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"You're not makning any sense! Go test your blood sugar!"

4am discussion while the baby is crying

My wife worked an evening job until 9pm and was in bed by 10.... the baby got up at 12 and nursed twice by 3am and then wanted to play (the baby)..... played for an hour while my wife did the dishes and cleaned up (just noticing this) ... and I say something mean.

I am 44 (mg/dl..... not years)

I am also a lucky man

(this was written at 4:03am so I wouldn't forget it in the morning.... baby is crying again)

DENIED!!

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OK - this day was a real treat. I woke up at 4....again....because of the baby....and I had left my car at school so I had to ride in.... and it was misting a bit. So I got Adia back to sleep and got ready to go to school.... which I was really excited about because I had signed up for bus driver training for the next 3 days. Just for field trips and stuff and because I have some desire deep down to say "yeah, I got my CDL". Anyhoo - I am getting the final things ready to ride to school and I can't find my cold weather gloves. Hmm. No biggie - I'll just double up. I go to grab my helmet and shoes and it hits me.... I left all my stuff in my car...at school. So I debate for a moment whether I should wake up Ash and have her take me - but I decide against that for the simple reason that it will take too long and I am still not done getting sub plans ready. So I try on Ashley's helmet - doesn't come close to fitting my rather bulbous melon. I look around and end…
Hopefully today is not what the next 9 months will be like. I woke up at 4:15am because I did no schoolwork over the holiday and I had to get 3 days of sub work ready (bus driver training...yeehaw!) After school, Ashley picked me up and we went to the swim center - I swam with Zoe for a while and then swam a mile. I was 77 when I started and I ate a clif bar. Half way through my head started pounding but I figured it was just because I was a terrible swimmer. When I got out and tested, I was 33. The last time I swam I was 39 when I got out of the water. I guess all my cues are messed up in the water - no weird sweating, I'm dizzy anyway when I swim, definitely can't use performance as any indicator....

Maybe I should just get used to an after dinner Advil...
John and I rode uphill to school this morning (he was out of school - I had a workday:) and for the first time I got off the bike and did a tiny bit of running. Man, was that a bit unusual and uncomfortable....


I've been inspired a bit recently by the community - my friend, Heather, has gotten some of the school nurses to get involved and do a multi-month school district wide diabetes fundraiser - that will end with May being Diabetes Awareness month. She's always wanted to do something like this but I think Triabetes pushed her over the edge ...she has a son and husband that are both Type 1. Here we go. They are taking it to the principals and district. As it unfolds, I'll report.I'm going to eat like a fiend over the next week and will try to run it all off.Happy Thanksgiving

It hasn't even started yet?

I agreed to this in August of 07 and I signed up for it in September. I've been running, swimming, and biking... I'm sore and sleepy quite a lot and I am just realizing that I have not really begun to train yet...

I guess I should set the stage. My name is Steve and I am a Type 1 Diabetic and have been since I was 10 (so 25 years). I've kept pretty good control (just lucky on that front - not due to excess effort) and I was always kind of active - so when my neighbor moved in (also a Type 1) and somehow talked me into being part of a group (now called Triabetes - see www.triabetes.org) of Type 1 Diabetics that will train for and complete in the 2008 Ironman Wisonsin. I wasn't a runner, I was a terrible swimmer, and I was slow on the bike.... so I figured, "why not?"

This blog will be a record of my path through this process.

More to come.... as I figure out what a blog is....