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Friday, January 8, 2010

Catching up..

I have some blogger catch-up today.
I just posted the update on my Primal Stride Challenge experience.  I have to say that this has been really great for me.  I love having the main website to check in with everyone, to celebrate all our successes and to get/give encouragement on the days things didn't go as planned.

I also need to catch up on my Diabetes 365 photos. . one picture each day to illustrate something in my dlife.  I have a couple for today because they sort of go together.

So, here's how these are related and why they are TODAY'S Diabetic 365 photos:
These are new shoes that we bought over the weekend.  Since I lost so much weight during the onset of the 'betes, I also lost a whole shoe size. So, many shoes were replaced.  Aren't these cute?

My boss and I also recently relocated our offices and I have a real office, with a real door and I'm SO thrilled about that.  But, the wall where my desk is situated is an outside facing wall, so cold, cold air creeps in through the electrical outlet.  Since the 'betes' I've noticed my feet are colder all the time anyway. . so, this has been unbearable today as it's the first day I've been able to sit at my desk.

The other picture there is the space heater which will be hiding under my desk first thing tomorrow morning.  It's a long explanation, but you can see how it all goes together, I hope.

I'm excited for tomorrow. . .I finally meet with the CDE to get started on insulin therapy.  There's a part of me that thinks, "this will change EVERYTHING" and another part of me that doesn't want to be too disappointed so I try to tell myself, this will just get my fasting BG down.  I don't really know what to expect, but I've been dealing with the unknown for a whole year now.  At least, I know how to deal with what I don't know yet. . ha ha  I'm hoping this truly changes everything now.

I DO know that with my fantastic husband who watches me like a hawk and can see even the slightest change in my demeanor, the girls who are concerned and offer to help in any way they can and with my friends and diabetic online community, I'll be just fine.  I've received so much help, love, care, information, emergency phone numbers and people offering a shoulder to cry on. . I'm a lucky gal.

So tomorrow I boldly go into the CDE's office, learn to jam more needles into this old, tired body, and take one more step toward a healthy future.  Thanks again to all of you who are so encouraging, enlightening and educating.  Cyber-Hugs all around!


  1. Good luck today!! So happy for you. :-)

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  3. Whoops! I meant to edit that above remark, not remove it. .
    I was trying to say, THANKS Crystal for your well wishes and comment. You're a great encouragement and I've had fun getting to know you. Today was AWESOME! I got Lantus and Humalog, so things will start shaping up for me soon!
    BTW. . loved your guest post poetry today!