Lansdale’s Saturday Morning Hot Spot!

After my few hours of fasting last night and this morning, I headed over the the lab, paperwork in hand! When I got there, I realized the whole of Lansdale’s population was also intent on blood work today.  Since I work later today at Freddy Hill, (a delightful little farm / dairy store) I decided to not spend all morning in a waiting room, entertained solely by the rhythm of my grumbly stomach.  (I would have also been entertained by Pride and Prejudice.  I have been reading on the Kindle. But I always get caught up by words like, “thither” and “mischievous” — “felicity”)

I came home to a delicious breakfast and a house that needs cleaning.  My NEW plan is to go Monday morning at 6:30 a.m. Honestly, who’s gonna be there at that time?  I’m banking on the typical dread of Monday mornings to shorten my wait time a considerable amount!   Monday 6:30 a.m. it is!

I am so thankful for the changes that Dr. Jay made to my insulin pump!  Historically, a big roadblock for me has been frequent, unpredictable low blood sugar.  I get started trying to methodically control diabetes and my blood sugar plummets.  In that case, I rummage through the house like a heat-seeking missile in search of any and all sugar!  I feel weak, shaky, annoyed, and ultimately, defeated.  But, with the changes that were made, I have only had a low once since I saw the doctor, and it was easily remedied by some orange juice with my breakfast.  Dr. Jay said that I should be able to not eat and have my blood sugar remain in the right place because of proper pump settings.  He said I was getting way too much from my pump before which confuses meal bolusing (how much insulin you take for the amount of carbs you eat).  I was concerned about the changes, but I now see why only one of us has a two capital-letter abbreviation after our name.  Thanks, Doc!

“The God who made the world and everything in it . . . He Himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.”

(Acts 17:24-25)

Thank you, Father, for life!  Teach me to care for it as a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to You. 


5 thoughts on “Lansdale’s Saturday Morning Hot Spot!

  1. Brianna I love your blog you started! I think it will help keep you honest and motivated. I look forward to reading more. It was really nice talking to you the other day and am looking forward to having a diabetes buddy.

    • I’ve waited my whole diabetic life for a diabetes buddy! It really is an answer to prayer (and probably a fair share of complaining) to have you to talk to. I agree with this blog helping me to keep honest and motivated–two things that are so easy to lose. Talk to you soon!

  2. Bri—I’ll be honest; I’ve hard a hard time accepting the distance between us. But I’ve given in.
    The Lord has given Ben the school he needs; a job for each of you and now much better care for you!!! How we need to trust His leading.

    • Oh Grandma! I’m sorry it has been a struggle for you. I go through hard times accepting it to! It is very far! Some of the things the doctor said is really changing how I view diabetes–I didn’t think I was capable of thinking of it in this way. It has been freeing and refreshing! I am thankful for God’s leading us here too–but we miss you and Grandpa very much!

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