To be honest, I never thought that I would be writing about how to properly inject insulin. When I was going to school for pre-vet biology or disease ecology I was focused on way sexier things such as the reproductive organs of dogs or halibut parasitology. Life has a funny way of steering you where … Continue reading Injectin’ Insulin
How Low Can You Go?
How low can you go? Although that sounds like it could lead into a fun limbo competition, when it comes to blood glucose it is a game that diabetics do not want to play. The saying is that “highs will kill you in the long run but lows will kill you now”. Low blood glucose … Continue reading How Low Can You Go?
Drink Like A Diabetic
Oktoberfest! Football! Flannel! It is that time of year everyone and that means one thing, it is time to sip those delicious fall microbrews and Drink Like A Diabetic. Wait, what? Yes, I said Drink Like A Diabetic. Now if you do not have diabetes more than likely you have had these thoughts: Diabetics can’t … Continue reading Drink Like A Diabetic
“Webbie, you don’t understand I NEED to find a fruit smoothie. I don’t care where we have to drive to find one”. This was me talking with my fellow graduate student and research partner in August 2013 while we were in the field conducting our thesis research on halibut parasitology and growth (random huh?). I … Continue reading Diagnosis
Alright, let's say this from the get go…. Everyone loves carbs. However, you know who doesn’t love carbs? A nonfunctioning pancreas. Before I was diagnosed I really did not think about carb counting or really carbs in general. I would claim a large pizza all to myself without thinking twice (double cheese please). After I … Continue reading Carb Counting