Thursday, January 13, 2011

cuz i'm tired of complaining about doctors

this is an oldie but goodie, i've answered this before but now it's updated (plus i've never filled it out on a blog before, woop woop!).

What type of Diabetes do you have? type 1

When were you diagnosed? june 26, 2000

What is your current blood sugar? it was 158 before lunch, i think because i changed my site it jumped up a little

What kind of meter do you use? animas ping that goes with my pump ... i have other one touch meters as well, but the ping gets the most use.

How many times a day do you test your blood sugar? let's see (doing math in my head...which we know i'm awesome at...) at least 4

What's a "high" number for you? well my doc just decided to tell my pump to correct over 130 so i guess 130 ... her math is working, i've stayed under 160 so far!

What do you consider "low"? below 70

What's your favorite low blood sugar reaction treater? i use good ol' glucose tablets, which NO ONE will try even though i swear they're good ... i don't really have a favorite. my LEAST favorite is coke. coke is so disgusting and thick and sweet. GROSS.

Describe your dream endo: one who listens, is understanding, not condescending, has people skills as well as brains, will let me try things if i want to (like a CGM, i just wanna try it for a few days!), WHO HAS A NICE OFFICE STAFF ... oh and takes my insurance.

What's your biggest diabetes achievement? every time i lower my A1c i feel like that's an awesome accomplishment.

What's your biggest diabetes-related fear? honestly ... blindess or dying before i'm really old.

Who's on your support team? my parents, family, bryan, my friends, now the DOC!! ... i have a pretty big team.

Do you think there will be a cure in your lifetime? i've been hearing there's a cure 5 years away for the past 10 years. i don't know if there will be an absolute CURE but there will be more major advancements.

What is a "cure" to you? [wrote this answer in september but i still like it] i have been hearing about these closed loop insulin pumps ... which means not having to check blood sugars and killing your fingertips 6 times a day, the pump is so smart that you don't have to enter the carbs you're eating, it would automatically know  and you can just EAT and not have to calculate. and it will know when your blood sugar is dropping and adjust your insulin levels, and it will alert you when you're getting low ... sigh. i wish that would happen REALLY soon.

The most annoying thing people say about your diabetes is: 'can you eat that?'  UGH. SERIOUSLY PEOPLE. i've been doing this 10 years. i'm pretty sure i know what the hell i'm allowed to eat (which is anything within moderation thankyouverymuch)  OR when people say 'oh you must have it pretty bad since you use an insulin pump', no, actually that just makes my life easier. you know what happens when you assume?

What is the most common misconception about diabetes? that we got the disease because we're lazy and eat crappy food, or we got it because we ate too much sugar. and people don't know the different types of diabetes. they think it's all the same.

If you could say one thing to your pancreas, what would it be? stop sucking at life. GET A JOB AND WORK.

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