On a good day

It’s mornings like the one I just had that I wish I had more of. Morning’s filled with inspiration and creativity and excitement. Then later, the creativity is used up, at least for the day, and I feel a bit down.

Been talking to myself forever, yeah. And how I wish I knew me better, yeah Oceanlab

So now, I’m feeling quite low. Emotionally low. Sigh! My emotions today are like my blood glucose (BG) this week. My BG would go high (highs in diabetes management are not a good thing) and then a few hours later go dangerously low (lows aren’t good either).

Bhavna kept telling me it was because of the pizza. I kept saying it wasn’t. She was right. Every time I’ve eaten pizza this week my BG has been on a roller coaster. Cheese fat covers high glycemic dough delaying the action of the insulin. So my BG three hours after eating begins to rise rapidly to well over 300. Then an hour later, the Novolog kicks in and my BG is headed to the floor.

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I often wonder how much diabetes affects emotions. Do changes in blood sugar affect emotional state? I know hypoglycemia makes me short tempered. But what emotional state does hyperglycemia cause? Are the changes in emotional state caused by the change in blood glucose of “worsened” by it. Sigh!

So what does a good day with diabetes look like? Ha! Who knows?! For me it would mean that my BG at breakfast was under 100 and stayed that way all the way through lunch and dinner and finally bed time. Yeah! I wish. Some days my BG swings between 86 and 100. Those are great days.

I had lunch with Chris Boraski last week. Over slices of pizza we chatted about work, entrepreneurship, kids, etc. It was nice. I’ve lived in Skillman for over twelve years and I still don’t know too many techies who live in my neighborhood who I can hang out with during the day. Chris is the Founder at [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][InfAspire](http://infaspire.com), a mobile software and web development company. After lunch I drove up to the Chris’ neighborhood where he suggested that I could get some interesting shots of the river/stream that runs right behind his home. It was a rainy day and the local streams were flowing rapidly. I ended up driving a mile or two further up the road where I took these shots.

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I took a day off from work last week and spent some time with my kids outdoors. I originally planned to go hiking in the Sourland Mountain Range but my daughter hurt her leg earlier in the week so we took a stroll along the Plainsboro side of Carnegie Lake instead. We headed out to the lake after we had lunch at Osteria Procacinni. My son loves the pizza. While my daughter and I could only finish half of our pizza he ate the entire pie. Growing boy!??This image is a panorama capture using Microsoft Photosynth on the iPhone.

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We were visiting with my in-laws and the kids wanted pizza for dinner. The “grown-ups” were not thrilled with the idea of ordering what the kids wanted – Domino’s.

Bhavna had picked up some pizza dough at Trader Joe’s ( the dough is labeled Trader Giotto’s ) the day before so we encouraged the idea of making our own pizza. We experimented with toppings. I had ground turkey and extra cheese on mine.

The one pictured here is the one my father-in-law designed. Our master chef was my wife’s brother-in-law. He can cook anything.