Monthly Archives: November 2009

Goaaaaaaal!!!!

I’ve been thinking about goals recently. I have about a million things I want to do in my life, and I find that if I don’t write them down, the most important ones tend to get missed. We people with … Continue reading

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Jeff Mather’s Random, Space-filling, Gotta-post-something Weblog Entry

Hey, y’all. (“Comrades!” is how I usually start e-mails like this at work.) Just a short post today, since it’s already past 10:00PM. Lisa and I have had a good day: slept in a bit late, swam a bit, shopped … Continue reading

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Using Root Cause Analysis with Diabetes

My workgroup had a training course on root cause analysis (RCA) earlier this week. (We’ve actually done several RCAs, but now we’re finally getting our training.) The idea behind RCAs is to find the actual cause behind a problem, and … Continue reading

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Implementing Lean Software Production

Just a short post today, dear readers, seeing that it’s a bit later than I’d expected. A coworker and I decided today that we really want to try our hand at lean software engineering. Our team has been moving this … Continue reading

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Swimming and Embracing my Suckitude

I swam a half mile yesterday. It’s not the first time I’ve gone that far, but it was certainly the easiest and the first time that I did it quite so quickly. (About 32 minutes, says the eagle-eyed Lisa, who … Continue reading

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Dear Pancreas/Paperweight…

Written earlier today. . . Hey there, Pancreas/Paperweight. Most days I love you, but today I’m not so sure. So, Sweetmeats, if you’re listening, I’m going to give you another chance to send some love back my way tonight. I know we’ve … Continue reading

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On Hypoglycemia

This post is all about hypoglycemia — also known as “a hypo,” “low blood sugar,” “going low,” “driving the magic bus,” or “kibitzing with Buddha.” (People without diabetes, the next time you see someone blessed with diabetes acting strangely, drop … Continue reading

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Mount Greylock Ride

The last time I rode my bike up a mountain was almost twenty years ago. That is, until today when I took on the eight miles of Mount Greylock. I have to admit that I was a little nervous before … Continue reading

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I Just Can’t Read 55

I’m going to take a break from diabetes today — writing about it, at least. I rearranged my reading list this morning, finally acknowledging the fact that it had spilled over onto another shelf and that it wasn’t shrinking nearly … Continue reading

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Insulin and exercise

Mount Greylock weather update: A park ranger says the road over the mountain is currently closed due to snow. It may reopen tomorrow afternoon. Let’s hope the roads are dry by Sunday morning. I had a nice run today. Well, … Continue reading

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Just a Guy with Diabetes on a Bike

We just got back from the pool. You can find Lisa and me there almost every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. I’m still not a very accomplished swimmer, but I’ve come a long way since that first time a couple months … Continue reading

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Oh the places you’ll go…

Lisa and I recently booked our tickets to Wyoming for the week of Thanksgiving. We hadn’t expected this trip — we had thought we would be hosting holiday festivities — but I’m very happy that we’ll be in the Cowboy … Continue reading

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I Heart My Pancreas/Paperweight

Sorry, dear readers. I had planned something a bit more substantial for today; but after making dinner, getting a haircut, swimming laps at the pool, and talking to my mom on the phone, the time just isn’t there. But here’s … Continue reading

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Afternoon (basal) delight

This post is inspired by Anna in Montréal, who is adjusting her basal rates. A Side-effect of Exercise I have a bike. This shouldn’t be a big surprise, as I’ve written about my border-to-border and Quabbin Reservoir rides recently. I … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

I love paintings by Vermeer. So when I heard that his “Milkmaid” was on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art from the Rijksmuseum, I knew I would have to go there to see it. Today, Lisa and I took … Continue reading

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