Effects of Frustration

Hi everyone! Yesterday at school, we had something called “Wellness Day.” During one of the presentations, I was getting extremely frustrated. My blood sugar immediately skyrocketed and shortly after, I was 350. Then I had to go to the nurse because I had such a bad migraine. I could feel my heart beating in my head! Has anyone ever experienced this before? I think it’s so interesting that my body reacted so quickly to being angry and frustrated.

Looking into the Future

Hi all! This week my parents have been in Napa, California for their 20th year anniversary. My aunt stayed with my siblings and I for the first three days and now my grandma is here with us. It has really been a wakeup call because I go to college in just a little over a year. It has been pretty hard waking up multiple times in the middle of the night to drink a juice, do a correction, etc. I never realized how terrible it is because usually my parents just do everything without ever waking me up! Unfortunately it looks like I’m in for a rude awakening when it comes to college. Plus, I do not wake up to the beeps of my CGM so I owe a big apology ahead of time to my roommate!

Tough Day

Hi everyone, today was definitely one of my more difficult days. I went to the bathroom during English class and pulled the adhesive of my site out on a door. It looked like the canula was still in so I just pressed the adhesive back down and called it a day. Next I had lunch. I bolused 8 units on that site thinking everything was fine. I went up to 400 and realized the site was probably bad. I took it out and the canula was completely bent in half! Apparently that door did a pretty good job ripping it out. Anyway then I did a 9 unit shot and eventually came down right in time to take my physics quiz. Felt like crap for most of the day but I am happy that I am back to the land of the living now! Hope everyone had a good day 🙂

Stem For Life Video!

Hi everyone! As you may remember, I filmed a clip with Max Gomez back in December that was going to be used in the Stem For Life 2018 Conference that is going on right now in Rome, Italy. My dad is there speaking again but they showed the video clip that Max and his team put together to everyone in the audience! I will include the link to it below…the first 5 minutes is the video clip and then the rest is my dad and two others being interviewed by Meredith Vieira from “The View.” I am so upset that I couldn’t attend this year! Based on all of the pictures my dad is sending me, it looks pretty awesome!!

Altitude in Arizona

Grand Canyon fam picHi everyone! My school had spring break this week so I went to Arizona with my family. We stayed in Sedona which has an altitude of 4,500 feet. It was really interesting to see how this altitude affected my blood sugars. The entire time I was in Arizona, my blood sugars ran extremely high. I had to make multiple basal adjustments for during both the day and night and was still higher than I would’ve liked. However now that I’m back in New York, I have been lower. I am not sure the exact reasons as to why my blood sugar ran high at a significantly higher altitude, but I just thought it was interesting! Has anyone else had this experience? (The picture above is of my family in the Grand Canyon!)