Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Day 4 of Diabetes Blog Week - Fantasy Diabetes Device

My fantasy Diabetes Device would  be to lick a little bit of powder every morning. This would make your pancreas kick in and produce insulin for the day. You don't need to test or inject at all through the day and when you're sick you only need to test once a day!

Today is my 365th day of having diabetes. It's approximately 1,460 injections. Breaking record!!!!! :) I got a pair of Wild Goose 100% Australian sheepskin uggboots (knee high). No cold feet for me :XD

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Day 3 of Diaberes Blog Week - One Thing To Improve

Every evening we have dinner at the same time, but often I'm still testing my blood glucose or injecting while every one else has already started eating.  I could probably inject earlier so I'm on time.  Normally I play until dinner time and its often irritating to stop and inject.  Diabetes is so boring cos its endless and in your face. 

Monday, 14 May 2012

Day 2 Diabetes Blog Week - One Good Thing!

Today I am writing about one thing I do well when it comes to diabetes.

Mum said I was really great at not sneaking food and at testing my blood glucose many times a day.
Dad said I was excellent at counting carbs and my sister said I was good at everything!

I think I'm good at knowing how many units of insulin to take. 

I didn't think I was good at anything at all because I hate diabetes, so I just thought I sucked at it. It's hard to feel good at something you really hate.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Day 1 of Diabetes Blog Week

Hi Everybody,

This week the diabetes blog that I recommend you read is A Shot in the Dark.  Click here to find it

I like this blog because I identify with the kid in the blog and I think he's cool.  You should look at the last video he made. 

Looking forward to meeting new d-blog friends, Nicholas

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

The Beach

Hey guys,
Lately it's been raining heaps but we were able to fit in a quick trip to the beach.  It was warm but not warm enough to swim - heck this is South Australia! Hardy (my non-diabetic dog) almost got swept out to sea.  I personally thought it was hilarious how he got dunked by the wave.  Which makes me think of another story I'd like to tell...
A few months ago in Warrnambool a friend and I went bodyboarding.  We went about three quarters of the way out to the buoy.  Next minute we were past the buoy on our way to the Antarctica!!  We were in a huge rip.
Back on the beach, my Mum and my friend's Mum were yelling, running and crying.  They acted as if there was a shark behind us!  We didn't know what the heck was going on, we didn't even realise how dangerous the situation was. 
Next thing two lifesavers turn up and we finally clicked.  My arms were burning up from all the paddling.  By the time we got back in we were so tired we could have gone to bed. I felt like I'd just come out of the refrigerator. 
Fortunately my levels were a little bit higher to start with that morning so I didn't have a hypo.  Mum said I wasn't to go anywhere near water for the next month including the shower or bath!!!!! 

Sorry I didn't update my blog in a while.  I was going to shut it down.  Then I thought again. 

Check out my blog during the Diabetes Blog Week (May 14-20). Click here to see more

Hope you've all had a great week, Nick