Thursday, December 22, 2011

Planking.

You've heard of planking, right? It's highly ridiculous, but pretty entertaining. The idea is to lay face-down in an unusual place, while keeping your body completely straight (like a wooden plank - get it?). The more difficult the situation, the funnier/more impressive the planking is. All the kids are doing it!





In that spirit, I'd like to coin a new Diabetes Term of Endearment. For those times when a CGM graph looks so straight that you actually test your blood more often because you don't believe the graph. For the times you've tested four times that day and all results were between 150 and 155. For the times you have no explanation other than, "I'm cured!" when your blood sugar is much, much more in range than you expected it to be.

Planking.








image courtesy of @jeffmather


11 comments:

  1. Yes. I am totally on *board* with this new DToE!

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  2. Love the post and a great idea!

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  3. Gee, I had one of those planking-type experiences 2 weeks ago. BG's were between 70 and 110 much of the day. Well, actually, they were usually dropping, like down to 70, but then I'd drink juice and they'd stay at 100 for about an hour until the CGM alerted me to a drop. I couldn't figure out what was going on. I couldn't be cured of Type I after 39 years, right? I ended up in the urologist's office (long story; I'll spare the details.) Turns out my left kidney had been blocked for almost 2 weeks by a painLESS kidney stone, so I was living on one kidney, and with 75% of my blood stream working (each kidney stores 25% of your blood stream) my BG's were affected. After the stone was pulverized by a laser, things went back to normal and the usual high BG's returned (at least at times one would expect them to, like after a meal!)

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  4. Anonymous - wow! I'm so glad it was found early.

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  5. PLANKING!!!!! So, endearingly awesome! Great new addition to the DToE catalog, Kim. Now, can you plank while CGM-planking? That will be the trust test of a plundering planker (with a little D-Pirate sprinkled in, yo).

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  6. When my line on my Medtronic is as flat as that last one you showed (at 114) it usually means the sensor is DEAD!!!!

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  7. @Natalie: Yup, I worried about that, too. But it was REAL!! :^) Some days I think my islets wake up, look around, and then go back to their dirt nap.

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