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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
Recent Activity
I am using my diabetes alert dog again. I stopped because public reactions to her were affecting my sleep. Encounters with people who didn't get it were disturbing me. Besides, I could afford CGMS. Things have changed. Current insurance doesn't... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
First thing in the morning, I check my email. This morning the computers were pretty busy. I had several emails stating that I hadn’t had work from students. That means sending an email to the parents asking if I can... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Technology and CS in Dallas
It's funny. When people ask me where I work these days I don't always remember that I do. Partly because it's limited to 28 hours, and I work from home, I don't think it's a job. One of the reasons... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Technology and CS in Dallas
Yeah, my Facebook peeps know what is going on, but I have been out of touch. Back at the end of February, my husband had to spend some time with a neurosurgeon. Trust me, this is never a good thing.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Those of you on Facebook know that my husband has been facing a medical crisis. He had had a headache for several weeks and then had a major change in personality / behavior. I had been requesting that he contact... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I have an appointment with my endocrinologist next week. In my calendar, I had recorded a lab visit. Apparently, the appointment clerk didn't as I didn't get a reminder call and when I got there, there was no paper work.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I've been an early adopter of the Fitbit. I currently have two here around the house. I have switched to the Microsoft Band, and yeah, I have two. Here's why (and why I had two fitbits). I've been known to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
A friend was asking about solutions for tags. This is what I use: Continue reading
My first try at handling both dogs after a long time off. Physically I am better. Macy got the FAST and went where I told her to. I didn't do the math right. She got distracted during JWW and Standard. I left after Dulce FAST because she wasn't listening to me and I don't want to reward that behavior. Sent from my Windows Phone Continue reading
Probably the longest I’ve gone without blogging, not sure the site even exists. New jobs have been sucking all the energy. For those who don’t know, I’m switched roles, I’m developing software full time and teaching part time. Both are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I'm on a new plan and I was paying about $230 a month on prescriptions. Now I am paying $436. On my old plan, I was paying about $500 a month for the plan, now, about $250. My co-pay for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
New job is still kicking my butt, but since I have a much younger co-worker that seems to have even less energy at the end of the day, I'm not too worried. Enjoying it. So I now have a "normal"... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Last week I talked with Medtronics and they said, you were denied coverage because of your diagnosis. I told them I wanted to see about an override, and they said I would have to talk with the insurance company. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
The only type of work left to you is a stressful, working at a desk job. Your arthritis means that you cannot do any job involving a lot of standing or walking. You need the Continuous Glucose sensors because you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I can't use my new insurance benefits until September 1. I have an overlap and the old insurance takes precedence. So I can't go back to Novolog until September 1 Sent from my Windows Phone Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Back when I was injecting, not pumping, I was on Humalog – and a few months on the pump. And then we decided that Humalog was what was making me itch. Even Symlin, made by Lily made me itch, but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Sunday night along with the rest of this weekends excitement my CPAP failed. Threw off an error message so I pulled the plug and rebooted it. I thought it was putting off enough pressure but I woke up feeling like... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I will start out by saying that anyone in IT should have looked me up by now and they would know. So if you are a new coworker of mine, “howdy”. I have been worried about two things: keeping insulin... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Took her to the gym today, and they have a new manager. I had to go through the whole spiel before I could work out. Yes, I’ve been a member for 6 years. Yes, she’s a service dog. No, you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
There is a facility very close to my house, run by people who claim to be positive reinforcement trainers, but aren’t. Yesterday was a good example. The woman I’m speaking of is a Karen Pryor certified trainer, and I have officially complained about her in the past. So I peed the girls before I went in. The fun match was a bit delayed, but neither dog had access to water. So Dulce has a pretty good run. She stops and sniffs a few things but not bad. We took a second pass at the teeter, as she really had it... Continue reading
First one in a long time. No zoomies and no peeing in the ring. A nice ternager and her uncle followed us in thinking I would know where to go. <sigh> I didn't but we all got there. Beagles are so predictable, Macy has to pee first, then Dulce will. Girl wanted to why, and I said, "They are beagles," Macy wasn't her self, but she had her ears packed yesterday morning,we got it right on the third try. Dulce did a really nice job, both runs. We are trying a different one tomorrow. Continue reading
Though Endo excused it. Said it was a miracle it wasn't higher after all the crap I'd been put though by the school district. He's happy about the new job too. Agrees any job that is so tough I need... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
One of the things that my insomnia counselor and I discovered, was that taking Dulce everywhere was very stressful for me and we decided that coping with her and the public wasn't do me a lot of good. She still... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Its official. I have lost 60 pounds since my lap band surgery. It hasn’t been easy. If you can do it any other way, do it. At the time I decided to go for my surgery, I was gaining 10... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I never let myself get caught in a massive line of traffic, especially at the end, because a teacher I worked with 20 years ago died the same way. I was bring a group of kids home from a Robotics... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2014 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband