Category: The T1D trail

Well…I’m here.

Sixty three. Sixty three years old at 4 am coming up “real soon now.” Wowzers. I’m a young ‘un to some. I’m a geezer to others. And I’m fine with that. I guess that’s the point: the context I’m in is directly related to all the choices I had available to me over the years …

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One Year…

52 weeks plus 1 day. 365 days. 8760 hours. 525600 minutes.And 31,536,000 seconds. After a rather strange phone call from my doctor to get my tail into emergency at a local hospital, I got my son to drive me there. It was a long night. And I woke up to the news that I had …

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The Type 1 Diabetic Balancing Act

It’s been 9 months since my diagnosis. I have been keeping a daily journal of my blood sugar results (umpteen readings per day). I have been recording the foods I have eaten (and the amounts) at what time of day I ate. I have kept an eye on the weather and its impact on my …

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Carbs 10 Uh oh!

One of the most time consuming tasks I’ve faced since becoming a diabetic is calculating carbs. It just isn’t “natural” to me. I’m more accustomed to just grabbing food as I needed it. Currently, it takes about an hour for me to do the relevant calculations then prepare the meal and eat it. To be …

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Balance. Losing it. Getting it back…better than it was.

People settle into routines. These routines then get disrupted. It can be a bit of a stress when that happens. Disruption has been my partner at least since November up until now. In many ways it has been a long difficult period of time. But it brought plenty of positive aspects to it. Diabetes is, …

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Changes

Wow! Things change fast. I noticed I was losing weight. I finally decided to see my doctor. She had some tests run and within 24 hours she ordered me to get to a hospital. It turns out I had become a diabetic! So much new stuff to learn about! And I am not allowed to …

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