Tuesday, May 3, 2011

seattle trip and insulin switch

Things have been "just ok." Not great, but not bad either. I'm still hovering in a high-ish range, but I think it's partly due to being sick and maybe even allergies. I've been off and on sick the last couple weeks, which isn't much fun, and I have a ton of sinus pressure going on. It also sucks being at work in front of a computer when you have a headache, sinus pressure, etc. All I want to do is close my eyes!

I did squeeze in some time for fun last weekend--a trip to Seattle to see 2 of my college roommates. It was fun just lounging around, going out to dinner and watching Glee. :)

I love these 2! Shortly after my diagnosis, they figured out how to bake cookies with less sugar and I so appreciated it. They have different ways of checking in with me, but because I'm so close with them, I don't mind their approaches or comments. I don't even mind being referred to as "the diabetic"--as in, oh, do we want to get lunch? Are you hungry? Well, wait, what does the diabetic need? I'm not offended...I know they are looking out for me and want to make sure what I need is taken into account. They also know that I am not very good at asking for help or admitting when I need something.

I just switched to apidra tonight so we'll see how it works over the next few days. I'm a little nervous since I know this is pretty fast-acting and I recently changed my ratios, but hopefully I will have nothing to worry about!


  1. Sounds like a great trip and a great couple of friends! Numbers, always tweaking numbers! My daughter had her endo appt today and came away with an A1C of 8.2. I was sorely disappointed and beat myself up. Now I just have to go back and figure out where we can do better. (mostly I becuase I don't expect her to understand about A1Cs yet, she doesn't need to worry her pretty little head about that stuff) I realized today how easy life can become all about the numbers and not living. I let those peasky little numbers rob me of my joy, today. I'm going to try to not let that happen again. I will be curious to hear how the Apidra works out for you.

  2. Everyone needs at least one good friend in life. If you have two, you're super lucky. Thank God for them! Glad you got a chance to connect.

  3. YAY for fun meet-ups and I hope you see some good results with the Apidra. I have found that it is by no means a "miracle insulin", but it does seem to make things a little more "smooth" around here.

  4. Sounds like great friends! I hope that Ally will have lifelong friends that care as much about her :)

    I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Apidra. I'm hearing of several people switching their kids to it too, and I'm anxiously waiting to see what everyone's take is!

  5. Great to hear your friends take good care of you. My hubby isn't good about speaking up when he needs something either (unless its with me)