i was cleaning and sorting through some things last night and found a bag of old supplies and papers. i have been hanging on to it for who knows what reason, and it's time to get rid of some old stuff. it's a glimpse of the beginning, when diabetes became a part of my world. (PUN ALERT! did you get it?? haha. i'm a nerd.)
here are a few highlights:
supplies from my first pump. (anyone know where i can donate these?)
totally don't remember getting this pamphlet. but i don't remember reading really any of the stuff i found.
you might have to click these to read what they say. meal planning, the danger of DKA, learning to think like a pancreas (really?), hypoglycemia ... i don't recall reading these either. but they were printed in july of 2000. maybe my parents read them? maybe it was part of the information i absorbed but it was all such a blur i don't remember specifics.
ahh, the search for a pump. looks like something my dad might have printed ... different pumps that were available when i was choosing the one i would get. wow. they look so old school.
i remember getting these books. apparently i read the one on the left because i have highlighted sections. it's so funny how i wanted to make sure i remembered such basic things; now i can spout off everything i noted and so much more.
i guess at the time it was one of those things that i knew i would have to 'deal' with ... i didn't realize that it was going to be such a huge part of my life. that's what happens when you are crazy overwhelmed with a life change.
and wow, how life has changed.