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Hi Ladies! I think it's a great point to make that we make sure we all check our blood sugar before and after any exercise to be aware of where it's at especially in case of low blood sugar. It's also our responsibity to be aware of it and plan accordingly. It's a good idea to bring candy or a small amount of food to treat a low in case it's happens as well. The last thing anyone wants to be some where and not have the right supplies to treat. Especially since it will happen some time and then you will be prepared to feel the best you can about dealing with this disease.

Do what works for you!

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Hi Ladies! So I know for myself I don’t think very well of exercise. I should think of it positively but i don’t. It’s a necessary evil especially with this damn disease. Although I do find like many of you that once I push myself to actually do it. I feel alot better. I know for me my go to exercise is walking. I love just love it so much and it’s so refreshing. I can incorporate anywhere like in a parking lot, stairs, just outside on a nice day. Plus it gives the cardio benefits and is extremely low impact.

411 of High's

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Hi Ladies! Blood Sugar Control is very tricky since so many factors play into it. I wish it would be more concrete but unfortunately it’s nowhere near that at all.  I think we all know this stuff but it’s great to be reminded of it. I’d like to point out that some medications that we take for other conditions can raise our blood sugar. So it’s imperative that you and all your doctors and Pharmacy are in communication to prevent this problem or unfortunately if it happens make sure it is dealt with immediately.

Being Prepared for Low Blood Sugars

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Hi Ladies! So to be quite frank I have some but very little experience with low blood sugars. It has only been since I’ve been on insulin that I’ve really even had to think about low blood sugars. I feel like preparing for low blood sugars is an education in and of itself. There are many tools to have in our diabetes kit. We need to empower ourselves with the right tools. The first step in the tool kit is good blood sugar control so then low’s can be detected and early dealt with so it doesn’t get worse but better.

Focusing On My Health

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Hi Ladies! Well 2016 is in full swing and so are our responsibilities, from work to school, to kids, to significant others, to church, to committees, etc.  I am finding at least for myself that I’m needing to make sure that I have my diabetes appointments scheduled and not overlooking them.  As recently as this past week  I found out my upcoming appointment in February had not even been scheduled yet!  Which caused me to ask why I dropped the ball on this one, which could be something very simple or not at all.

Learning To Change

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First off, I would like to thank the DiabetesSisters organization and Anna for allowing me to blog here on the site. So with that being said, let’s get right into the post. It’s January again which means New Year’s resolutions or goals, whichever you choose to call them. In reality, this means whatever the resolution or goal, it’s supposed to set me, and the rest of us, up for a successful 2016 or so they say. I find for myself that I don’t feel good about making needless resolutions just because I have to or should.

Tired

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            I am so, just so tired. I am sitting here at work. I can barely keep my eyes open and my head wants to fall to my desk as tears leak from my eyes. My brain is tired. My body is tired.

Dexter

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Dexter, (I know it's not very original, but he's always demanding blood) has become my best friend, or at least one of my best friends.

I have had my Dexcom G4 for two months, my dsister Wendy was correct; I don't how I lived with diabetes without it, it is wonderful, and it is life changing.