Great Expo! Learned things. Any/all could be Bigfoot own misunderstand but pretty sure true.
- The reason why T1 kids/people get those bottomless lows after full days on the beach boogie boarding or skiing: the liver is gathering up all of the carbs to reload its stash and while insulin opens the doors to the cells to let the glucose in, exercise opens the windows, so it can be very extra hard to keep glucose floating around in the blood because the liver and the cells are sucking it all up
- Question: How many carbs does it take to reload an average child’s liver? Answer: A LOT
- Eat glucose tabs for breakfast and measure 15 minutes/30 minutes, etc. afterwards to gauge carb sensitivity and do lots of experiments on yourself/child and don’t be afraid
- Bicycling uphill is a totally different metabolic thing from bicycling on flats
- People take off their pumps to play hockey so the pumps don’t get smashed
Volleyball player chime in same-same. Already exist product for other thing contact sport enthusiast not want smashed, i.e. business opportunity for jock cup manufacturer?
Also: maybe liver is high carb meat?
- Rhode Island has a smart, adorable endocrinologist a la Dr. Mindy Lahiri, OB/GYN from The Mindy Project but not Indian + with bangs + married
- 104 is the preferred BG for glucometer advertisements
- Only about 10% of parents send their T1 kids’ numbers in to endos, even when directly asked to do so, and the endos want to see them because they consider it part of their job
- “Test/bolus, enjoy, correct (if necessary), move on” <—with smiling cupcake illustration
- When Cole Haan and Nike had that shoe-design partnership, there were mostly boring shoes but also some oxfords/wingtips with robin’s egg-blue sneaker soles that will make your non-D 11 year old fall in love with Glucolift glucose tabs. Based on the company’s president’s shoes
- One pump salesman’s A1c is 5.5, and he will tell that to you almost immediately
- The new Omnipod is 32% slimmer, but looks exactly the same
- “Never pay for a meter” <—advice from meter rep
Ironman Jay Hewitt:
- He is 44!
- He obsesses over how many bites of Cliff bar to eat while racing
- There is not a way to stop to test and eat glucose during the swimming portion of the race
After Living Well discussion, Bubs worried face: It scared me when that man told about his friend who died fly fishing. (During discussion portion of session, one senior citizen declare not enough people worried re: hypoglycemia & knew/heard of fly fisherman drown in lake. Cause: hypo & pass out.)
BIGFOOT: Aw, anyone could die fly fishing
BUBS: (looks more worried)
BFOOT: And it wasn’t his friend. It was just a story he heard. Someone without diabetes is just as likely to die fly fishing—like from a heart attack
BF SPOUSE: Or being drunk
BF: And did you see how ______ and ______ were kind of totally rolling their eyes at that guy?
BSpouse: And then ______ was great, telling him when people hear you have diabetes, they always tell you a catchy horror story about their great aunt Millie who’s missing however many digits?
BUBS: No, she said “however many whatevers”
Pretty sure this first time ever notice Bubs aware amputation commentary. Should explain? Start get knot in gut then—
BUBS: I got to pet a flounder at ______’s party
And move on.