Monday, October 23, 2006

I wish I could say I've been busy.

Quick update...within a week, I get my FREE UltraSmart meter. Sadly, it won't beam numbers directly to my pump, and honestly, I don't really NEED it, but I've never been too impressed with the BD Logic/Paradigm Link.

It works, and I haven't had any problems with it, but it's nothing special, and it's memory is pretty small. For someone who never writes numbers down, I need something with a biiiig memory.

If you have a BD Logic, I recommend going to and calling their customer service number to get a free meter. Everybody could use a backup. Or if you already have a backup, maybe you can find a way to donate the nice new meter to a needy family for the holidays? They're giving away One Touch Ultra 2 and UltraSmart meters, without hassle.

As for life, it's not so much that it's really busy, it's just that my frame of mind has taken a bit of a dive these days. I am heavily weighing the notion that I am getting depressed again, wondering if I should pop one of those leftover Lexapros that I've had in the medicine cabinet for almost a year now. My blood sugars are high. My motivation is low. I don't feel like my head is on straight, and I definitely don't feel good about myself because NO ONE HAS CALLED ME about any of the jobs I've applied for. Plus, I think I need to put my car in the garage--it's been overheating slightly.

Free things make me happy, but I definitely just want to stop feeling generally sad.

Wah wah waahhh emo crap wah.

Monday, October 9, 2006

Free is as free does.

BD is apparently not going to make meters anymore.

I am in no means in love with my glucose meter, but it is nice that it beams results directly to my pump.

However, other BG meter companies are offering free meters to people with BD meters who want to switch. Does anybody have a clue if this would involve a trade-in of the BD monitor? I don't really want to give it up if I can't find something that I prefer. I feel that the BD Paradigm Link I have is okay, but I'm really curious about the OneTouch Ultra2 and UltraSmart, as well as the itty-bitty sample size and no coding that goes with the Acensia Contour.

Tomorrow I may call up both companies and see what the deal is. I'd love to have mulitple meters to do multiple comparisons. I'll post whatever feedback I get from the two companies.

In the meantime, the insurance un-sureness (say that 5 times fast!) rages on. I have to call my former employer, because I'm not sure if I need to pay them for COBRA coverage, or if I need to call the insurance company and pay the insurance people. My former employer sent me a letter, which I promptly managed to misplace. I am in the midst of a post-wedding cleaning/redecorating spree, but if I don't find it by tonight, I should call somebody tomorrow. It's just a matter of knowing who to call.

Who is that? I still don't really know. I've also misplaced 2 prescriptions and the appointment sheet that says when I'm supposed to go meet with a dietician to reassess my meal plans. Ugh, phone calls galore tomorrow. I'm not exactly excited about this.

How are things with you?

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Mrs. You and Me

I'm a married woman now!

I'd love to tell you more about it, but my day is going to be busy. Gotta get my name changed at the Social Security office, gotta go get a new Drivers' License, gotta return Matt's tux (which apparently they wanted back yesterday so now we're being charged extra...grrr).

I keep looking at my left hand. I keep wondering how the heck I'm supposed to fit all these new housewares into my kitchen.

I also keep putting off call my endo's office. I missed an appointment with the nurse practicioner last week to prepare for wedding stuff and a job interview. I think they'll understand. Now that one big stressor is out of my life, maybe I can go back to focusing on my diabetes. And getting a job. And cleaning this apartment.

I've got more to say. It'll just have to wait until I've accomplished a bunch of other stuff.