People have excuses

Pattie went by the pharmacy to pick up her lancets today.

The person behind the counter told her that Easter candy was on sale. Pattie told her the candy she had was for me. The person then told Pattie that she had just stopped smoking so she would be gaining weight because she had bought and ate a bunch of Easter candy. Pattie told her that she was not going to be eating candy because she did not want to be on insulin. The woman behind the counter said that Pattie had a better reason to not eat junk food. Such revelations make me wonder why we say what we say? It just frustrates Pattie.


high numbers

Panayota’s number were a little high this morning as she slept in until 9:00am (116) it seems when she sleeps in her number start to rebound a little bit. She also confessed she had a bite of ice-cream last night which does not help. It truly isn’t fair that she has to watch the family eat the sweet stuff when she can not

Type 1 (1.5) diabetic honeymoon – what the heck?

 I know that all my blood test results are glowing.  I also know that my blood sugar level in January was higher than suppose to.  I know that the first A1C was 6.6 and the second was 6.0.  I researched to find a term “honeymoon period”.  I found on most sites that it is

The honeymoon phase refers to the period of time shortly after the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes during which there is some restoration of insulin production by the pancreas.  This is only a temporary situation and not an indication diabetes is either improving, in remission, or cured.  

When insulin is injected, the pancreas may get a small “break” from having to produce insulin.  This rest period may then stimulate the remaining beta cells to being to produce insulin. These remaining beta cells, however, will also eventually be destroyed and this temporary “honeymoon” period will revert back to a state of absolute insulin deficiency (no insulin production by the pancreas). (quote from

I did not have an injection of insulin.  I did not have a cold or recollection of a virus. Okay last September I did have some type of skin rash but…  I just had a regular annual check up at the doctors.  My A1C dropped with diet and exercise.  I look on facebook LADA site and find a bunch of Type 1.5 people.  I cannot relate since I do not take anything.  I researched and found another site for diabetics –  Again reference to honeymoon period, meds and insulin.  Am I a freak in the diabetic realm?  If I don’t eat the crap food – processed, sugar, not good for anyone but we all grew up and love it food – my blood sugar levels are where they are suppose to be.  I can only say “What the heck?”  Tomorrow I am getting my A1C checked again.

Swollen face with lots of pain

What did I know?  Sunday I was skiing and at lunch a couple of teeth seemed sensitive.  Granted one tooth was worse but…  I went into work on Monday and left early since my face was swollen and I was in pain.  I thought just maybe it was sinus problems or…  Nope, the doctor confirmed it was teeth problem.  Randy and I discussed the alternatives.  I figured that since the infection was below the tooth line a root canal would not be good.  I am hoping that extracting the tooth was a good idea.  As the picture shows the swelling was horrible.  The swelling is finally starting to go down.

Face swollen

Face has looked better


Pattie and myself seem to have some kind of cold.

Melinda had it first with a headache, running nose and sore throat but no cough. We of course thought it was just allergies brought on by the smoke from the California fires. It seemed a bit odd that Melinda was bothered more than Alex but about a week later Alex started in with a cough. He goes through times where he coughs a lot because he does have allergies so this did not seem out of the ordinary. But this week Pattie and I became sick. Its not allergies. NO IT IS NOT THE SWINE FLU!!!! At any rate we feel a little guilty about not taking the kids more serious when they said they didn’t feel good. However, Alex the toughest of all of us just kept playing on the trampoline and running around like nothing was wrong. He would have to stop to have a few minutes of coughing but then he would start playing again. Believing Melinda is the one that started this, it is a bit surprising that she became sick over the weekend and has a cough this time.

Deciding to let Melinda stay home Monday I called the school to let them know, I got an interesting phone message. The school attendance line had a pre-recorded message that asked that any student showing flu symptoms should stay home for at least 7days and after there are no more signs of flue we should keep our child home for another 24hours. I realize that everyone seems worried about the swine flu but if we kept our kids home every time they had some slight fever or a cough they would never be in school. And from what I am hearing a lot of the children in class are coughing off and on all day long.