TrialNet: Quiz Show

Dramatic lead photo.


Joslin/TrialNet yesterday.

Jack just random BG. (Always normal. Thanks, teplizumab.)

Bigfoot OGTT. One surprise = ramped-up TrialNet preliminary health questions:

What is your current insulin regimen? (Uhhh, none.)

Who is your endocrinologist? (It’s just you guys.)


Fasting: 108 mg/dL (didn’t check Verio. February: 103)

Sudden onset squiggle-vision. Glucose making squiggle floaties in eyeballs? Psychosomatic. Or not? Really think see something.

We watched QUIZ SHOW. The whole time I was wishing I had remembered TALENTED MR. RIPLEY. <--note to self for next time.

We watched QUIZ SHOW. The whole time I was wishing I had remembered TALENTED MR. RIPLEY.

One hour post: 267 mg/dL (Verio 234; February: 195. Oh my gosh I’m worse.)

Begin headache/woozy/think maybe low?

Two hours post: 212 mg/dL (didn’t check Verio. February: 276. Oh my gosh I’m getting better.)

photo 2


Snack: peanut butter graham crackers in attempt prevent rebound hypo. Nomnomnom. Then walk —> Newbury Street lunch/backpack shopping Patagonia.

Walking, walking, chatting, feet feel kinda weird/itchy but no hypo feeling. Then familiar uh-oh feeling swamp over Bigfoot.

Three hours post: 55 mg/dL. (No need describe lunatic feeling of drink/bathe in Jimmy Carter milkshake @Boloco. Nick of time.)

Sigh for all that jazz.

photo 4

Even my hand just looks like blehhh.

But then…

We started our Whole 30 last night at dinner. I am happy! We have a fun cohort in a secret (not so secret) Facebook group all starting approximately together. You can play along!


One person's dinner selection.

One person’s dinner selection. I like all of these things, but normally with a glass of alcohol.

It took us so long to get it all together that it was this dark by the time we sat down. LIKE REAL CAVEMEN.

It took us so long to get dinner together that it was this dark by the time we sat down. JUST LIKE REAL CAVEMEN.

And more salmon.

And more salmon for breakfast.

I will probably mostly over-post about Whole30 for the next 29 days. It will not be very diabetes-ish. Example of W30 fascinating observation: I noticed that I am not hungry, but am very drinky. I like the option of a gin and tonic at this time. (4:33pm.)

I noticed someone I know subscribed to my posts, so hello, and please let’s not talk about this in public or discuss it with anyone in my family.



  1. Scott E · August 19, 2014

    I hope it’s gestational, because then things will eventually return to normal — and the world would be a much better place if we had even more Bigfoots (Bigfeet?) among us. Yes, that’s a (somewhat awkward) compliment to your greatness as a person, which I hope doesn’t backfire.

    But seriously, I can sense the concern and worry that you must be going through, especially through the words innyour last sentence —- and I can’t wait until this all gets easier for you to understand and live with. One way or another, I’m sure it will.


    • Katy · August 20, 2014

      It’s so nice of you to read this.


  2. Laddie · August 19, 2014

    You live in a world that not many of us have experienced. We were diagnosed with Type 1 and that was it. You’re getting clues of the present and future and experimenting will tools and food that might influence your future. Exciting but quite a burden. i’ll look forward to reading about Whole30. If it works, please reserve a room for me at your house starting in October!


  3. kevinruess · August 19, 2014

    Sounds very interesting – thanks for sharing!


  4. skchrisman · August 20, 2014

    Sounds like a great day for Jack and a confusing day for you. I’m with Scott E. Plus, I think eating whole food is very diabetes-ish, or should be more diabetes-ish. Post away! I’m sure you’ve taught many who read your blog that good food makes a difference in managing blood sugars, and gin and tonic is, you know, quite fine. Says the girl who went to a liquor store for gin and tonic supplies during FFL, because the bar and eatery world doesn’t think diet tonic exists. As I remember, they were quite good in my protein shake cup.


    • Sara · August 29, 2014

      Are Peanut Butter M&Ms Whole 30? I don’t think I want to live in a world without them.


      • Katy · September 1, 2014

        I’m sure you have noticed the “Mega” Peanut M&Ms not being GF. Life so unfair.


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