Friday, April 3, 2009

The Mom Bag, and My New Little Friend.

The strap finally gave way so my winter purse has gone to the recycle heap. Here's my new one, a.k.a. the 'mom bag'. Can you spot the PWD by what's inside?

Like many of you, I've struggled for years to find the perfect stylish purse with enough room for all my D- and non-D crappe...oh well. At least I'm OK with this year's quasi-classic equestrian look (I hope).

My favorite watch also happened to die recently, so I splurged on a new one...does that logo look familiar?

On the back it says "Type 1 diabetes, insulin dependent" along with my ID number and Medic Alert's number. My old one was worn out, and so outdated it still had a local number and not Medic Alert's 800 number. Hopefully it's never needed, just like the old one. But I also hope the EMTs and doctors of the world notice it's a Medic Alert symbol, not just a watch. Any thoughts from you all? I plan to take an informal poll the next time I'm in my MD's office...

Happy Friday, everyone!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Diabetes is Not a Morning Person

6:19AM: 118 mg/dl. I want to take a picture of my meter, I'm so happy.

9:19AM: 298 mg/dl. I've had one Diet Coke and walked a mile from the train to work. WTF?! Did I wake D up too early again today?

This dawn phenomenon thing really gets me down...ugh :-(