Monday, May 3, 2010

Climbing a Mountain!

This past weekend, I went hiking with a bunch of people from Hall Council! This is a group of people from a few of the different residence halls that put together activities throughout the year. We decided it would be fun to have one last get together as a group and climb Mount Monadnack!
I've hiked this mountain before back in September, but this time I was so, so nervous. I kept thinking my blood sugar was going to get really low and I wouldn't be able to keep up with everyone. On Friday, I went to Target and bought $15 worth of food for this hike....a day hike. lol. I was popping starburst the whole way up! Well, I made it to the top safe and sound....and my blood sugar was a wonderful 137! No low!
Climibing Mount Monadnock made me realize how far I've come. When I got diagnosed almost 6 years ago, I was hesitant to do the simplest things in fear that my blood sugar would go low. Even going to get a hair cut was scary for me! What if I got low while the woman was cuttng my hair??!?!?! I couldn't give myself shots and could barely do finger pricks. Well, now I can give shots, change my pump sites, I know the carb count of almost anything edible, I know what makes me low and what makes me high....I've come so far!

Happy Monday everyone!!! I only have 3 more days of exams....then it's summer!!!

Pictures taken from T.J. O.

My future roomies and I at the summet!

The whole group!


  1. Way to go Karen!!! I am so happy for you :)

    And 137...AWESOME!!!

  2. Thank you for the inspiration! I too worry about my boys...about everything they do. My 12 year old will be going to 6th grade camp in a few weeks...for THREE NIGHTS. I think I'll send some starbursts to keep in his pocket too. :)

  3. WAHOOOOOO!!! Way to go Karen. I know Joe always worries about going low. I think that is why he loves Dexter so much. BTW we got insurance for the DexCom our trial boyfriend is out next Sunday and Dexter II arrives this Wednesday...yay. I cannot wait to hear how it works out for you.


  4. That is awesome. Seriously, as a mom that offers me so much hope. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Yeaaa Karen! I love you sooo so much!! I can't wait to be home in 2 weeks with you and do even more adventerous things! Good luck on all your exams!!

  6. I have to tell you, you are an inspiration to me! My six year old daughter was just diagnosed 2 months ago. I happened across your blog and love it! It gives me so much hope for the future. Great job on climbing your mountain both literally and figuratively. I feel like we are standing at the bottom staring up not knowing how or if we'll ever get to the top. With just one step at a time, I think soon we'll be able to look back and see how far we have come. Thanks for sharing your life through your blog!