Taking A Leap of Faith with Bourbon, Bolusing and BGs

Bourbon

A year ago I joined the Bourbonettes, a wonderful group of educated, savvy women who come together to enjoy this delightful libation. A pairing of Girl Scout cookies and various labels of bourbon kicked off my inaugural Bourbonette adventure. Even though I was excited to attend, I didn’t partake. My T1D fears took over. I was nervous, didn’t really know anyone and had no desire to attempt carb counting with the fear of miscalculating and being a shitshow. Lame!

Last week the gracious hostess presented a fruit adorned Fancy Free. My immediate thought – do I take the leap of carb counting/alcohol consumption faith and join in?  Continue reading

TBT: What “Real Life” Questions Would You Ask A Famous T1D

Halle Berry

I came across an article about famous folks who are fellow passengers on the T1D train. The story focused on their diagnosis and raising $$$ for ? charity. Kudos for using fame to increase funding and awareness! As I wrapped up the article, my mind wandered… If given the chance to sit across from a T1D celeb, what would I want to know about their “real life”?

  • Halle Berry – Actress
    • Do you pick up your own prescriptions? Does your make-up artist cover up bruises from shots? Any suggestions on the best cover-up for this?

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Put Up Shots Instead Of Taking Them (Stunting Breakfast BGs With Basketball)

Diabetes And Basketball

We all get locked into patterns, habitual ways of doing things, mostly because it’s just easier that way. When you find a pattern that works, those repeated steps conserve brain power in the form of less decisions, saving energy for the rest of the day. As long as those patterns lead to beneficial outcomes, all is right. Recognizing the less desirable outcomes takes awhile though, and oftentimes we need a change of scenery to shine awareness on the need for change. Continue reading