Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Diabetes Blog Week Post

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Write a short story personifying a diabetes tool you use on a daily basis. A meter, syringe, pump, pill, etc. Give it a personality and a name and let it speak through you. What would it be happy about, upset about, mad about?  (Thank you Heather of Unexpected Blues for this topic.)

Diabetes Blog Week


I sniff around her feet and legs and then notice the strong acid like scent. She scurries around and then paws quickly at my leg. Then I look down and let her know I am testing. She watches patiently as I test 62. I give her a treat which she happily eats as I am eating my skittles with no rush because these days I am not really cluing into that I should be moving quicker to treat my lows.

Duchess lays back down and seems to relax as she waits for my blood sugars to start creeping back upwards. She watches me carefully as I sit waiting for things to come back up before I resume my work.


I smell a strong fruity smell as I near I become anxious and I move quickly. I bring the bringsel and sit at a distance. I test I am an 160 she comes closer only to get the treat and moves further away from me. I take a bolus to correct the high. She stays far away and seems agitated by the high blood sugar as it takes time for it to start to come down. She gets up and down and seems completely disturbed by the high blood sugar. I continue to work and watch my Dexcom for downward movement.

As my blood sugars start to come down she come closer to me again and seems quite relieved that yes she can finally relax the high is going away. Highs create anxiety and distress to her when she is used to having lows more frequently. I know I tend to stay in range as much as possible. I know that she is much happier when I do.

I love having my diabetic alert dog Duchess. She has kept me seizure free now for a year and a half. Nice to be seizure free and have your best friend by your side.

Diabetes Blog Week


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    1. Some days I don't know what I would do without her. I know here recent injury has me worried praying its not hip dysplasia.