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The T1D Diaries

A photoblog celebrating life and diabetes

Month / April 2017

A good night

This is what a diabetic calls a good night. Sleep wasn’t bad either! A good start to what will be a good day.

Veganniversary

I have a very easy time of it. Being a type 1 diabetic that is. Compared with the difficulties other T1Ds experience, I’m almost embarrassed.

I don’t prick my fingers 6-10 times a day, the Libre takes care of that. I inject only twice a day, 3 units of long acting Levemir at breakfast, 2 units at the evening meal. I don’t bolus or correct with rapid acting insulin injections. I don’t count carbs. I don’t get serious hypos. Any spikes exceed 15mmol (270mg/dl) on sick days only. My HbA1c is 5.6%. Other than Levemir I take no medications, no statins, no blood pressure meds, no nexium etc. The only supplement I take is a B12 tablet twice a week. BMI is 20, blood pressure 115/60, resting heart rate high 40s, and total cholesterol 2.4 mmol/l (93 mg/dl).

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First cut

“Is the deepest”, the minstrel sang.

Yesterday I started the construction of ‘RotKat’ Mk2, an ECOnomy 6 sailing catamaran designed by Bernd Kohler. She is a larger sister of ‘RotKat’ Mk1, which I started building not long ago.

I came to the realisation this week that I need not behave like a Virgo any longer, that I was ready to be born under the Leo zodiac sign, that it’s not my fault Ma wanted to cook me for an extra five weeks, so heck, I can make decisions befitting a Leo!🦁😉 Continue Reading

The morning after

The outriders of tropical cyclone “Debbie” after she crossed the coast near the Whitsundays, 600 kilometres to the southeast. Awesome yet aweful.

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