Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A meme for Wilford Brimley

Finally, a blog meme just for those of us with wonky pancreases (and for the people who love us). If you're in the mood for meme'ing today, have at it!

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.

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