What type of diabetes do you have: Type 1
When were you diagnosed: January 18, 2008
What’s your current blood sugar: 248. Holey moley! Need some insulin. beep, beep, beep, beep.
What kind of meter do you use: Medtronic One Touch
How many times a day do you test your blood sugar: 4-6 times.
What’s a “high” number for you: Anything over 180
What’s do you consider “low”: Anything under 70
What’s your favorite low blood sugar reaction treater: Mostly a soda or glucose tablets.
Describe your dream endo: Available, close-by, kind, patient, compassionate, understanding…maybe also diabetic.
What’s your biggest diabetes achievement: Bringing my A1C down 7 points in the past 2 years.
What’s your biggest diabetes-related fear: Loss of limbs.
Who’s on your support team: Mom, friends, DOC
Do you think there will be a cure in your lifetime: I expect continual improvements.
What is a “cure” to you: Fix the pancreas!
The most annoying thing people say to you about your diabetes is: “I didn’t think you could eat that.” Or “Oh, you have the bad kind.”
What is the most common misconception about diabetes: That my diabetes is the same as your grandma’s. Most likely it’s not. Type 1 and Type 2 are not the same thing.
If you could say one thing to your pancreas, what would it be: WAKE UP!