Friday, August 18, 2017

About Racism

A little bit about me. I am an ultra conservative, but I don't call myself a Republican.

You are not born with the homosexual gene. You are not born with male sex organs then one day decide you're really a female. Both of those are mental illnesses. Hear me Left wing liberals. MENTAL ILLNESSES. Due to the political correctness and pressure, the mental health community removed them as mental disorders.

Abortion is murder. A baby is living breathing person at conception.

Nobody is better than me, nobody is worse. We are all the same in God's eyes. Every person is equal to me and I am equal to you. A movie star isn't better, a ditch digger isn't worse. We are all human beings. People we are all people no matter where we live, the color of our skins or how much money we make.

About this racist crap the left wing is going on and on about. I'm not sure what I'm suppose to call you so, don't get upset. All you blacks, Negroes or African Americans you don't have too much to complain about. The majority of you who are complaining were not injured in the slave trade. None of you were slaves. Maybe your parents and/or grandparents were around in the 50's and 60's when things were bad in the south. BUT you weren't there. So you have nothing to whine about. Sure, maybe you are descended from slaves, but that's all. Get over it.

The people in America who really have a reason to complain about racism are the American Indians. Look what we, as the white man, did to them. What the white people did to their home and country. The Indians have so much more to complain about. They have been shoved onto reservations. The black people haven't had that degradation. Think about it.

How would you black, Negro, African American's feel if you were to have been forced onto a reservation like the American Indian? Would you have liked that? The Indians LIVED HERE. The white people came and called them savages. We stole their land and country.

You don't see the American Indians whining about racism.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Idiots

There is nothing wrong with a statue of someone from the Confederate Army any more than a statue of Daniel Boone, or Abraham Lincoln.

Alt right does not equal neo-natz or white supremacists. Stop calling people who are racist alt right. They are not. People who are in the right wing and consecrative are not racist any more than those who are in the left wing and liberal racist.

In both groups, those who were for removing the statue of Robert E. Lee and those who wanted the statue to stay, had both bad and good people in their groups. I don't understand why the media is going crazy because President Trump said this. It's true. People get your head out of your ass and THINK.

There are always kooks in groups of people. There are always people there who aren't sure what's going on. They are just there to be part of a crowd. They don't know what's happening, They are just there to participate in something, anything. They are basically gawkers. Just like at fires and car accidents. There are those people who like to watch what's happening. They don't know what's going on, but they want to watch, be a part of it.

I also don’t give a rats as what any actor, actress or other hollywood liberal person thinks about what has happened ANYWHERE. A good portion of them have biased left-wing beliefs. These are the ones who don't care about the average person. They don't know or don't care how the average person thinks or feels. They believe, because they are on the screen, that they should be worshiped. That somehow their thoughts, beliefs are more important than the people who pay to see them on the big screen or on their television each week.

I'm sick of the Republicans not sticking up for our president. They should since they belong to the same political party. They should support him in public. If they disagree with him, do so in private.

Also get your butts in gear, repeal and replace Obama Care. You've been promising that for 7 years. Do it NOW. You control the House, Senate and the President's Office. It's what we elected you to do. And Please remember congress. You're there because you've been elected, you can be replaced.

You morons also consider being in Washington your jobs. It was not set up to be that way. Our founding fathers did not want you to think of your being a US Senator or Representative as your sole means of supporting your family. You were to go to DC and do the countries work, then go back home, check on your districts. THEN go to YOUR REAL JOB.

Friday, July 21, 2017

OJ

I think everyone should just leave OJ alone. He did his time in prison, much more than the crime he was caught, and found guilty of. He's done his time, leave him alone. Just because you're one of many who can't accept that generally was found innocent of the murders, what 20 years ago. Get over it. I watched the trial. There was no way they could have found him guilty, there wasn't enough evidence to prove him guilty. I am a football fan. I watched OJ play. But, I was never a Buffalo Bills or OJ fan. Leave him alone. He's done his time.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

This and that

If you're in the media, you have to have a thick skin. If you're in politics, you also have a thick skin. If you're going to insult someone, you're going to have to realize if they don't like the insult, they are going to fight back. And they may be dirtier than you are. It's just a fact of life. If you don't like the way some people play ball, don't play with them.

I'm so sick of the way the liberal media and the democrats in the senate and house are treating our legally elected President. If everyone would remember what President Trump said, they wouldn't be in a tither when he puts out his tweets. He said he'd fight back. If someone insulted him, he'd insult them. So people, if you don't want him to insult you, STOP making fun of him, his wife, his children, his policies. Instead start working on making America better. Do what you're suppose to do in Washington.

