Tag Archives: Physical Illness

Diabetes: Insulin ranges still unknown


I think the only one is the slow acting insulin that can be totally regulated. I think the one for each meal will have to be done and the necessary insulin injected, but what do I know?

My poor belly is getting so bruised from all the shots. I am trying to figure out how to use a different area each time so it isn’t as painful.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

How to Survive the Summer Heat with Fibromyalgia


How to Survive the Summer Heat with Fibromyalgia

I am absolutely miserable during summer and burn within 15 minutes and 30 minutes with sunscreen. I try to avoid the summer heat.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Trigger Point Therapy for Fibromyalgia Pain


Here is an article on trigger point therapy: http://healthiculture.com/fibromyalgia/newsletter/triggerpointtherapy/tptherapy-1.php

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

New diabetes pen has sugars all over…


It is called Tanzeum. I was wrong with the name the other day. They decreased my oral meds and said it will take a couple of weeks to settle down. I was only 74 the other day than today it was 159. Crazy.

Got my new diabetic shoes. Took forever. The smallest pair is too big for my feet. She had to rig them to fit.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Happy Mother’s Day! New Diabetes Pen!


I couldn’t take the Victoza daily pen, sugars too low and no appetite. So I went back on oral meds only. Sugars rose at night, but were fine in the morning then all of a sudden they started rising in the morning too.

Went to my Endocrinologist Friday and now I have a once weekly pen which is called Tambien I believe. Very difficult to set up to take. Huge directions to follow.

I got it ready and took it. It didn’t hurt, but my sugars were really high that night and I had very little carbs. This morning woke up feeling lightheaded and shaky. My sugar was low, only 74. Grabbed some applesauce and then retook it and it was 125, much better. I might have to take a snack at bedtime every night to avoid this, but then again it is a weekly dosing pen and may not act that way all the time. I need to watch the trends. The good thing is my appetite is back. Thank you God! I have been praying over this situation.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Early morning fasting level was 71 and 5 hours later after eating it was 89


I forgot to have a small snack last night before bed and woke up to very low blood sugar. Ate some carbs right away and took it again 5 hours later. Better, but still a little low.

This gets a little easier with time. I see the endocrinologist again on the 12th of May and will have had blood work done.

Not hitting my FitBit walking goals. I set if for 1000 steps and my son set it for 1500. Today I will probably make it since I have to park in a lot and walk to the drs office for my therapy.

Paid my $75 hospital bill. Still can’t believe that. Being outpatient worried me, but 5 days of outpatient was charged to the ER bill of $75.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Sugar level was 114…FitBit


Have to recheck it in a bit since I ate more carbs than usual and need to see what it did to my sugar levels.

IĀ  just checked it at the 2 hour mark and it was 271. Way too high!

My numbers come down slowly. They should come down faster. At least they are still coming down.

I wear a fitbit now and keep track of my steps. I made a goal of 1000 and my son changed it to 1500. Still fighting to meet the 2nd goal.

My pain level isn’t that bad today, but I do have the external yeast infection again and that is sore. Have cream to put on it.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com