Saturday, February 2, 2008

It's been too long...

WOW. It's been way too long since i have blogged. Life has been pretty crazy lately. School is overwhelming, sports have taken over, and life is just busy. Today i have a day off from all of that. no school and no sports. Just me time..and friends time maybe tonight.

On a diabetes note. Things have been pretty good. my A1c is alright. It hasn't really changed much over the years...a pretty steady 7.2 or 7.3...its hard to get in the 6 range with having to stay higher for sports and things but when i dont have sports i do my best to keep it controlled!

i recently joined It is a sight for people with Diabetes or parents or spouces or anything like that. just to talk and to communicate with other people that have the same issues as you...its pretty awesome!

Thats all i gotta say..its like 4pm i think i should get out of my pj's and do something haha.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Field Hockey


haha im practicing for spanish class when school starts up agian. I have approximatley 6 days before the first day of school. I'm dredding going back, but excited to see all my friends!

Field Hockey is still going good. We've had 2 scrimmages so far, both of which we won in overtime! haha Tomorrow marks our first game of the 2007-2008 season! Its a big game so im excited to play. Its at home so we are very confident going into the game because NO ONE COMES IN OUR HOUSE AND BEATS US!

I am also stoked for Sept 4th when we will be taking on another schoool, a non league game, which my friend from Diabetes Camp is on! I can't wait to see her and play against her as well!

Anyways, about today. My sugars kind of SUCKED..but I am trying to fix them and get over it. This morning i was 167, not bad for a sugar to start playing FH..but then after practice..since i didnt have time to check it was 326..and i was like WHAT?? that is kind of annoying. And a couple of hours after it was 250...ughh. so many correction boluses...hopefully the next time i check will be within normal range! cross your fingers :)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Hell Avenue

When it comes to sports, I am all for it. They are basically my life (besides my boyfriend, friends and family). But anyways...I love sports. You might even say, I play too many sports, but its what I do. I play school Field Hockey, Softball, and I used to play Basketball but unfortunately have to stop because it got to be too much. Then I have my travel/club teams Field Hockey and Softball. I also used to play travel Soccer but had to give it up for travel Field Hockey. wow. That's a lot. So you get the point...i like sports.

Anyways....I believe one negative thing has come from playing so many sports...which is my current knee injury. :( It sucks yeah but I'm doing the best I can. I have been working hard to try and get it better...but it still hurts. Other than that negative it has brought many many countless positives to my life. I have met tons of new girls who have become friends of mine, It has kept me in somewhat of a good shape, It actually helped diagnose my Diabetes through a minor injury that did not heal at all and caused concern, It has made me smile, and most of all, It has been fun and still is EXCEPT........

For the whole part of running. lol. Now I can run sprints but if you ask me to run a mile...that will be a challenge..not to say i dont like a challenge cause i do..but i really despise running for sure....AND this week has been the week from hell. My FH team has been training all week with Athletes Advantage preparing us for our season and our REAL preseason. I like working out...but right now i am just plain SORE and i don't like it at all. When you can't walk up or down stairs, sit down, stand up, even walk...that's not good. But luckily tomorrow is the last day and I have two days off before the real HELL breaks loose on Monday.

Until then...I will be going to Cooperstown this weekend with my boyfriend to hang out, relax, and watch him play baseball! I just can't get away from sports...well at least i'm not playing!

Friday, June 29, 2007

Diabetes Camp!!

I am extremely sorry for the BIG break in my writing. I can't remember the last time I posted, or even the last time I had time to post. I have been a very busy girl considering it is now summer time and school is out! So, because I have not written anything in a couple of months, one could imagine that I have a lot to say. If I were to write about one thing that has happened since my last would be about Diabetes Camp!!!!

The Donavon McNabb Diabetes Camp for Kids at Camp Green Lane in PA is one of the best times of all 365 days of the year!!..The feeling of being around others who live with the same disease, never fails to give me a sense of comfort, happiness, and normalcy. Its the 6 days that I get to talk freely about my diabetes, I don't have to explain myself, and we can all just relate to each other in how we are feeling. I also get to meet new people connect with them and stay in touch after camp! The friendships that are made at camp will never be forgotten!