And why do the Senators and Representatives have no term limits? That is SO outrageous. This needs to be changed. Being in Washington D.D.was not suppose to be a persons full-time job. No, they were suppose to have another real job in their home state. They were suppose to come to Washington D.C. while the House and Senate were open to discuss whatever was on the agenda, then they went back to their homes and did their jobs there. AND they went around their home districts to check on what their constituents wanted, how they felt their elected official was doing in D.C.

And all the bull crap about Russia. Come on people. The Russians did not do anything with the election. They did not do anything with the DNC computers. If you remember correctly, they tried to get into the RNC's computers, not the DNC's. And tell me this. Why didn't the DNC allow someone outside of the DNC to look at their computer? Allow a real professional to check their computer? Why? Because they knew Russia didn't try to break into their computer. They just hate President Trump. They are cry babies and poor losers because Mrs. Slick Willy didn't get elected.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Do Diabetics need other Diabetics in their lives

I just read an article where a type 2 diabetic wrote how wonderful it is to have supportive diabetic friends.

I've also read on different diabetic blogs where the juvenile onset diabetics and type 2 diabetics talk about the friends they've made on-line.

Then I stop and think, what do all these people consider friends? I consider a friend someone with whom I've either met face to face, or have talked with on the phone or skype. I don't consider someone a friend because I'm following them on Twitter or Instagram or You Tube. I don't consider someone a friend just because I'm friends with them on facebook. And I haven't had a facebook account in over 10 years.

And why do most diabetics seem to feel they have to surround themselves with other diabetics? This is something I really don't understand. Are they so lacking in self confidence that they need other diabetics to put themselves up? Are they afraid to talk with their doctors? What is the fascination about having diabetic friends? I just don't understand this?

I'm not being critical. Maybe it sounds that way. I just don't understand. Up until I went to diabetic camp when I was 8, I didn't know another juvenile onset diabetic. None. I was the only juvenile onset in my hometown. There were no others. I learned about type 2 diabetics, who I, at the age of 6 called fake diabetics, because they didn't have to have shots. But I hadn't met any. Yes it was nice knowing I wasn't the only juvenile onset on the planet, and I did write to one for a while.

As an adult, I met and befriended one at my church. We didn't hang out because he worked and my job was taking care of my children. We'd see each other at church functions. When we saw each other, we didn't immediately ask how our blood sugars then later A1C's were doing. Those weren't what were important to our friendship. The diabetes was something I learned about while we were talking. He was the only adult juvenile diabetic I've ever met and befriended. Because we had to change churches, I no longer see him.

I've tried going on the different diabetic forums. I don't understand most of the people there. They all seem to agree with one another. Most people there seem to think that N and R insulin are horrible and should be thrown away. I don't understand that. I loved those insulins. I never had any problems with them. None at all. I didn't feed the insulin. I KNEW how to use it. I was on it from DAY 1. I started with U40 of Beef NPH, then went to U60, then U80. R was added when I was in high school. I was on a sliding scale up until I was switched to Humalog and Lantus in 2014 after my cancer surgery when I decided to try an endo.

My endo isn't a fan of N and R. She says that they are old insulins and don't work. Well they worked for me just fine. She also suggested I stop the sliding scale and switch to count carbohydrates. I only did both of those because I knew she wanted me on the pump and I knew it'd be easier using the pump on Humalog and counting carbohydrates.

I now wonder if I was right to switch to the carbohydrate counting. Why? Because the number of carbohydrates depends upon which book you use. Or which website you visit. There is a web site Recipe, Calorie, Carbohydrate that allows you to type in a recipe and it will give you the nutritional value of a recipe. The only problem is you have to figure out how many servings is in the recipe.

Most of the people on the forums seem to always agree with each other. And they seem to all like the same things. They seem to think that artificial sweeteners are the best thing in the world. I can't use them. They all, all of them give me head aches, I hate the aftertaste. I refuse to use them. So I don't. And eating low carbohydrates. They think if you eat over X amount of carbohydrates, you're basically killing yourself.

People, get one thing straight. All foods contain carbohydrates. All foods turn into sugar. All of them. Some have very very little some have a great deal. But all foods have some. Even an egg had some. Check it out, Google or Bing nutritional value of an egg.

My endo has a support group for juvenile onsets. Which I probably join. The biggest problem is her office is a one hour drive one way. And I have a very bad back. Driving there for my appointments kill my back for several days after the appointment. Driving there once a week, isn't an option. The endo in the city I live in does have support groups for juvenile onsets. Yet he has one BIG requirement. You have to be a patient of his or his partner to attend the support group.

So what's so important about having diabetic friends? I don't have any and I'm doing just fine.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday- More Than Diabetes

Lets wrap up the week by sharing a little more about ourselves, beyond the chronic illness we or our loved ones live with. Share an interest, hobby, passion, something that is YOU. If you want to explore how it relates to or helps with diabetes you can. Or let it be a part of you that is completely separate from diabetes, because there is more to life than just diabetes!

