Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Way Back Wednesday-Blood Sugar Nirvana First Reference ~

So I'm spending my day at University of Penn Hospital while my mom gets her Defibrillator battery changed. YES- I'm freaking out more than just a bit, BUT I'm hoping and praying that Defibrillator/Pacemaker Nirvana will indeed be reached. ALL POSTIVE PRAYERS & VIBES MUCH APPRECIATED.

Since I occasionally write about "Blood Sugar Nirvana" on this blog and use the term daily, I thought I'd post a way back Wednesday piece when "Blood Sugar Nirvana" first entered the Diabetes blogosphere.

The following originally posted on December 21, 2007. Diabetesaliciousness was just over a month old. Hope you enjoy it!

Tonight I hit the blood sugar bulls eye and achieved Blood Sugar Nirvana.

Let's face it, the little victories in life can really make you smile.

I love thin crust pizza from a Place Called SLICE in South Philly. I eat healthy dinners 7 nights a week, but about twice a month, and usually on a Sunday, I indulge and call SLICE.
They deliver a little piece of heaven in the form of a small pie, straight to my door.

Tonight my fridge was empty, I was tired after running around all day, and I gave them a call.

SLICE'S Florentine pie is tasty, loaded with garlic and smothered with extra spinach, ricotta, mozzarella, and tomatoes. The crust is crispy thin, crunchy and delicious. Perfect for dipping in extra virgin olive oil and hot peppers flakes. I could be very specific and describe all my favorite pies from SLICE in Epicurean like detail, but let's just stick to the pizza at hand.

Anyway, I took my blood sugar - 107 thank-you very much, and guesstimated my carb intake to be 45 . I plugged the info into my pump & the Bolus Wizard told me I need 3.5 units to cover my 2 slices. I bolused away and grabbed a plate.

Two hours later, I took my blood sugar and it was 160. PERFECTO!!!! I did it!


OK....Maybe I'm being a bit dramatic, but I had achieved Blood Sugar Nirvana. I bolused, enjoyed an unusually high carb meal, and 2 hours later my BS was well on its way to normal.

I placed the leftover pizza in saran wrap and tin foil, put it in a Tupperware container and placed it in the freezer. Tomorrow, I 'd go back to eating healthy....But tonight I was basking in the light of 2 perfect slices and Blood Sugar Nirvana.


Crystal said...

Love, hugs and prayers for your mom & you today.

meanderings said...

A prayer for your mom was done this afternoon. I'm so glad you asked.
Hope the procedure went well.