This year was a special year for me. It was my last year as a camper and the man himself, DM, came to visit as well! This was only my second year at camp (I wish I had gone longer), but I'm not done with it yet. I hope to return as a CIT (councilor in training) next year and a real councilor after that!

(Here is a picture of the oldest girls cabin, SEASONS, aka TEAM AWESOME with McNabb!)

During these amazing 6 days, lots of stuff happened! There was the dance which was soooooooooo much fun! Here is another pic of the SEASONS cabin at the dance:

There was the luau/water fight between oldest girl and boy cabins, the light show haha, the trivia game, jeopardy, who wants to be a million air?, capture the flag, GAGA (best game ever created!), beach volleyball, huge football game, the long days when everyday at lunchtime it would feel like dinner then i would get excited that we still had another meal to look forward too!, the site changes were always fun (ecspecially when i got that gusher and then I showed Joe and he said "You're not cool until you've had a gusher!" haha, Team AWESOME, The seasons' crazy councilors-Roberta, Kristin, Court...!, hanging out in the boys cabin!!, THE MENTOR PARTY aka our reward for being nice and talking to the little kids!,THE PRANKS, and soo much more!

There was a FIRST for me at camp this year! That was.....a blood sugar all time low of 36 mg/dl. This was while i was having a catch with the football with my a kid named Jimmy. It was crazy. All of a sudden i was just like...WOW i need a break. cause i was starting to suck and not catch the ball and walk instead of run to the Also while playing football was the first time someone has ever called me steroids..later to be shortened to roids...Basically i was beastin' it up during the game with some interceptions, touchdowns, and kick returns...but it was cool, my guy friends stood up for me and yelled at all the other guys who would call me different names like steroids or even Betsy, which was given to me cause this kid didn't know my

Here is the start of the PRANKS:::!

Since the girls were technically not allowed to go in the boy's cabins....WE decided to steal the boy's clothes off of their drying racks outside of their cabins and wear them to the flagpole the next morning!!! hahaha in front of the whole camp!..We also had a pair of their underwear the we stuck on a branch and marched out in front with!! lol They were pissed and came back at us with revenge in their eyes........That afternoon they decided to destroy our cabin, take ALL of our clothes, and throw them in a canoe in the lake. I thought this was funny but others, not so much..soooo we continued to battle it out and struck again the next night!

This time, considering they broke the rules by actually going into our cabin, we did the same. We snuck into their living area during the luau with string like a web and strung it throughout their whole cabin, had Vaseline on the door and light switches, put shaving cream on their windows and mirrors, placed forks strategically under their bed sheets, took their pillows out of their cases and hid them, and to top it all off we put pads and tampons on the beds and under the top bunks! hahahaha. It was awesome. Unfortunately we had to clean it all up, but it was funny while it lasted AND it got us in the boys cabin with them too! haha

Well considering i didnt get my pictures developed yet..i will have more about what we did at camp thats it for now.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

"What is that?"

As you may already know, I am currently on the Medtronic Minimed Insulin Pump. I have been on it for about a year and a half now. You may also already know that i am a big time sports fanatic. Currently my sports consist of school softball, travel softball, and field hockey.

Lately, during school softball, I have been having some trouble with the umpires' and their persistent questions about my pump. When I go up to bat, even though my pump is tucked away and most times out of clear sight, they find a way to spot it and call me out...

"My time," yells the home plate ump! I step out of the box and turn towards him. The first couple of times they would ask questions like..."What is that?", "Is that a cell phone?", or "Excuse me can you come here for a second?". I have even got "Is that an Ipod?" No, its an insulin pump." "Oh! i thought you were listening to some Diddy or something"....Now it goes a little something like this: "My time," - ump. I turn, and before they have a chance to ask, I reply "Its an Insulin Pump for Diabetes." That's when, i think they feel a little bad about interrupting or they just say OK that's fine. But I absolutely hate when they ask me about it...I don't know why it bothers me, I guess it is just the fact that-after they say it-I'm thinking about it and my focus is gone and has shifted to me and my pump. When I'm batting, i like to get up there, clear my head, and do what I gotta do, but when they inevitably bring it leads to my destruction. I find that my mind races and I usually strike out when it happens.

Now, my coach is getting into the habit of telling the umpires before hand, that we have a diabetic with an insulin pump on our team, just to let them know so they won't bug me.

I'm surprised they haven't called me out about my Bracelet...??? I don't even try to hide that. lol

Saturday, April 28, 2007

I HATE when I'm HIGH

Last night after i got home from my boyfriend, E's house, I kind of knew I would be going low during the night. I thought this because I had been low the past 2 nights and also because we were doing a lot of activity, consisting of basketball, Frisbee, football, and PlayStation 2. lol. So i decided to lower my basal a little bit by going down by 10 percent...I later found out at 2am that 10% wasn't nearly enough to go down by...I woke up to a shaky/extremely tired 68mg/dl. i drank my juicy juice and eat some crackers and fell back asleep without re-checking..oopss. That was OK though, because I woke up the next morning with 129mg/dl! yay i didnt over correct...something that I tend to do..A LOT!
So...that was the morning sugar but today seemed to just get worse and worse as the day went on. except for a very nice 102mg/dl. i was high every other time....(sad face). A couple hours after the nice 102...180mg/dl...awww come on u gotta be kidding..then before dinner..277mg/dl. NO WAY! uhh and i was out to dinner which didn't make things any better considering I was about to estimate everything that was on my plate...gerrr....1.5 hours later...364mg/dl..SHIT..not good..not good at alll. Correction bolus to the rescue..or lack there of. I was a little anxious at this point waiting and waiting for it to come down a little i checked it again about 30 mins later...366mg/dl. ahhhhh is this for real? Wow i really did a horrible estimating job. More correction bolus (as much as my wizard would allow)...

And that sticky 366 brings us to now....i just thought i would write about it considering i was feeling stressed...and not only from it being high but because i am trying to do 2 research projects at the same time.....Ridiculous, i know right?! I need my sugar lower so I can actually consentrate somewhat on that.....

I hope my corrections kick in soon...uhhh I Hate when I'm HIGH...:(

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Excellence All Around! =)

Yesterday we had a softball game (varsity) and it was my chance to shine! This was basically my second start of the season. (Our current record 6-0) The starter is a senior and she was on vacation for spring break and didn't get to practice therefore, our coach started me! I was excited and came ready to play.

I started off in warm ups at 147mg/dl. A perfect start for physical activity. Then I didn't have much time to re check before the game actually started because I was starting, but i did as soon as i had a chance...this was at 4pm, about a half hour into the was 121mg/dl. - not bad, but not as high as i would have liked to continue the I ate a piece of a hard pretzel..which brought me up to 158mg/dl. in 20 minutes. That was the last time i checked in until I came out of the game in the last inning!

This was probably close to one of the best offensive games I have ever had! And I have been playing softball for about 12 years. My first time up to bat, there was a girl on second base...and i got a bunt single! My next time up, there were bases loaded with 2 outs and i got a 3 run Double! yay....THEN my last time up there were girls on 3rd and 2nd...2 outs...pressures on. I cleared my head, looked for a perfect pitch...and BOOM! The ball sailed out in between left and center...almost hitting cars in a parking lot (so i hear)...I GOT A 3 RUN HOME RUN--(stand up)!! haha it was the best feeling in the world!

Although after all this excitement, i think the adrenaline made my sugar go a little too high at 202 mg/dl., when i came out to let some other people play, so i bolused 1/2 of a correction which was 1 unit. That pretty much took care of came down to 164 post game...92 pre dinner...99 at 9:30pm...72 at 10:15...123 post fix...96 pre bedtime...and 122 at 12:40 before actually falling asleep..ALL IN ALL it was an EXCELLENT day for softball and for my sugars (they weren't too bad)!

This was by far the best game ever! and we won 14-1...i was 2-for-2 with a sacrifice bunt single, a 3 run double and a 3 run homer which came out to be 6 RBIs....and...after the game a reporter interviewed me for the first time in my high school career!!! THIS WAS A GREAT DAY!