Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Highly Uncomfortable.

If we're connected on Twitter or Facebook, you may have seen that I had a bit of a scary HIGH on Friday. I haven't seen a number like that in... well, a really long time. Frankly, it freaked me the heck out.

So what can you do when it all goes wrong, despite doing everything "right"?

Apparently you grab the maple syrup out of your fridge, use groan-worthy puns, and attack a lion. (Sorry, Medtronic!)

(P.S. In case you're wondering who my furry friend is, he's Lenny the Lion - Medtronic's insulin pump mascot for kids, and kids at heart. His stomach, arms, legs and tush are made from polyurethane foam, which is fur-free and ready for kids to try out pump infusion sites on for practice. He's available from Medtronic's online store, and also from Build-A-Bear.)

(P.P.S. Disclosure: I received a free Lenny from Medtronic, as they sent one to all of the diabetes advocates who attended the Forum last month. I'm pretty sure this wasn't the use they had in mind.)


  1. I wish he responded to you!!! Sorry bout the high, but awesome. At least you did not say it's fustrating. I would have had to fly out to Nebraska and mock you.

  2. way to take that crappy high blood sugar and turn it into something awesome to help other people. thank goodnees for the DOC- it keeps us all sane.

    and tell lenny that lenny says hi. ;)

  3. Thought #1: Damn, that's high.
    Thought #2: You seem so calm!
    Thought #3: Why is it that pump sites always fail after high semi-SWAG-carb meals?
    Thought #4: I didn't expect Lenny to come out of this intact.
    Thought #5: Great production on the video!
    Thought #6: I don't like to rejoice in other people's troubles, but seeing this makes me feel better about myself. The whole "you're not alone" thing...

  4. Kim, this is a great video. Thank you so much for making this, and being so calm and down to earth about something that can be so scary. For those of us who've been living with D for awhile and especially those who might be newly dx'd and fearing those highs.

    Loved watching this, and also loved laughing at the hi-jokes there at the end!

    Lenny from this end says hi, too! He's currently hanging with my plush pancreas Peter. Doing whatever it is they do when I'm not High.

  5. Kim, this was a great video. Thank you!

  6. HIGH-jinx! :)

    super entertaining vid, thanks for sharing!

  7. I really wish your videos were around when I was a teenager....(ahem 15, 16 years ago....) they're great! you're great.


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