Author Archives: Cherise
Hello! I haven’t written a letter to you in a while. It’s been an awesome month on the Pod. I really enjoy the new PDM. I love Co-pilot, I don’t have to feel gulity about not logging. The spreadsheets and the log sheets are awesome. Thank you for the upgrades. I am not writing to you to complain about the Omnipod. I am writing to you because a few weeks ago a competitor by the name of Medingo, made it’s debut. Although I like a few features about the SOLO. I am satisfied with the updates and the improvements that have been made so far with the Omnipod. I just have a couple of questions.
1. When will the smaller Pod be available?
2. When will the CGM be integrated?
I stand by the Omnipod system 100%! I have been told by a few people it’s in the works, just a little curious:)
In 12 days…. the LOVE of my life, the APPLE of my eye, the Peach in my Splenda made cobbler, the king of the grill (BBQ) and the father of my daughter will be home on leave. YES, YES, YES! I am one happy armywife!!!!!! If you’ve ever met a military spouse and they said, “Oh, it’s easy being married to someone in the military.” Pull out your lancing device, glucose tabs, and sugachine test their blood sugar–it’s LOW! IT IS HARD and it’s even harder when you have a child. My best friend, help mate and all of the other things left out the door. I pray every day for his safe return. I cling to every e-mail and conversation we have. I am a strong person at times, but the Lord knows some days or better than the others. I love him, I can’t wait to see him. I am excited:) I am counting down the days….
1 Happy Armywife
Slow and Steady-Chasing 6.0
A couple of weekends ago, I went to the lab to have my A1C, C-peptide, Vitamin D and Thyroid levels checked. I was excited. I wanted to see what my A1C and C-peptide levels were. I always tell myself my A1C is going to be higher than what it is, so if it’s high I want be disappointed–it’s a mind game I play with myself, it works for me.
I am scheduled to see Wes (NP-Endo) on Thursday, I couldn’t help myself. I called the office, asked the young lady if my lab results came in. Guess what?! My A1C is 6.2! I’m moving slow and steady to 6.0! I am breaking away from the mental block I was given a few years ago! I’m not going to lie. I needed to know what the standard was and is, but I realize my body has changed, not on oral medication anymore and pancreas isn’t working like it use too. If I maintain 6.2 for the next 3 months I am satisfied. If I can move it down to 6.1 I will be even more satisfied. I am learning with diabetes you have to take baby steps, bolus correctly, adjust insulin, maintain a low carb way of life, exercise–I see progress. I want to be honest with you–I do have days where I wonder 205, how did I get that number? Stress kills, it’s terrible for diabetic’s. I vent, correct, pray that it comes day and I let go.
I am the turtle and diabetes is the hare.
3.5 years ago, Niya was born. She was cut out (c-section). Niya took a lot of things away from me during her stay in my belly. I wouldn’t change anything! Niya is my blessing.
I lost all of my baby weight. I’ve come
to terms that my stretch marks will not go away. I understand sit-ups, crunches or ab work outs will not rid me of stretch marks…*sigh* but for some odd reason my stretch marks started itching. Why? I don’t know. Do I scratch them?!?! Heck no! I don’t want to create more. I need to find a remedy to take the itch away.
My theory–sweat! They didn’t start itching until I started working out. Heck what do I know, I’m not a Dermatologist?!?! I’m just a woman, who happens to be a diabetic, mother and wife…who wants these dog on stretch marks to stop itching. *sigh*
Can someone…ANYONE, Help me?!?! I know there has to be a woman or man who can help me. Please I’ll try just about “anything”.
Please excuse any grammatical error’s:)