Sunday, December 10, 2006


I'm 343, and my concentration is shot. The next hour, if not more, is worthless. Usually, not a big deal. When cramming for finals, however, it is more than a little annoying. I have mountains of information that I need to learn in the next few days, and precious little time to do it. Now, my brain is all fuzzy. I feel like I'm in la-la land. I keep getting distracted even typing this post. Grr. I guess I'm going to have to resort myself to doing dishes and other unpleasant tasks until my blood sugar comes down and I can concentrate.


MileMasterSarah said...

When I was much much younger, I used to take a shot of whiskey to lower blood sugars. It worked as long as I had other active insulin, but I wouldn't recommend it if you have to study!

Jen said...

WOW. I don't think that would be a very good idea right now...especially since 1) I'm trying to study 2) I'm underage and 3) I live on a dry campus.
Thanks for the laugh!

Scott K. Johnson said...

Heheh! Yes, stay away from the whiskey Jen!

I get frustrated in these kinds of scenarios. I wish I could inject the correction dose, and BAM, right to target.

No such luck though.

Felix Kasza said...

Hi Scott,

> BAM, right to target.

Wouldn't be that hard, even. Insulin given i.v. acts within seconds and has an extremely short half-life, for perfect control. Of course, infusing too fast, or making a minuscule dosing error, would really, really, suck.

What I am dreaming of is a closed-loop system with glucagon, non-stabilised insulin, and an emergency reserve of 100 units of R -- non-stabilised insulin works instantly, is gone after 15 seconds (half-life of 5 seconds), and would play well with glucagon in a closed-loop system. And if the pump detected a rising BG not responding to insulin dosing, it could yell and shoot the R down a second tube as a last-ditch defense. (Who wants to go into DKA just because of having disconnected for a shower?)