Friday, April 13, 2007


My hebrew first and middle name both start with the Yo sound and when I told my father about my latest crazy insulin needs, he said we should just call me Yo-Yo.
60 units of insulin one day, 10 the next. :-)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Hypoman's art project

Yesterday's readings were 58, 71, 69, 74, 72, 109, 77, 63. Too much insulin, me thinks.
This morning I woke up with a 56, my third time ever waking up in the morning as normal below a 60; my lantus time pie chart now gives the slice labeled 31-60 three slices, one and a half percent of the whole. I lowered my Lantus dose by four units this morning, from 17 down to 13. The previous morning I'd lowered it from 20 to 17.

My sharps container is close to full and I am decorating it. Test strip sticks make designs; a smiley face on the front; ASK on the side; a picture of a syringe on the back, with a cut up syringe cup to make the point. I've attached a NovoLog PenFill label, a Lantus label, an accu chek aviva test strip lable, my prescription for pen needles, my prescription for test strips, and an empty bag that contained syringes. I am going to walk all five miles to the hospital to turn in the container, and I hope that people will see and look and wonder and maybe even ask me about it. My sharps container has syringes, pen needles, lancets, and one razor. I'm planning to attach the prescription for lancets and the prescription for syringes.

Pesach blood sugars mostly went well, but the first Pesach breakfast shot my blood sugar above 300. :-( It came back down smoothly.