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After my previous post on diabetes, and beginning my insulin and new meds, I'm happy to say that a week later (as of last night) my blood sugar has dropped by 110 points. I still have a way to go before it's back at normal, but that is definitely an encouraging start.

While I'm on the subject, if you're diabetic and hate checking your sugars as much as I did, consider getting one of the newer model glucometers. The new ones don't require a fingerstick. You can check it on your arm, palm, leg, etc...  all of which are less sensitive than your fingertips. I checked mine several times last night and only barely felt it, one time. (the lancet gets duller with each use, obviously... so sticking yourself five time in a row probably isn't advised... but I just couldn't believe it.)

Being on insulin sucks. I don't feel any different, and it doesnt hurt... those needles are super tiny too... but I just hate that I have to take it because I know I'll end up screwing it up if I'm not diligent. Insulin is something you don't want to mess around with. 

I haven't had to travel with my "kit" yet, but I'm certainly not looking forward to that.  The insulin has to be refrigerated and I'm sure some boneheaded TSA clown will try to tell me I can't take my syringes through security. That will be a fun day. Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 12:56 PM General Interest | Back to top


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Your previous post got me to check my sugar, good news is that it was only 110, bad new is that the test strips are expired (dont know how much that would change the numbers)

Hope you get those numbers down so you can switch to those pen insulin. Much easier to deal with.
Left by Gregory Wurm on Jan 29, 2008 1:51 PM

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