First, I am the only juvenile onset diabetic in over 6 generations. So that is a real big thing. Nobody can figure out how/why I was the lucky one to get this disease. Why did I get it. What did I do. They never asked me, but they did ask my parents. The family never thought to ask this question when I wasn't around. I knew, after talking with my family doctor, that my being a diabetic wasn't my fault, so I just ignored my ignorant family members. But I'd still like to know why I'm the only juvenile onset. There are a few type 2's, but only ME as the juvenile onset.

As you've noticed, I use juvenile onset inset of type 1. Why you're probably asking. It's very simple. I was diagnosed as a juvenile onset and not a type 1. So I don't consider myself a type 1 so I don't call myself one. When I tell people I'm a diabetic I say I am a juvenile onset diabetic. When they ask what is that? I then say, you know it as type 1. When I write about being a diabetic on forums or other blogs, I always put juvenile onset/type 1 diabetic so people know I'm talking about the same disease.

Now off the diabetic wheel.

I was horribly abused by my entire family. You name the abuse I endured it. Why was I the lucky soul to have to put up with the abuse and having juvenile onset diabetes, I have no idea. I didn't talk about my abuse to anybody, so nobody knew about it.
Both my parents were alcoholics, which didn't cause the abuse, only made it worse. My friends did know about the alcoholism. I had friends stay overnight. I would warn them what to expect if they stayed overnight during the wintertime. Most of the time, when friends spent the night, it was during the summertime, when we had our tent put up in our backyard. My friends did not tell their parents about what went on during their stays at night at my house. I had wonderful friends.

I didn't go to the prom because I wasn't going to go if I didn't have anyone to dance with. I wasn't popular with the boys in my class or the class ahead or behind me. I didn't have a boyfriend in high school. Instead of going to the stupid prom my senior year a male friend and myself went to a movie. After the movie, we drove town around with a high beam flash light and flashed it on all the parked cars. That was so much more fun than going to a stupid dance. All my girlfriends told me I'd regret not going to my senior prom. I graduated from high school in 1978 and I still don't regret not going.

I don't use my real name on the internet, I just don't believe in doing that. Also because of my abusive past, I don't trust anyone. I love to read horror, sci-fi, sci-fantasy, paranormal. I also can write romance novels. I had wanted to write horror, but whenever I wrote anything with horror in it, romance cropped in. It was disgusting. So I had to start reading romance to learn how to write it better.

I had a horrible experience with a reverse vanity press. A friend told me about this new publisher so I went with them. This company then did not tell us that they didn't read your manuscripts, they wouldn't edit them. That they would charge exorbitant fees for the books. That they expected YOU the author to do all the work to get the word out about your new print book. They never told you that they were a vanity press.
Several month after I sighed with them, a published author brought to the front how rotten this company was. Unfortunately this company is still up and running and printing books that should never see the light of day. The one good thing is because of the bad press they received, book stores will now longer carry any of these books nor will they purchase any for book signings. The author has to buy them.
If I wouldn't have listened to my friend and waited six months, I could have had my book published by Harlequin. Harlequin had read and rejected my manuscript. In the rejection letter they told me to resubmit it in a six months or a year. I was too impatient.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wildcard- Diabetes Bloopers


Whether you or your loved one are newly diagnosed or have been dealing with diabetes for a while, you probably realize that things can (and will) go wrong. But sometimes the things that go wrong aren’t stressful - instead sometimes they are downright funny! Go ahead and share your Diabetes Blooper - your “I can’t believe I did that" moment - your big “D-oh” - and let’s all have a good laugh together!!

I've been reading some of the other bloggers posts and I think why don't I feel, like they do? I've always been an odd duck sort of person. Not just with my diabetes, but life in general. I've never done things the way you're suppose to. As an old boyfriend told me, I love you because you march to the beat of your own drum. You're unique.

So my blooper is going to seem odd to probably most of you. Probably seem scary to a few of you new diabetics and parents too.

But shortly after my Endo switched me from my wonderful N and R to the hateful Lantus and Humalog, instead of having my bedtime shot (I have never used the pens I've always used syringes) had 28 unites of Humalog. OOPS

An hour after the injection, I started going LOW. I took my blood sugar because I was feeling low. My CGM said I was fine. My blood sugar said I was 54. So I thought, did I do what I think I did.

I went into the basement and grabbed 2 cans of real sugar pepsi. I have food allergies where I can't have corn syrup so I have to have soda pop with real sugar in it. I then went into the family room and told my husband my blunder.

I didn't go any lower than the 54 I was and I my highest was 190. I did end up at some point having some Lantus, I don't recall how much or when I had it.

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