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SOE Continues & some health questions answered...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


The flood waters are receding and some people have been allowed back to their homes. However one week after we still have over 11,000 displaced people in Calgary alone who are not allowed back to their homes. There are areas of the city still without power and major repairs are underway.
The Town of High River is still evacuated almost in it's entirety with people living in emergency shelters; homes of other family, friends and strangers. It is hard for them especially with still not "knowing" if their homes are salvageable or not.
The First Nation's on the SIKSIKA Reserve were hit terribly hard with over a thousand homes destroyed.
So many animals were displaced, lost & injured.

Despite all the sadness surrounding the floods, there is so much to admire and so many people to look up to.
The number of Random Acts of Kindness & love that are happening is astounding.
Just the thought of how many helping hands there are; how many shoulders to lean upon; how many volunteers show up to do what is needed; the list goes on and on.

This picture sums it up...Cookies on a police car to help our first responders and volunteers.

My heart is full with the joy of seeing the kindness of others, it helps soothe the sadness.

On another note just before the floods happened, last Wednesday to be precise, I had a needle inserted in my body for a Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring system. This little device read my blood sugars every 5 minutes to check for patterns and to see how good my diabetic control is.
On the surface my control is good, a few unexplained things would happen, like not understanding how an insulin dose (I am diabetic type 1 if you didn't know) would work well one day and do nothing the next.
My health care professionals are wonderful and based on the information I had to give them they always wanted to increase my insulin for 'tighter' control. It always seemed to just bump my numbers higher not lower, which only seemed to confound them.
My Doctor & I wanted answers.
That is why I was hooked up to this machine.
Now because of the last weeks events I did not have the strenuous workouts that I normally do. I had mild exercise and lots of stress, so I was prepared for something, but not what I found out.

I found out today after the device was removed that I have way too much insulin in my body. My body is in a constant state of 'carb dumping' from my liver. This is so I don't have a hypoglycaemic (blood sugar low) and lose consciousness.
Maybe I am not explaining this quite right, according to this device EVERY SINGLE NIGHT AND LATER AFTERNOON I AM LOW.
I am aware of 1 out of every 5-7. The other 4-6 times my liver is forced to dump carb's (sugars) into my blood stream to bring me out of it.

This explains so many things for me.
*** The biggest being why I can't lose weight! I am eating to replenish the carb's my body needs to recover from the low blood sugars.
*** I am so tired, well this to put it plainly is an 'energy drain'.
*** Now all those wacky meter readings for my blood glucose can be explained as either the downward trend of falling into a low or the upwards trend of rebounding from the carb dumping.

Now imagine what was happening even the week prior to the test under 'normal' circumstances and I threw exercise into this. OMG!! I can't even imagine how low or how much stress my body has been under. I asked for this test in February!!

I am just thankful that my body is in a position that it has been able to 'fix' itself so far. I have always had the fear of never waking, if this was left untreated for who knows how long, my stores could of run out and this could of been a possibility. Thankfully it isn't.

Well, I am glad I know this and can now take steps to rectify it. I hope this does kickstart my weight loss again, as that has been frustrating for me.

There are so many things to be thankful for.
Love and hugs to you my friends.

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  • JUDITH316
    Thanks Crystle for sharing here, I watched the news continuously and got up-dated reports, I have 3 other friend's who live in Calgary so I was really watching the news, we prayed for the situation, I will be praying for your situation, trusting this will get sorted out soon, sounds like your Doctor is on top of things...Take care & God Bless! emoticon emoticon
    1707 days ago
    Sounds a LOT like what I am going thru...hum, wonder if I should talk to my doctor. I just went for a ton of tests this morning....
    Hope they get you going on the right track soon!!
    1724 days ago
    1727 days ago
    Wow, technology sure helped. Glad they were able to glean so much helpful stuff from it. So, now you will probably be able to get the rest of your weight off and be Super Healthy!!!!

    WE watched the news last nite and saw all the stuff you were talking about... the mould would be pretty scarey. When I lived on the rez in northern Manitoba, they had black mould in my house (I was never so sick, they did 3 chest xrays thinking I might have had TB) and in my school too (it got condemned and shut down)

    Prayers to you and yours and all the people of Calgary and surrounding area.
    1728 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    Prayers that all goes well with your insulin.
    It really is wonderful to see how people rally to help when tragedy strikes. The cookies really were a neat gesture by someone.
    1729 days ago
    What a difficult time for all those effected by the SOE. It's amazing, however, to see how people band together through things like random acts of kindness.

    I'm so happy to hear that the doctors have identified the problem. I hope that a proper solution is in the works as well. Stay strong!
    1729 days ago
    Keeping praying for the people
    Thats such awesome news....woohoo....a turning point for you I trust

    Love the pic at the boottom of your blog....
    1729 days ago
    I'm so overjoyed of the heart warming people helping in this flooding.

    I sure hope you begin to feel better Angela.

    My blood sugar ahs not been well to speak of. I'm trying a new time release glucose and it's not working on me.
    1730 days ago
    Still praying for the SOE. Glad you are finding answers about your blood sugars. Monitor was very helpful.
    1730 days ago
  • MELAMA210
    1730 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    great news to find the cause of all these serious issues......
    looks like the cleanup is adding many new problems....
    either way hope all gets better soon.......
    blessings and hugs...lita

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    1730 days ago
    Oh my gosh, I'm so glad the docs figured out what was going on! That's scary! Hopefully, you can sort it all out now. Take care!
    1730 days ago
    *hugs* So thankful that you are safe & sound, dear heart! And great news on your health findings. It seems that once a condition is named, then you know how to address it. So glad you've got caring professionals in place to help you succeed. Keep the faith and keep your program strong~ as one of my SP friends always tells me, "The best is yet to come." *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1730 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/26/2013 6:03:23 PM
    I'm so glad you finally got the test and hope you get your system straightened out and better-controlled quickly. Isn't it amazing how so much of what we are and do is interconnected?

    The goodness of our species is also amazing to me sometimes. It's just a shame that it takes disaster to remind us of what's important. The bond between neighbors and strangers is real.

    Did you really say "Native Americans?" Have you been fibbing all these years about being Canadian or are you pandering to the south-of-the-borderites? FIRST NATIONS FOREVER!
    1730 days ago
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