What type of diabetes do you have: Type 1, the autoimmune kind.
When were you diagnosed: November 6, 1998
What’s your current blood sugar: 133
What kind of meter do you use: One Touch Mini, One Touch Ping Remote, Freestyle Lite
How many times a day do you test your blood sugar: 5-10 times a day
What’s a “high” number for YOU: over 18o I get upset about.
What’s do YOU consider “low”: under 80
What’s your favorite low blood sugar reaction treater:skittles
Describe your dream endo: my endo is pretty close only way she would be better is if she had diabetes (although I am not wishing that on her, just saying one just like her with T1 would rock!)
What’s your biggest diabetes achievement: lowering A1C over 1% in 6 months
What’s your biggest diabetes-related fear: complications, not having kids, not seeing my kids grow up
Who’s on your support team: DOC, of course. My parents. My best friend.
Do you think there will be a cure in your lifetime: Don’t I wish! But I am not the type to get my hopes up.
What is a “cure” to you: functioning pancreas, not having to take any type of medicine, eating whatever whenever and not having to think, not having to plan exercise, not feeling sick from long drives, hot pockets, or plane flights, not spending a ton of money to buy supplies. That would be a cure.
The most annoying thing people say to you about your diabetes is: “If you lose weight won’t it just go away?”
What is the most common misconception about diabetes: that it only strikes fat people
If you could say one thing to your pancreas, what would it be: to put it nicely? “F**K you.”