Friday, October 28, 2011

Accountability!

Hello!!

In order to stay accountable to myself, I have started checking my blood sugar 5 times a day... time to quit talking about getting that A1C down further and just go ahead and do it! I have a timer set on my phone (which I have accidentally let go off in class twice....) and am writing down my numbers so that I physically see the trends.  The ipad ap BGluMon is AWESOME for this as well. It will graph/chart/analyze your blood sugars in a variety of ways that I think is super helpful. I know there are tons of apps out there though, so email me any others that you all find helpful and I will spread the word!

Also, whenever I have a high or a low blood sugar, I let somebody know about it. You can't hide from the numbers, but the more often you check your blood sugars, the more you will like them! My blood sugar right now is : 67. Eek! Gotta go take care of that.... XO Eileen

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Amazing Race: Dr. Nat Strand

Hello!!

I have always said that if there were ever to be a reality tv show that I would want to go on, it would be The Amazing Race.  I guess its never too late... anyone want to be my partner??!! Haha sort of kidding, but not really...

I am so inspired by Dr. Nat Strand for being on the show while having Type 1 Diabetes!! My friends know that I take some obscene unnecessary amount on OJ with me whenever I go for a mere 45 minute hike in Percy Warner so I cannot imagine the stress of traveling the world to obscure places, handling time changes, not being able to control calories/sugar etc and managing blood sugars! This woman is a rock star! GO read about her on DLife.com (she is one of the new physicians on the team....) or google/youtube her for some real inspiration!

 She is a role model of mine for many reasons... I mean honestly, she keeps her cool and looks pretty doing it even when eating boiled sheep's head (eyeballs, tongue and all!). Read about her in Diabetes Forecast Mag here: http://forecast.diabetes.org/magazine/features/nat-strands-amazing-race


Hope everyone is well!!
Eileen