Wow, it's been almost a month since I've posted--I believe it's time to jump back in! Since my brain is tired, I'm just going to fill out this list I stole from Six Until Me:
What type of diabetes do you have: Type 1
When were you diagnosed: Sometime in October 2005
What's your current blood sugar: 156--hopefully that goes down a little more
What kind of meter do you use: Freestyle flash. Although, those one touch ultra minis look pretty cool. I kind of want the pink one.
How many times a day do you test your blood sugar: Lately I've been pretty lazy, but anywhere between 4 and 10--depending on the day and how I'm feeling
What's a "high" number for you: Depends on the time of day...anything over 140 (which is often), I get a little annoyed. I'm obviously too hard on myself
What's do you consider "low": Anything under 80
What's your favorite low blood sugar reaction treater: starburst! That's what I carry in my purse instead of juice boxes now. Much more fun.
Describe your dream endo: Helpful, extremely knowledgeable and can answer any and all questions, supportive, understands exactly what I need and what I'm going through, has great bedside manner---I know that's asking a bit much, but it did say my "dream" endo. Side note: I love my current endo, but I live too far away now. I'm starting with a new one in three weeks. Fingers crossed that he's some of things on this list!
What's your biggest diabetes achievement: Starting on the pump!
What's your biggest diabetes-related fear: My greatest fear is that I will eventually experience all the complications I read about every day. Very scary.
Who's on your support team: My husband, family, friends, etc. I consider everyone I interact with part of my support team
Do you think there will be a cure in your lifetime: Hmmm I don't want to risk sounding like a Debbi Downer, but honestly, I don't think so. Scientists are making great advancements, and I'm grateful for everything they do, but I'll believe it when I see it.
What is a "cure" to you: A cure would be living my life how I was between the years of 1983 to 2004 when I didn't have diabetes and it wasn't even something I thought about (except for that day when I was 13 and my friend told me I probably had diabetes because I was so thirsty. Interesting how eight years later I became diabetic--talk about jinxing someone haha)
The most annoying thing people say to you about your diabetes is: "how is your diabetes doing?" Never really know what to say---I always just say "it's doing well" whatever that means haha.
What is the most common misconception about diabetes: that type 1 and 2 are the same. Diet and exercise will not cure me.
If you could say one thing to your pancreas, what would it be: Why would you be working fine and then all of a sudden stop? Was it something I said?