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UPDATE:Kept my promise to see Internist last week. Put on Victoza and Metformin for now, with a follow-up visit in 3 weeks. Scheduled for 1st endo visit at end of March; will confirm T2 or other. Testing, testing, testing.LABS (hold on to your…Continue
I was diagnosed a little over a month ago and it has been the scariest month of my life. It has been a little hard getting used to taking insulin, but I'm working on it. I live alone and so I am very nervous of going low so I'm stupidly obsessed…Continue
I was recently looking through the slews of conversations on TuDiabetes in preparation for a talk on how the issue of diabetes complications as approached through social media channels, and I noticed something interesting. This community is…Continue
By the time I made it to work the morning after my sleepless night, having done my midnight to 8am overnight basal fasting test, I was already exhausted and groggy. It didn't help to find a stack of papers on my desk and several emails on my work computer pointing to some urgent matters that needed my immediate attention - and what's worse: immediate action! I made an effort with the attention part having looked over and read the correspondence, but the action would have to wait. At 10am I…Continue
Yesterday morning I entered Arden's room about an hour before her alarm was scheduled to sound. Her DexCom G4 was asking to be calibrated and so I put a test strip into the OmniPod PDM, turned the MultiClix to a new lance and took my daughter's hand in mine.
I read this and started thinking about the things i had to change in my life. I notice people stating that cancer and diabetes and other dx's etc. can sometimes be a good thing. I have listed the thing that i have changed since being dx in 8/2012 with T1D that many people would believe to be a good thing.
quit drinking alcohol
and also acknowledge god a lot more
rather then just on Sundays or at night or when i eat i talk to…
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