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Bread and Butter Dreams
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If I got to pick my last meal on earth, my answer would be EASY. I wouldn’t go after a fancy steak, a high-end lobster dish or something (extra) deep fried. My top food preference is super simple – bread and butter. Out of all the food choices out there, I can’t get enough of bread and butter. I honestly think I could eat...

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The “Dawn Phenomenon”
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Lately, I have been going to bed with a blood sugar around 90-100, and waking up with a blood sugar much higher – between 130 – 170. At first, I thought it was a fluke, but it’s happened several times over the last week. How can my blood sugar increase if I’m not eating any carbohydrates at night? During my last visit with my...

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No Vacation Days
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With Type One Diabetes, there are simply no vacation days from the disease. We must carb count and give ourselves insulin shots – every – single – day. And once you’re diagnosed, there’s no time for denial either. We are forced into shots on our tummies (my preferred injection spot) and counting carbohydrates at every meal – whether we like it or not. I think it’s funny when people tell me, “I’m horrified of needles. I could NEVER...

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Insulin Mathematics
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Shots, Shots, Shots It’s just like the song, right?!   Since I was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes on April 17, 2015, I have been taking 2 types of insulin – Lantus (long lasting) and Humalog (for my meal-time insulin). Because I’m newly diagnosed, I’m most likely in my “honeymoon” phase; therefore, my insulin needs and dosages are expected to increase over the next several months. The honeymoon...

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