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When you have an infant, you can never completely count on a good night's sleep. We've been blessed with a pretty terrific little sleeper. She'll often sleep through the night, for 12 hours straight! However, she also has bouts of teething that interrupt her sleep for several days in a row. We're in the middle of a teething episode now. Those two upper, front teeth have been bugging her constantly!
As it happens, Sienna is also going through a bit of a mommy-phase right now. She wants me to hold her all the time, and certainly won't let Dennis rock her during the night. Although I love her little "mama" coos, it's a bit draining when she's teething and waking up once or twice a night. We are having sweet quality time during the wee morning hours, but during the day, while at work, I'm definitely tired.
Whether you have an infant at home or are just a typical American who tries to fit too much into each day, we all end up feeling run down from time to time. When ...
One of my neighbors gave me an old home-health book called Know Thyself. It was published in 1911, and the introduction says, "To this book, father and mother can go as a rich treasure-house for wealth of knowledge and wisdom to guide and direct their children." The authors caution mother and father to keep the book away from "tender youth," as it mentions salacious topics such as marriage and child-bearing. But I figured that now that I'm on Medicare, I might be allowed to read it, and I went to the index to see what they said about diabetes in 1911. This was about 10 years before the discovery of insulin. The best drug treatment for diabetes, they suggest, is opium, or the opium derivative codeine, which should be given in increasing doses to 3 grains 3 times a day. I sort of thought hanging out in an opium den would be more interesting than taking pills, but I looked in the Yellow Pages and couldn't find any opium dens listed in my a...
Recently, I have been venting a lot about my frustrations with diabetes, sorry to be such a downer.
Just been in a totally bad mood about it. I've been really struggling with having a lot of low blood sugars, and then those annoying rebounding highs the past couple of weeks. Ugh!!!
I have also been very busy at work and I have been just feeling so overwhelmed lately. My control feels OUT OF CONTROL. I haven't been sleeping well either. Going to bed really late isn't helping my situation.
Then there is the beeping from the CGM, that drives me absolutely insane. So, basically what I have been doing is wearing it for a week, then after the sensor ends, I take a two day break. I really love the CGM though and having it on during the week and on my way to work and home, truly gives me piece of mind traveling to and from Manhattan. Before the CGM I had patterns of low blood sugars while on the subways coming home from work at night. If you have even been on a NYC subway...
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