Friday, December 4, 2009

What I learned about Diabetes this month... November Edition

-Thanksgiving is totally do-able! No need to stress over weird foods giving Elise crazy numbers. If they happen, then they happen. If they don't, then hooray! Stop being such a big ball of stress about everything, Joanne!

-The carb factor for pumpkin pie without the crust is somewhere between .19 and .23. Add the crust and it goes up to .27. This all depends on your recipe, ingredients used, etc.

-You can make pumpkin pie with agave nectar!

-I am slowly coming to grips with the fact that I will probably never get more than about 5 hours of sleep a night. And it will be a Festivus Miracle if I get more than 2 consecutive hours of sleep. Just because I am coming to grips with it, doesn't mean I have to like it.

-Everyone handles this disease a bit differently, and it is okay. That's why we are all so awesome together... we are walking different pathways, but we're all headed in the same direction. We get to see things from a different perspective and can use that knowledge to help others walking our way. It's beautiful, and I love it.

On a side note... we made it to SF, and I've already hung out with Meri and had a fabulous time! I'm hoping to do a post here and there, but we'll have to see how much spare time I have.


  1. Dude you rock!

    "Festivus for the rest of us!" I am still laughing that you used that!!!! LOL!

    P.S. So jealous you got to met Meri!

    Have a great vacation!

  2. Oh yeah I m so jealous that you got to hang out with Meri too . You rock and we will hear from you when we hear from you .

  3. Can't wait to see pics!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!

  4. Joanne,
    If you head to tahoe via the 50 let me know, we are along the way :)

  5. Happy Festivus!!
    Keep us "posted" on your trip.
    How was the flight? Everyone survive? I' assuming it would have made the 5:00 news had your head exploded on the flight.


  6. Wasn't there a Festivus pole? Maybe we should go shopping for one!

    Sunday is almost here! And let me know how the extra short acting went...I have been thinking about you all night! (Is that too obsessive for you...should I slow down?)

    Word Verification: Curepoo...again, just funny on it's own.

  7. I'm so happy you all got to meet! I'm a bit jealous! 3 yrs in and I'm still a big ball of stress and worry....I just push it down further and some how function better these days....sleep.....

    Sleep......Hmmm..think white chhocolate peppermint mocha in the morning, or green tea with orange :) Saves me every time!

  8. Great post Joanne! Loved it! So jealous you got to hang with Meri!

  9. Cool! (meeting blog friends in real life)

    Random--one of your D blog friends had a post a few weeks ago, i think it was on the 3rd anniversary of a diagnosis and it was about how her perspective had changed over the years. It was totally the most awesome post I read (other than yours) and I meant to leave a comment and say so....but never you know who that was by any chance, or if she is reading this now, let me know! :)


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