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KWeaver
Dallas Texas
I teach technology and computer science in Dallas, Texas and was diagnosed with diabetes in 2002.
Interests: Dog Agility, Diabetes, Computer Science, Java, Visual Basic, programming, web design
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I love, love this new pump. First, the new sensor calibration rocks. I’m always within the same decade on the figure sticks and the calibration. I was skeptical that we would be able to actual dose off the system, but... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I had a love hate relationship with my old pump. Loved it during the day, hated it at night. Plus, the whole sensor thing wasn’t that accurate. It almost always work me up with a lost sensor alarm sometime during... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
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Summer was given to me on November 16 and came with show entries. This weekend was her first show weekend. She was entered in Sweepstakes and three regular show. She won her class each show, giving her 4 first place ribbons (pink for sweepstakes, blue for regular classes). She took Reserve Winners on Saturday. For those who don't know about conformation shows, if you don't have your championship, you have to win your class in order to compete for points. Each of the class winners compete for Winners and Reserve. Only Winners gets the points. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Adventures in Training the Beagles
I had everything I needed medically to have a pleasant trip. This was a surprise -- my new dog came with dog show entries -- we spent three days in Conroe, Texas. My box of sensors was missing tape, but... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
And this is a diabetes issue. First both human and dog diabetics are in debt to Banting and the dogs used in his reasearch. If it weren't for the animal model who knows when insulin would have been discovered. I... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
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Summer came with show entries. Today was a Regional Speciality so she was entered in sweepstakes and in Regular confirmation. She was in the 6 - 9 month puppy class. Here is what she won. Two first places We got to go in the ring a lot Twice in sweepstakes, three times in the regular class as they had a puppy competition. I almost forgot! This was my first time to show in a regional specialty in conformation. I swear I came down here for a regional specialty in the 80's when I was competing in obedience, but they say... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Adventures in Training the Beagles
The warranty went out on my insulin pump earlier this week. The new Minimed 630G arrived today. I asked all the right questions, but one, and wasn’t told this. It needs a new sensor transmitter! The good news, is that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Yes, I’m still at my lowest weight and very close to my half way weight with Jenny Craig. My consultant had me set a higher goal weight than I really wanted, but it made sense. Here’s my frustration, which is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
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This picture was taken about a year after my lap band: And here is one from last week: Though it is a bit difficult to tell, I was super bundled up in the first picture. And I still think I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
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Well, her most dominant marking – her blanket isn’t showing. Her blanket looks like angle wings and isn’t completely black as this picture is showing. I had to look closely at her face. Also I couldn’t tell the size of the beagle from the picture. But it’s definitely her and I’ve purchased the picture. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at Adventures in Training the Beagles
It was scary. My phone was laying on a table and one of my dogs knocked the table down. Landed in sand. When I picked it up it looked dirty and I tried to clean it. Nope, was almost pierced... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Technology and CS in Dallas
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There were others, but these were the best. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Adventures in Training the Beagles
When I purchase a wireless headphone that is designed to talk on the phone, I honestly expect that the headphones work both listening and talking without a cable. Not so, the Beats Solo 2 Wireless headphones. At their price point,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Technology and CS in Dallas
Not only do I love Summer, but my husband does too. I was warned she misbehaved, she was loud, and she didn't like her nails done. Oh, she climbs on tables. She does climb on tables, so does Macy and Dulce. As for behavior, not any more than any other puppy. She IS loud. We're working on that. She is very attached to me and likes my husband. That means I have to go to upstairs when she goes to bed, but I had to do that for a while with Jamie. She was vey loud this morning and very... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Adventures in Training the Beagles
This trip was probably one of my most successful. At no point, did I wish I had something that was stuck at home (well, maybe my shower). I had all the diabetes supplies I needed. I had the food I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
My last trip went well, though I kicked myself for having an vial of insulin with no way to get it out. I was around other diabetics though and if I needed it, I'd have gotten help. This trip is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
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She retired from taking classes in July but I knew I wanted to bring her to the NBC National Speciality. She ran well but slow and I think she enjoyed the trip.She will be 12 in January and she has been to two National Specialities. She reminds everyone of Ben and they like her size. She is only 12" tall. Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Adventures in Training the Beagles
Well, the biggest reason is Jamie's size And the fact he is a boy. In thirty years of beagles, we have had 2 15" beagles and only one boy. In the last week he has been too heavy to lift, a big problem when you are showing a table breed. And three different times this weekend he ripped the leash off my arm. I have a bruised, rope burned arm to prove it. And a few cuts. It was frightening enough but the agility harpies had to screech at me. Something had scared him and nothing I taught him worked.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at Adventures in Training the Beagles
A gentleman came up to our table today and gave Dulce the best compliment ever. He said he travels a lot and that she is definitely the real deal. Seems he gets tired of all the fake service and emotional support dogs. Made my week! Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Adventures in Training the Beagles
Managing diabetes has been hard for me the past few years. Partly because I was going it alone, without the support of the online community. I have a great counselor but she doesn't always get it. I have a great... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Yes, Dulce has started alerting on other people, and didn't used to. When she worked in my classroom she wasn't supposed to interact with the students and the staff was included, mostly to set the example. She learned to back... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
First, Macy did two nice runs, FAST and Standard. I'm glad she came. Second, I handle Dulce's issues very well. I praised her throughout the course, only when she just did one obstacle. Whine: I am so tired and hurt... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I am absolutely loving this AirBNB. One room, on a horse farm -- stables are outside. Fenced in yard. Beagles seem to be loving it too. Driving 9 hours yesterday was for the birds. I'm trying to find some place... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I swear I screw up insulin more often than anything and yes, did it again. Good news, I have enough to last the trip. Here what I did this time. I put a vial in my Mac bag and a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
But it shouldn't, it should be part of my proof of concept. I really like the idea of diabetes alert dogs. I know that there are a ton of people who don't do a good job at producing one. They... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband