- I've been having some severe hypo-unawareness lately. The other night I was treating a 49 mg/dL with no symptoms, and this morning after I got out of the shower, Constance was shouting at me for being under 55 mg/dL and a finger test confirmed I was 54 mg/dL. I didn't have any symptoms with either one of these, and that's scary.
- My doc who got on my nerves apparently thinks I might have some thyroid issues. Thyroid issues and diabetes have been related before, so it wouldn't surprise me. And it definitely explains why I can't be in any building without bringing a jacket (cold intolerance). She sent a request to my endocrinologist for my last blood work, and I'm waiting for them to call me with the results.
- Kerri posted a great article featuring her and BSparl in Diabetes Forecast. A related article described in great detail the risks, processes, and tests involved with pregnancy and type 1 diabetes. Even though Trey and I still far from trying to get pregnant, it's constantly on my mind. And this article, I must admit, overwhelmed me. It was 4 pages of things to do (and not do) while I was pregnant along with maintaining good blood sugar control. Even though I received some great words from Kerri, Dayle, and Cara (trust me, I've read and reread your replies to me for comfort), it didn't stop me from crying in the bathroom at work. I know it's not an impossible feat, but it's not going to be easy, which takes the romanticism out of wanting to be pregnant.
- Yesterday I got an inquiry in the mail from our FSA (flexible spending account) company regarding my recent transactions for my Dexcom starter kit and my recent pump supplies order. Ever since the pass of the federal health care bill, our insurance company is getting tighter on what we can use our FSA card for. Basically, unless it's something prescribed by a doctor, it's not approved. So I have to provide validation after ever transaction, which is like paying for it twice. Even though it's still nothing out of pocket for me, it's quite annoying to fax the same letter stating "Yes, I'm diabetic. Yes, I need this. See attached invoice."
- And just so I can end this Friday Five on a happy note, I'm looking forward to this weekend because we're getting together with some friends to make homemade Greek pizza, drink beer, and play cards. Hopefully I won't have the "diabetic beer" that April talked about. ;-)
Friday, July 30, 2010
Friday Five: 30 July 2010
Welcome to another edition of Friday Five. (CAUTION: This post is heavily diabetes-related, and I didn't intend it to be that way. Usually for FF, I just start writing random thoughts that come to mind, and my mind has been on D a lot lately. See my note below for my official apology.)
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.