Category: The T1D trail

2024-05-07 Where did the time go?

Time flies when I’m having fun. I’m still a bus passenger. I’m enjoying it. And I’m saving loads of cash. The LRT system here in Edmonton has been quite controversial over the last many decades and this particular branch of it that I use isn’t apparently no where near earning its keep. There aren’t loads …

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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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