Our Escape From The 2017 Diabetes “Naughty” List

As many of us do as the holidays approach, we reflect on what we were forced to learn, or turned a blind eye to. I’m not just focusing on everyday stuff, but on my diabetes management or lack there of. I ask myself – Did I diligently count carbs? Did I do my best to stay on top of my numbers? Was I honest at the doctor’s office? At the end of the day it doesn’t matter, the past is behind me and it’s time to focus on the future and how I can hopefully stay off of Santa’s diabetes naughty list for next year. Continue reading

Backlash of a Constant Adrenaline Low Blood Sugar

grand opening storefront

The past couple of months have been an absolute whirlwind of events leading up to the Grand Opening of my baby, Dreamer Concepts: A Community Art Space.  My close friends and family, for the most part,  know how to handle me in times of utter chaos by subtlety bringing or offering to bring me food.  I often refuse for some odd reason because I’m kind of a meal planning nazi, but after hearing the the word, “hangry” more than once I throw in the towel and allow others to help me.

This new adventure brought on something I had never consciously recognized until meeting Ryan Fightmaster.  In a conversation earlier in the week, I mentioned I didn’t have to give a single unit of insulin throughout the day while still consuming plenty of food (fruit, veggies, protein and a few carbs here and there).  I immediately think of my hormones.  I won’t freak you out by talking about my period, but this is a huge factor as to when my blood sugar starts to go crazy.   I contribute the constant low to the insane amount of adrenaline and not taking a moment to actually slow my mind or body down for more than 4 minutes.  I literally ate while walking around delegating tasks.

Fast forward 48 hoursContinue reading