Interestingly enough, I used to draw graphs, too. With normal range highlighted in yellow. But my doc was never interested in them, so I stopped. And now, I have the CGM to draw graphs, so I don't think I'll do it again! :-)
Yes...had tried to show him in written form (sans graph)...and I'm sure he thought I was but a bored house wife...yet give him something that covered by far more paper surface...and he was impressed!
It must have been the pictures. He obviously doesn't understand numbers. I'd run away from that bozo.
I did....now I have one who has become rather indifferent! Sigh....can't win!
As a normal-weight T2---we hate that one, too!
When I was a kid and first diabetic I was riding a train from Chicago to Taos NM. I was giving myself a dose of insulin and as i did I dropped the vial and it rolled on the floor of the train. As the vial rolled on the floor it passed two older ladies and one said to another pointing at the vial, that boy uses insulin, its addictive. Ahh you think?
Love that one, Rick!.....
This is a funny question. When I was 18 I was involved with this girl and we had a big Christmas dinner with her entire family. At the table her great grandmother, whom was very senile and in some weird crochety way adorable, looked at my girlfriend and said "You need to break up with that boy. He's sickly, he's got the sugar dia-betus. Just look at him. You need to be with someone whos stronger, who can take care of you, you're just gonna end up taking care of him your whole life."
With someone who loves you....all of you, Type 1 included!
I was at a conference recently and there was a panel of family members and one woman kept referring to her husband's Type 1 as his "affliction". "Affliction??" and this guy who was about 65 years old was a very active racing cyclist and D advocate - nothing about him seemed "afflicted". If I was 18, diagnosed with Type 1 and dating, I would be looking for guys who saw me as the strong self-sufficient woman I am, not someone "afflicted" or who had to be "taken care of".
He is a lucky guy! I don't know about women with this, but I do know myself and my brother, who both have had trouble keeping people in our lives. T1 causes issues with mood, especially when low, which can make us difficult to be around. I know my brother's wife left for that reason and I myself know it has caused problems with my relationships. Not saying it will, but just so you know the pitfalls it can cause.