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A Frustrating Day With Diabetes

Ok. So I know I haven't talked much about my diabetes here on Nerdy April yet, and there is a good reason for that....I'M WORKING AT NASA!!!!!! duh.

But today, I just have to break down and share the frustrations.

It all started with my site this morning. Nothing unusual, insulin at half-full, site in arm, etc, etc. Well, when my site is in my arm it is a little bit difficult to put everything on (you know what I mean, ladies) without unhooking for a minute or so. BAD IDEA. I have been using these new sites, called QuickSet, which honestly, I have not been too impressed with.

Here is a picture of the type of site I have been using lately....step 1: line up the arrows, step 2: twist until arrow lines up with line, pretty simple right?


Well after I had all my clothes on and tried to re-hook, it wouldn't work. That's right, I couldn't hook my site back in. Some part of the "twist-i-ness" wouldn't work and hence I had to put in a new site. Boo. Stabbing yourself with needles = bad start to the morning. Plus this is the second time it has happened to me since I switched to this type of site.

At any rate, everything has been ok, except that I had a "light lunch" in anticipation for the "Melting Pot" tonight (supposedly lots of great fondue!). Now my blood sugar is dropping. Ughhh....I hate the rollercoaster that IS diabetes.

Oh well, gotta deal.

Here's to hoping tomorrow is more normal in the Diabetes realm!

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  1. I'm sorry to hear your morning was so rough. The melting pot was pretty good though... even though you didn't eat anything execpt the chocolate...

    >Chris

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