What type of diabetes do you have: Type 1 (aka Juvenile Diabetes.... Those 'juveniles' grow up and are still diabetic. JDRF for a cure!)
When were you diagnosed: January 1996
What's your current blood sugar: 96
What kind of meter do you use: One Touch Mini
How many times a day do you test your blood sugar: Minimum 5 times
What's a "high" number for you: Anything over 200 mg/dl.
What's do you consider "low": Anything under 70 mg/dl.
What's your favorite low blood sugar reaction treater: I usually have those juicy juices for toddlers or glucose tablets, but I do have a weakness for dark chocolate.
Describe your dream endo: Compassionate, attentive, non-judgmental about my bad diabetic past, and part of my insurance network.
What's your biggest diabetes achievement: Getting my A1c down to 7, and that was with having pertussis. I'm looking forward to this next time. :)
What's your biggest diabetes-related fear: Going blind
Who's on your support team: My husband, my mom and my Izzie-roo
Do you think there will be a cure in your lifetime: Perhaps. I really hope so. There are too many little tiny children out there being diagnosed every day. I just want them to know a future with freedom and without pokes and lows and constant doctors and needles and threats.
What is a "cure" to you: Something that makes a type 1 diabetic like a normal non-diabetic, not into (basically) a type 2.
The most annoying thing people say to you about your diabetes is: "Should you be eating [fill in the blank]?" I know they are only trying to help, but I have been with the D for almost 15 years. I have an insulin pump. I have a brain. Let me decide, not the info you were given about your great aunt's cousin's friend.
What is the most common misconception about diabetes: That an insulin pump is a cure. Or that the advances in diabetic research for Type 2 will cure type 1s. Or that I "ate too much sugar" and that's why I have diabetes. Yeah. That last one really gets to me.
If you could say one thing to your pancreas, what would it be: Bum.