say I work for a program that the president doesn't want to continue, k? I didn't really feel worried about it until yesterday when some new developments arose, and as soon as I saw Trey I bursted into tears. It's not a huge worry for us, financially, because all of our essentials (i.e. food, insurance, gas, insurance, bills, insurance, etc.) come from him. I broke down yesterday because I actually like my job. Sometimes it's slow, but I enjoy the work that I'm doing and knowing it could potentially help future astronauts. The next few months may make my BG soar higher than they're going.
- Ever since I got my hair cut a few weeks ago, I haven't really gotten the hang of styling it. I have baby fine, blonde hair that is layered starting at my chin and goes down to my shoulders. I tried blow drying it with a round brush, but all that did was make the layers straight and boring. And around 3:00 PM it starts to look limpy. But I finally found something that works! I found a hair dryer with brush attachments! I tried this for about a week but I was using it as a standard blow dryer and going through my hair too fast, ending up with limpy, straight hair again. But today I decided to go a little slower and actually roll my hair into the brush and let the hair dryer do its thing for about 10 seconds. Voila! I now have bouncy hair and you can see the layers are more defined. For this tomboy, it was a victory.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Friday Five: 11 June 2010
For this Friday Five, I thought I'd focus on new things that are happening in my life (diabetes-wise and not). Some are exciting, others make me anxious.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor, nurse, certified diabetes educator (CDE) or any medical professional of any kind. (But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express!) Therefore, please do not use any of my postings as medical fact. I am simply a blogger expressing my highs and lows (pun intended) with diabetes. For changes in your medication, exercise regiment, or diet please consult a qualified physician.