LifeAfterDx--Diabetes Uncensored

A internet journal from one of the first T1 Diabetics to use continuous glucose monitoring. Copyright 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

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Hi! I’m William “Lee” Dubois (called either Wil or Lee, depending what part of the internet you’re on). I’m a diabetes columnist and the author of four books about diabetes that have collectively won 16 national and international book awards. (Hey, if you can’t brag about yourself on your own blog, where can you??) I have the great good fortune to pen the edgy Dear Abby-style advice column every Saturday at Diabetes Mine; write the Diabetes Simplified column for dLife; and am one of the ShareCare diabetes experts. My work also appears in Diabetic Living and Diabetes Self-Management magazines. In addition to writing, I’ve spent the last half-dozen years running the diabetes education program for a rural non-profit clinic in the mountains of New Mexico. Don’t worry, I’ll get some rest after the cure. LifeAfterDx is my personal home base, where I get to say what and how I feel about diabetes and… you know… life, free from the red pens of editors (all of whom I adore, of course!).

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Interdiction

Baaareeeroooo.....Baaareeeroooo.....Baaareeeroooo.....Baaareeeroooo.....The frantic alarm splits the night. My eyes snap open. 3:23 a.m. Wha..??? What's that? An eerie, frantic, descending, corkscrewing noise...Flying saucers from Mars landing on my roof? Screaming, whistling fireworks descending from the inky sky on the forth of July?

No...it is the Guardian. I frantically fumble for it in the dark, my fingers blindly, dumbly seeking out the unfamiliar buttons. Need to get her quiet before she wakes up the whole crew!

I finally find the right sequence and silence descends. The only sounds the rhythmic breathing of the wife and child. Whew! I open the case and hold the screen near my nose, where I can read it without my glasses: Glucose LOW.

The first night on the job and the Guardian has caught a hypo, alerted me, and let me nip it in the bud. We are going to have a lot to be Thankful for this Thanksgiving Day.

5 Comments:

Blogger Scott K. Johnson said...

Thank you so much for documenting your experiences with this.

I think we all have so many questions about this new technology, and it is so exciting to watch this technology being used in real life situations.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Twinbridge said...

Wil, Thanks for the useful information. Looking forward to seeing your updates everyday.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

print, you do realize everyone reading these blogs is sooooo jealous lol

9:15 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

btw, i am gina from DTF i had to make this blog name because you dont allow other bloggers from other sites to post

9:16 AM  
Blogger Wil said...

Huh???

OK, Gina, how do I set that up?

Wasn't my intention to make it hard for any one to post!

4:42 PM  

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