Wow. It’s been a whole week since I last blogged. I don’t think I’ve ever gone that long… I know it’s bad to call out when a blogger hasn’t blogged, but seriously, that’s a really long time for me.
I’ve been busy. Work has been insane, and while I can’t talk much about it (working on a confidential project… shhhh…) it’s been keeping me on my toes so much of the day I haven’t had a chance to take a break and blog! When I get home, I mostly work on freelance and then my brain is so fried the thought of recapping my day sounds almost painful. So here are some reader-friendly bullet points:
- My post-appointment weeks have been slow going in getting my blood sugars under control. I’m suffering from a bad set right now and I have 2 hours until I can get home and change it. Actually, I should have changed it this morning because I woke up at over 300 – which NEVER happens unless I either forget to bolus for something or my set is bad. Since I know I didn’t forget to bolus, it must be the set. However, I’m definitely seeing a lot more 100s and I’ve even made it back to the gym a handful of times, which is a significant improvement compared to my two month absence this summer.
- I’m plugging along with my Walk to Cure Diabetes campaign. I only managed to raise $1100 in 23 days, but today I hit $1300, which means I only have $1000 to go to reach my goal of $2300. I have a little more than a month until the Walk in Manhattan – I really hope I can do it! If you are interested in donating, even if it’s only $10, please click here!
- When I was at the CWD conference in July, I had the chance to meet some wonderful ladies who have launched products for people with diabetes. Unlike the big, anonymous conglomerations, these founders are deeply invested in the diabetes community. All of them have a family member with diabetes, and in most cases, they have a child with the disease. I interviewed them for a round-up piece on diabetes start-ups for Diabetes Health, and it’s online now. Check it out!
- I’ve been introduced by a blogger friend via email to another girl who just moved to NYC this summer. I checked out her blog, which she uses to keep in touch with her family, and saw her mention the name of a really cool church in the city. I’ve been bouncing around churches here in Hoboken for a few weeks now, and nothing really seems to stick. They’re nice – but they’re so small. This church is small compared to Imago Dei, but large enough that it has activities and community groups outside of the service. I only have 2 years until my 101 Things Challenge ends, so I’m hoping I can find a church I like enough to stick with it for awhile. If you’re interested in knowing which church it is, let me know, but I have a personal policy not to post places that I plan to go, only places that I’ve been (and unfortunately, it would be really easy to figure out where I’ll be with the website). Edit: Sara brought up that my next point contradicts this one, so I’ll clarify by saying I don’t post or tweet specific locations, such as restaurants or museums, that I plan on going to. Cities and countries, I think, are fair game. If you want to meet me that badly, just ask!
- Only two weeks and two days until I leave for England! I am so freaking excited. I have booked my hostel in Bath, I have my itinerary for the Jane Austen Festival mapped out and everything is confirmed for me to stay with my friend in London. I still need to call my doctor and pick up a Lantus prescription, in case my pump breaks, and make sure I have enough syringes with me. I’ve traveled overseas with diabetes before and it’s really not much different than traveling in the States as long as you have back-up supplies. I’m mean, this is England, not Africa, and I already know two diabetics in London in case anything happens. I’m hoping the weather holds out for me, but I am really looking forward to taking an actual vacation. I don’t have to entertain anyone or have any meetings or learn about anything. Total relaxation. It will. be. AWESOME.