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My Type 1 Diabetes Anniversary Week

May 27, 2021

I have recently discovered I have a binge eating disorder.  It gets triggered by the darndest things.  The good news is that my low blood platelets are under control with prescription iron. This tablet is a strong chemical, which helps everything get stable. I’m not eating much meat right now anyway.   I’m trying to avoid sugar anything although the apple pie cravings are intensive. I like making my own food sometimes because it means I don’t eat out of a box. I follow the pure foods with limited preservatives diet.   And anyway, I got my COVID vaccine last week  Thursday. For some reason on Thursday I was seized by a desire to trim the rose bush. Maybe that was my mother?  I did trim that rose bush. It is now not scraping on the glass. I had a fever of 102 on Friday, and the crud vanished by Sunday.  Staying home and being paranoid is something I know about. I’m glad I didn’t get the virus, only because it sounds nasty.  Others in my family have had it but I haven’t, thanks luck.

This whole week and the first week of June is my 30-year type 1 diabetes anniversary week. I use a continuous glucose monitor these days to my advantage and have learned a lot about my blood sugar patterns.  It is interesting to keep track of real time data from the CGM. I was walking around with diabetes symptoms after my cleft palate surgery in 1989 for my 22q.  I wasn’t sure how long I was pre-diabetic but one symptom is peeing a lot. If you are reading this and have that symptom, get a glucose tolerance test. I like having the numbers at my finger tips instead of having to draw blood.  My iPhone makes it really discreet.  People have the ew gross look on their face when I check my blood sugar in public.  Sometimes I find that jealousy follows me because I look years younger than my actual age.  I’m 40 but look 20. My linked in profile has a picture of me. But anyway, this week is my 30-year anniversary. I’m spending it working, I made myself a green bean casserole, and I’m trying to eat healthy without binging. 

I have recently discovered I have a binge eating disorder.  It gets triggered by the darndest things.  The good news is that my low blood platelets are under control with prescription iron. This tablet is a strong chemical, which helps everything get stable. I’m not eating much meat right now anyway.   I’m trying to avoid sugar anything although the apple pie cravings are intensive. I like making my own food sometimes because it means I don’t eat out of a box. I follow the pure foods with limited preservatives diet.   And anyway, I got my COVID vaccine last week  Thursday. For some reason on Thursday I was seized by a desire to trim the rose bush. Maybe that was my mother?  I did trim that rose bush. It is now not scraping on the glass. I had a fever of 102 on Friday, and the crud vanished by Sunday.  Staying home and being paranoid is something I know about. I’m glad I didn’t get the virus, only because it sounds nasty.  Others in my family have had it but I haven’t, thanks luck.

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