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The importance of routine

I’m still in New Mexico and my behavior yesterday taught me the importance of routine. My normal self-discipline was nowhere to be found and my BG management was terrible. My day began with a reading of 210 at 5:35 AM. I pumped 3 units of Novolog and drank a mug of herbal tea. I had […]

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Vacation challenges

I’m currently in New Mexico and loving it. Since my wife and I do what I call “active vacations” blood glucose control can be very challenging. We skied Santa Fe Mountain on Monday and my control process worked very well. My process begins with careful consideration of the food to consume for breakfast. I opted […]

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Importance of planning

For those of us with diabetes, recovering from the disaster caused by Sandy over the past few days, you are well aware of how important it was to plan for the arrival of this storm. For some this meant leaving their homes and heading for higher ground. For others, a visit to their pharmacy to […]

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I’m back

Once again we had a wonderful time on Nantucket and I did OK managing my blood sugar. This was our 19th annual trip to the island so I have experience with the many temptations and opportunities to do the wrong things. We arrived at 11:30 AM on September 5. I began to increase my focus […]

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Vacation goals

My wife and I are off to New Mexico on Saturday, so my next post will be after we’ve returned on March 7. At this point, I’m working on getting my mind in agreement with my goals. One of the key challenges is NOT giving myself permission to overeat or to eat the wrong things […]

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Vacation challenges

I started my 10-day vacation with high expectations relative to my diabetes management. The good news is that the insulated bag containing my insulin and an ice pack worked great. I’ve always been concerned about destroying insulin by allowing it to get too hot. Of course, knowing the insulin is bad is challenging. Over the […]

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