All About My Diabetes

I stole this from Kerri and I’m sure it may pop up in other D blogs too.  Thanks Kerri!

 

What type of diabetes do you have:  Type 1 

When were you diagnosed:  December 24, 1981

What’s your current blood sugar:  179.  Low carb breakfast coming up!

What kind of meter do you use:  One Touch Ping

How many times a day do you test your blood sugar:  8-12 times a day

What’s a “high” number for you:  Generally over 160 mg/dL

What’s do you consider “low”:  Under 70 mg/dL

What’s your favorite low blood sugar reaction treater:  Good ol’ soda.  Probably not the most healthy choice but it works the fastest for me and doesn’t head my BG to the hills.  I especially love the mini cans that I use at home.

Describe your dream endo: One who works with you as a patient, is reachable for questions/issues, gives recognition when it’s due, realizes that every PWD is different and requires different management, is knowledgable about current & new options in management and is flexible with giving prescriptions when needed.  I hope my new endo fits this bill!! 

What’s your biggest diabetes achievement:  Getting my a1c under 7!!!!

What’s your biggest diabetes-related fear:  Any diabetes complication really.  After seeing my father suffer from pretty much all of them, I don’t want any of them. 

Who’s on your support team:  My hubby, my sister, my mother, my friends + family but most of all the diabetes online community, who get.  it.  all.

Do you think there will be a cure in your lifetime:  No.  I’ve sadly given up any hope of a cure while I’m alive.

What is a “cure” to you:  Simply, not having diabetes

The most annoying thing people say to you about your diabetes is:  When I went on the pump, a few people said to me “oh you have it that bad?”.  No actually, that’s not what that means.

What is the most common misconception about diabetes:  There is a general misconception about diabetes ranging from the different types to what it’s like to manage it to what causes it. 

If you could say one thing to your pancreas, what would it be:  Thanks for slacking off!

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