Fantasy Diabetes Device

I want a REAL that works right.  How much more fantasy do you want than that? 

If I cant have that can at least an insulin be developed that actually MATCHES the food we eat?  I don't know about you but I have yet to have a moment of perfect match where my insulin matches my food!  It drives me crazy!  I can eat the exact same amount of carbohydrates and get a different reading every time.  Heck I can even eat the same thing and get a different reading! 

There are just so many variables that play into this!

All I know is that I am so thankful that my dogs are so on top of it!  Until there are better treatment options or a cure (wont happen in my lifetime) I have the best device in the world! A diabetic alert dog!


One Thing to Work On

Okay the NUMBER ONE THING that as a diabetic that I need to work on.  Well there are many things but the number one thing is that I really need to learn that it is OKAY to not always push through every bad diabetic day!  I really have a hard time admitting that sometimes.  Honestly there are days that I want to go back to bed, snuggle with the dogs, and just hide under the covers and wish diabetes would go away!

The old sayings "no blood-no foul", "pull yourself up by the bootstraps", and "clean up after yourself..your momma dont work here" I truley believe apply to me.  There are times I just cant give myself permission to be diabetic even at the expense of my own body! 

Why is it so hard to give yorself permission in the middle of a really bad low to lay down for a minute and rest?  Why is it so hard to allow that bone tiredness from a high  to sink in and acknowledge it? I really dont get it! I know in my head if I would slow down and rest it would make things better but I just can't.

My New Years resolution for the last 10 years has been to slow down and take care of me................I do okay for the first week and it is down hill from there!  As I write this it is 12 am...I should be in bed taking care of myself.  Instead here I am writing about it!

Well maybe I will just go to bed now and try to take care of me..........even if it is for 5 hours!  Night all!


One Great Thing

Living with diabetes can really stink at times, but it does have good things about it too!  I look back and what I most see is all of the wonderful folks that I have met.  The ones that have touched my life the most are the ones that find the humor in the middle of difficult situation and move on!  They make lemonade out of lemons!

Todays topic is suppose to be about the one thing that I as a diabetic do right!  I thought long and hard about this.  I truley believe the one thing that I do right as a diabetic is that I "think outside the box".  Sometimes my d-team probably believes that I do that to much so but you know what? I AND I ALONE am the one that has to live with my diabetes day in a day out!  I am RESPONSIBLE for my own care and my own choices.  Sometimes I do it right and sometimes I don't but always I am thinking about the choices that I make and how they affect my diabetes.

A good friend taught me take it ONE LOW  at a time.  Deal with what is right now. Face it head on and direct.  Same with high BGS. One at a time.  Each set of numbers is just that a set of numbers. I fix that set of numbers and wait  for the next ones.  When I start looking at all of the numbers there are some days it gets depressing but by looking at one set of numbers at a time I can focus! 

How is that outside of the box?  Human nature is to want to see the whole picture!  If you break it down it is easier to work towords a better outcome! 


Coming in late but going to give it a try

I had never heard of this before but I think it is a really neat idea!  There are so many amazing folks out there in the diabetic online community!  What a neat way to bring them together!


Cheveyo/Sami Pups


This is Ambush(named after a character in Real Steel).  Ambush is going to live with a T1 diabetic who also has Celiac disease.  Ambush is being cross trained to alert on wheat as well!  Ambush will be living in Duschene, UT.

 This is Bailey!   Bailey is living with a T1 in CO!  Bailey is one of the piranhas of this group!  Early on she alerted by nipping my chin!  When transferred to her new owner, the first 3 days she was the sweetest and politest puppy!  Then the piranha is her showed back when her new owner got into the 60's!

 This is Diesel!  If I had wanted to keep a puppy this lil guy would have been it.  I dont know why but for some reason I was seriously attracted to him!  I love all puppies but sometimes one will get to my heart.  Diesel is staying in SLC with a T2 diabetic.  Diesel is going to be a multi-use puppy!  He will run hunt tests, rally, and a variety of other things.  I am glad my lil buddy is staying close!

This is Lottie!   Lottie is another lil firecracker in this group!   Lottie is living with a T1 diabetic in CO and will work as a back up DAD!  Lottie is being trained by an amazing teenager!  Miss Hot Choco-Lottie!

  This is Moxie.  Moxie will be living with a T1diabetic in MS!  She is already living up to her name!  Moxie will meet her new owner Thursday!

Last but NOT LEAST...this is Sugar.  Sugar was my very sweet puppy!  She had the sweetest disposition as a baby!  Sugar is living with a T1 in Santaquin, Utah!  She has wormed her way right into his heart!

All of these puppies were bred by Elite Labradors!  The sire is my dog Cheveyo and the dam is a dog named Coco.  When I first met Coco I was so impressed by her overall nature!  I imprinted these 6 pups since they were weaned from their mom!  I would prefer to imprint from birth but the results were equally impressive doing it this way!  I will give you all periodic updates on the journey's with their self trainers...but so far they are all off to a good start!