What Your Endo Didn't Tell You

We are more than all the numbers

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FANTASTIC NEWS!

soyhealthyrachel:

Next fall I’ll be a social work practicum student at the local children’s hospital, working in the diabetes and endocrinology clinic!

I’m sooo excited! This is my dream practicum, and pretty much the entire reason that I got into social work anyway. I feel like I have the perfect qualifications…


^I am jealous. Dream job. Congratulations!

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Pretty sure my blood sugar has been hovering in that awkward low but not totally low place all day. Too bad I left my meter at home and can’t check.

-_-

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defectivepancreas:

My MapMyRun totals from April 2013 to April 2014!
In addition to all that, I completed three 5ks and it was my first year ever attempting to be a “runner”. Exercise really helps me keep my blood sugars in check and I hate to admit that my doctor may have been right about that one.
This year, I want to beat a lot of these numbers and do a few more 5ks.

This is a ton of exercise. Congrats! Can I ask some questions about running T1? It’s having the weirdest effect on my bg and I’m so confused.

defectivepancreas:

My MapMyRun totals from April 2013 to April 2014!

In addition to all that, I completed three 5ks and it was my first year ever attempting to be a “runner”. Exercise really helps me keep my blood sugars in check and I hate to admit that my doctor may have been right about that one.

This year, I want to beat a lot of these numbers and do a few more 5ks.

This is a ton of exercise. Congrats! Can I ask some questions about running T1? It’s having the weirdest effect on my bg and I’m so confused.

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http://diabeticgossipgirl.tumblr.com/post/83217365435/so-i-have-a-date-on-wednesday-ive-only-ever

diabeticgossipgirl:

So I have a date on Wednesday.
I’ve only ever been on one date before in my entire life so I’m pretty nervous.
We’re going out to dinner, and I’m kinda nervous of what they’re gonna think when they see me whipping out my pen pouch and my gluco-meter and all my supplies. I’m kinda nervous. I…

Just go through your normal food routine like you would if you were out with a friend. I normally make some bad diabetic joke and then move on. I’ve had dates that have questions and some that just say “ok, cool” and not mention it again. How much detail you give is your call. Whoever you’re on a date with is there to get to know you.  And diabetes is just a part of that. :)

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type1harley asked: How often do you run out of test strips?

typeinsulin:

Hello Fellow Type 1!

I use about 1 bottle of test strips (50 strips) a week and my insurance covers 4 bottles (200 strips) a month. I have run out before and it was not pleasant. In that situation, my endocrinologist was nice enough to give me some in the meantime. I have been trying to get them to cover 300 test strips but I have not been successful. I will probably try again soon because it is soooo nice to have a safety cushion. Less stress.

I feel like the main reason as to why I would run out is because of E 2. The unforgiving test strip error when you don’t have enough blood in the strip. I feel like I waste about 10 per month just because of that.

I can never get enough blood on the strip when I’m low. It’s such a waste. :(