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The migration of TuDiabetes has begun
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1) I beep. Every time I turn around, I beep. I beep in the middle of the night. I beep when I am trying to have some quiet reading time. I beeped when I was trying to write this post. I even beep in my dreams now.2) You make me plan ahead. I can never be 100% spontaneous. If I go someplace, I have to make sure I have insulin, test strips and glucose with me. If I am going to be active, I have to check my BS first to make sure I won’t drop low during the activity and take the time to eat something if needed. I can’t just have fun without thinking about my BS first.
8 ) You make me get up early. Sometimes a girl would just like to sleep late, but no, I have to set my alarm so I can take insulin.
6) You are just a mess. Sometimes I squirt gushers of blood when I just need a tiny drop of blood for that test strip and get blood everywhere. I find test strips all over the place. I drop Smarties everywhere. There are little pieces of the green plaid topping of the Flexifix tape everywhere. I used to be a neat person.
7) You take up too much space. I have a drawer in the kitchen filled with diabetes stuff. I have a drawer in the refrigerator filled with insulin. I have 2 shelves in my linen closet with test strips, Dexcom and pump supplies. I have containers in both my living room and bedroom filled with Smarties in case of a low. I always have my meter, lancet and insulin pens someplace close. I keep Smarties in my purse. I have CDs for all the diabetes software on my computer. I have manuals for all the gadgets I have. Just think about how much less stuff I would have if I could get rid of all that diabetes junk.