Friday, September 15, 2006

A Catch-Up Post

My life is too busy right now! I'm stressed out at work. I'm stressed out at home. I'm stressed out over my health. My blood sugars are high, and I've been working with a nurse practicioner/CDE to start managing things better than I have in years. However, all this being busy and stressed is not helping me to manage my blood sugars. I'm always on the run, and I should really download some software for my PDA that'll make it easy to record stuff when I'm out and about. Otherwise, it just doesn't get done. I've been relying for years on the system of taking a glucose reading, then pulling the numbers from the meter memory and writing them down. The CDE wants BS readings, carbs, the insulin I took...I should have sent her numbers by now, but I can't get into the habit of keeping track of things.

That's why I got the PDA in the first place, because I saw someone over at the American Diabetes Association message boards talking about how they've been using Diabetes Pilot software for their Palm, and how easy it is to use it. I plan on downloading it tonight (along with registering some games that I bought online for the can see where my priorities are). Once I get the hang of it, I'll let you know if it's worth the effort, the money, and the time.

In Thigh Thing news, I haven't given it a walking test yet. I've put the pump in it and even slept with it on, much to the delight of my hubby-to-be. (That's in the nude, folks!) It was quite comfortable for sleeping and didn't cause me any problems. It's a little difficult to slide the pump out of the Thing to make a quick nighttime correction, so always check your BS before you hit the hay. If I can walk around without it sliding down my leg, I might wear it for the wedding. Maybe my garters will help it stay up. If the Thigh Thing fails the walking test, then we'll see of the many ways it can be stuffed into pantyhose or my fancy longline wedding bra. (Being fairly chesty, I have NO doubt my cleavage can hide the ol' Pumperoo.)

How do you keep up with your blood sugars? What's your favorite way to hide your pump in your outfit? And why haven't more of you answered the Diabetes Video Game question? I've got a couple of good answers, but if you want to have some fun, go back a post and let it out! If you're going to be stuck with a condition for the rest of your life, you might as well learn how to laugh about it sometimes.

Hope everybody is planning a fun weekend. I'm planning nothing, except maybe to write down some blood sugars for a change. It's going to be awesome.


  1. Hey Hannah,

    I use a pocket pc currently, and haven't been able to find anything I really liked for it. I do believe they make a version of Diabetes Pilot for the PPC, but I just didn't like it much.

    I'm curious to know your thoughts on it after you've given it a spin for a few days.

    I have been using an excel file that I got from Kevin. Let me know if you'd like a look at it - I can e-mail it to you.

    BUT - I'm not always at a computer. I would much rather find something I can put on my PPC and that I like.

    Sigh - the battle rages on eh?

  2. Hannah, I have used a Theigh thing at a couple of dances and I've found if you like to dance (and I do!) it doesn't always like to stay up. I've been engaged a little over a week now, so I have my pump to think about when I go dress shopping also. The website I gave you has a few garter belt pocket things that they swear stay up- they might be worth checking out. I've ordered from them recenly and they are quick about delivery. javascript:ol('');
    I love the haikus and alternate game ideas-gave me a good laugh today:)


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