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Judgement Day

“Your HbA1c is 5.6% (37 mmol/mol) and your total cholesterol is 2.4 mmol/L (93 mg/dl). Don’t you eat any fat? Do you take statins?”, said my endocrinologist. Me with big smile on my face: “No, I eat no fat or oils. And no, I do not take any medication other than six units of Levemir per day”.

She was incredulous. Read More

Bordering on the ridiculous

A healthy human has just under 5 grams of sugar dissolved in the bloodstream. That’s about 1 teaspoonful. The body has a clever mechanism to keep sugar at this steady level. Too low and the brain goes into a kernel panic. Too high is like spilling a sugary soft drink over the computer keyboard. Everything becomes sticky, blood protein is deformed and over time results in limb amputation or blindness. Read More

Vampire Day

One of the joys of being a type 1 diabetic is the daily intimacy with needles. I draw some blood five times a day to check blood sugar levels and I inject insulin once a day. Today was a treat day, a visit to the Lab, more needles for the regular blood work for the endocrinologist.  Read More

Cognitive Dissonance

the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioural decisions and attitude change

Behaving like a pigheaded mule with my head firmly stuck in the sand.
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