I went through a year of not testing my sugar levels because of this fear and the judgment I had towards myself because of it. So here is me forgiving me in the pattern of fearing seeing the blood sugar at high levels

http://paulsjourneytolife.blogspot.com/2012/06/day-75-fear-of-being...

Views: 171

Tags: Best, Blood, Care, Desteni, Diabetes, Diabetic, Fear, High, Hyperglycemia, Injections, More…Insulin, Juvenile, Love, Pancreas, Self, for, glucose, of, sugars

Comment by Chris Miller on June 29, 2012 at 9:40am

Anything I post about checking your blood sugars you've probably heard 1,000 times before. Perhaps the most important thing to remember is that your blood sugar readings and your a1C are not judgments of you as a person. They are just information to make adjustments. I've had people criticize my blood sugars and even what I'm eating for lunch at times. Once a paramedic looked through my logbook and said, "Your numbers are all over the place!" None of those people who make such judgments have ever walked in my shoes.

Comment by PaulQuessy on June 29, 2012 at 6:57pm

Exactly it can be quite difficult to keep blood sugar levels between 4 and 8 I know of some doctors who refuse to take on patients because their sugars are `too` sporadic and the fear of `being responsible` for them causing a potential lawsuit or something of the sort. I mean wtf, care should be given unconditionally without fear of loss of money or a job.

Comment by nel on June 29, 2012 at 9:16pm

Paul , what am I missing ?? I have never met a Doc in Canada yet , who talks about a potential lawsuit and will not take on patients with diabetes and sporadic BG numbers ?? Report them to the Canadian Medical Association ?? http://policybase.cma.ca/dbtw-wpd/PolicyPDF/PD04-06.pdf

Comment by PaulQuessy on June 30, 2012 at 2:25am

When I was visiting my family doctor the last time I went to ask for a prescription for test strips, he told me that he isn't going to participate in my diabetes any longer. When I said that the prescription for the test strips would help me out financially he then gave me the prescription. Prior to this I had a meeting with an endo he recommended me to see, where I asked to be put on a pump for financial reasons. Since I was not testing at the time she said that she couldn't help me where I ended up reacting because as we all know, insulin and all the tools to care for diabetes are quite expensive, so due to my lack of testing I was told I could not be helped out. I am assuming then that word made it back to my family doctor and then decided to not continue participating in the diabetic care.

Comment by Scott Wilkins on July 2, 2012 at 7:39pm

Wait 'til you start to deal with a fear of being low... :(

Comment by nel on July 2, 2012 at 9:09pm

Paul , yes I know having diabetes is expensive ...how many times do you test daily ? Do you have a GP and have you been referred to an Endo ? The information I have read about insulin pumping : test a min of 4-6 times daily .PS it looks more like 10-12 times daily ...pumping is more expensive than using MDI . As a Canadian you may qualify for the Dissability Tax Credt( DTC ) ..more info in the Canadian Group .

Comment by PaulQuessy on July 3, 2012 at 2:20am

I now test roughly 7 times a day. I have been referred to an endo, but at that time I was not testing. I do have a GP although visits are quite sparse. Anyways this was in the past when I did not have a job that provided benefits and I knew that the government funded the pump and assisted with supplies if one met certain criteria - that being the reasoning behind the attempt to get a pump. I am satisfied with the pens and what I have now and the stress and fear of finances is less now due to having a job with benefits. If someone is in a similar situation there is also the trillium drug plan to help out with finances

Comment by nel on July 3, 2012 at 11:38am

Glad to read, that financially things turned around !!We are Seniors and very grateful , that we have a a good extended health benefit plan in place as well!You may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit , if you can prove, it takes 14 hours weekly to manage your diabetes...exceptions : cooking, shopping etc. etc. !!! Worth looking into ???

Comment by hazatude on October 20, 2012 at 5:23pm

I'm phobic of highs and lows but take things to the other extreme. I test my bgl twenty times per day on average.

Comment

You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes

Advertisement



REsources

From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

#MasterLab through the eyes of the community

  The Diabetes Hands Foundation would like to thank everyone for attending the diabetes advocates MasterLab on July 2nd 2014. MasterLab was about building a sense of what is possible and designed to give advocates a chance to learn from veteran Read on! →

DHF Partners with HelpAround in an Effort to Connect People Touched by Diabetes

  Leer en español Technology has the amazing ability to ease the stress associated with diabetes; It simply makes our lives a little more bearable. That’s why we are excited to announce DHFs partnership with HelpAround. This new application will help Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator

Bradford (has type 1)


Administrators

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)

Gary (has type 2)

David (dns) (type 2)

 

LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word

Loading…

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service