Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Good Riddance to the Yuck

I blog for lots of reasons. I enjoy writing, it's an emotional release, and I totally love the comradary from my fellow D moms (and dads - no disrespect!)

I admit to finding comfort in reading about other people's crazy attempts at taming this D beast. Sometimes we succeed, but more often than not we're all left wondering, WTF? Not one of us is the perfect pancreas. We weren't meant to be. A pancreas is a pancreas, and all the rest of us are just doing our best to keep up.

So, with that in mind, I offer you, my blog readers, a snapshot of our summer in numbers:

It may be a little hard to read. (Yes, it's a photo of my computer screen. If you think you're technologically challenged, I bet I'm worse. Case in point - my beloved blue painters tape stuck to my screen to block out Grace's full name. Sad, but true.)

You don't need to see the exact numbers to be able to see what's going on. Green = in range, red = high, blue = low.

If I were to show you a pie chart, it would show about half the circle in green. Yep, only HALF the time this summer did my little girl spend in range. Most of the lows are in the 40s and most of the highs sit comfortably in the 300s. (Yeah, that one's over 500. I see it.)

So, though this is a stressful time in the life of at least one D-mama, this being back to school season, let's all agree to take yesterday's crap and put it behind us. There'll be more crap waiting tomorrow, so why worry about the past? I refuse to carry the guilt of my Summer of Yuck Numbers. Onward and upward. Today is a new day.

Ok, enough with the catch-phrases. I hope this example of how none of us is perfect motivates you to see that tomorrow is just a day away. (Sorry. Couldn't help myself)


  1. Putting yesterdays crap behind us! Woo HOO! I am on board! I've actually been doing this for a long time now. I have to let it go or I explode, and picking up the pieces is no fun!

  2. Crap behind me. Onward. Upward.

  3. Shovin' the crap down to my "WORRY FEET" that Meri so eloquently posted on today - LOL.

  4. I feel the same way when I see the Dexcom info right in front of me. I tend to look past what was good and only focus on the bad. You know, 50% with this stupid disease is pretty good if you ask me!