Thursday, January 28, 2010

More H2O and Less Bad Habits

So in the morning I'm going to Quest Diagnostics for some blood work, urine sample etc etc. You might be thinking - yeah, so? been there, done that, got the t-shirt. However, since I'm suppose to drink and ample amount of water today, I have decided it'll be a good day to start a good habit - DRINK WATER! Something I hardly do. I don't drink much liquids at all. My lips are always dry and pickable. Yes, pickable.
I have a bad habit of picking/biting my lip, and I've been doing it for years now. You might think - ewwww. that's disgusting. Yeah it is, but when you've been doing it for so long that you don't notice too much. I know it's not as hard as quitting smoking, but it kind of is and not. Now, I don't have the nicotine withdrawl or anything, but I for sure have the hand to mouth repetition down. I pick my lip so often when my hands are not doing something - like typing on a keyboard, doing dishes, etc - that I don't even notice that I've started to pick and bite my lip. You can stop from physically buying and smoking cigaretts, but my hands will always be apart of my body (or so I pray). So, all day I've been catching myself picking my lip and I didn't even notice that I started. Since my hands have been more idle than normal, I've been having the muchies! even though I'm not hungry and *just* ate. ugh.
Well, so far today I drank a little over 48oz of water. Which is HUGE for me. I hope to finish off my water bottle to complete 64 oz.
I don't want the good habit of drinking water to stop here, but I want to continue to drink more and more water daily. I know that my body needs it and especially needs it as a diabetic so I can flush all the nastiness out of my kidneys etc.
Here's to drinking more water, becoming hydrated, stop picking my lip, and feeling healthier.

Thanks for listening,


P.S. Quest Diagnostics is great! I was able to make my appt online and when it was submitted there was a button "would you like to add this event to your google calendar?" Oh, why yes, yes I would. Thank you!
Once again, the more and more I use google goodies, the more and more I like it - {a lot}.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Postin' a Low at Church

We get to church on Wednesday night, a few weeks ago, sign johnny in to his class, get into the sanctuary at Calvary Chapel Living Word, find a seat, we have a few songs of worship... and then I'm feeling a low come on. After worship we stand up and Pastor Terry says hi, welcome etc and then tells us to greet some people around us. Now I know I'm low and I need to get some sugar quick. I didn't want to test right before shaking anyones hands, so I waited until we said our hello's and sat down. I tested. 3...2...1... -43- awesome. not.
I dig into my purse looking for my Halloween pumpkin candy corns (those suckers have like 30 carbs for like 5 pieces), can't find them. I know they are there. Finally I find them, trying not to make noise when the service started. Shoved 3 pieces in my mouth. I was glad that tonight's service wasn't packed as a Sunday morning service would be. That's always fun, rooting around in your purse making noise to find -candy-. Joy. So I stuffed the piece of candy in my mouth and I make a quick glance and my head slightly down so I don't draw attention that I'm eating. No people, I'm not 8 and I can control my candy cravings - I have to eat something.
::sigh:: So throughout the rest of the service I'm feeling the sugar go through my system, relaxing my shaking hands, feeling strength come back to my core, and the weird feeling of my tongue coming un-numb. And now, not paying attention/being sidetracked and having wandering thoughts - I tried to focus as much as I could at what Pastor Terry was talking about, but nonetheless, feels like I wasted a night of church. :(
I didn't feel normal until close to the later end of service. :( Praise the Lord I was able to take some notes, or I wouldn't remember most of the message. Anyways...

Thanks for listening.


Friday, January 22, 2010

OneTouch New Meter Study

Last year I participated in a meter study by OneTouch through my Endocrinologist's office.
The meter is the VirioPro. It was nice. I liked the options it had as far as tagging and calculating carbs-insulin. That was a fun - being able to set your carb to insulin ratio, along with your corrective dose. I would be for sure be interested in getting one when it comes out, obviously as long as it doesn't break the bank.
Here's a few snapshots of the meter (taken with iphone 3G camera)

Current Meter for Insulin Study: Precision Xtra

 OneTouch VirioPro (left) and my current Precision next to each other.
Note: The OT holds it's test strips in the bottle and the Precision

What would make this even more fantastic is that it would be able to sync/talk to my iphone. :-)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Late Night Post

Good Evening Night dwellers.... or if you are reading this during the day - Happy Daytime to you,

Ok, so I'm trying to be more Google-ly. I'm using google reader (a lot), google docs, calendar (alllll the time), etc etc etc...
How ever my techie (trekkie - whathaveyou) hubby said, "whoah, we had 3837829190 visits to this one document that's on KWVE's website." I blinked and replied..."saywwwhhhaaaa?? You can track individual documents??" I looked at him more... as my 2 year old would say, "I want it."

So after mulling around in google docs and google analytics and spending wayyyy too much time on the computer when I should be reading New Moon - I published/shared my Blood Glucose Test Results Sample page. This is the form that I fill out in Numbers and then print it out at when I go visit my endocrinologist. Side note: I shared with my doctor that I can email him my BG results and since I'd put it in a PDF format that he'd be able to attach my PDF document to my ePatient file on their new paperless system. His response, "You can do that?" yeah. way stoaked. Ok, so back to my story, I shared my BG test results doc, went to settings in google docs, clicked editing, and "Use Google Analytics to track the number of visits to your published documents," got a new google analytics tracking code just for docs, and so when I want to post a document I get the link from "Share/get link to share" and make it a link. Tah-dah.

So to test my theory. If you could be so kind as to click on my sample BG Test Results link and leave any comments like "wow, that's cool." or "yeah, didn't work for me." or "wait, what was I suppose to do." So I can have some kind of feed back and TRACKING (woot) of how many page views the document gets.

I started to type "Oh, and" then I went to another tab to look at something... and forgot what I was going to say. I think the tall mocha frappuccino light with a *ton* of whip cream is wearing off....

Without further ado:

Thanks for listening,


p.s. remember - feed back. If you want to "download" the document - click print, open the downloaded document and then print from there.
Google you rock.