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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Location: New Mexico, United States

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!).

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Diabetes: The theme park

“But in those of us with diabetes, our non-working bodies depend on crude corrections from outside. Our blood sugars become a roller coaster caused by things both within and beyond our control. Our bodies are not stable. They’re in flux. Up. Down. All around. It’s all dynamic, changing, flowing.”

--Beyond Fingersticks

Some days have their ups:

And some days have their downs:


Anonymous Laddie said...

Wow, those are visuals that will be hard to ignore. I particularly hate when I see double up arrows. For me it's always a case of a boatload of carbs along with a boatload of insulin that just can't keep up with the carbs. Of course it's often followed by down arrows when the carbs have plateaued and the insulin peaks. Meanwhile the Dex is shrieking at me with up, high, down and low alerts. Enough already.

My Gen4 arrived yesterday. Unfortunately my supplier is back ordered on the sensors so it will be a few more weeks before I start the system.

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