When I was diagnosed with diabetes, I was ignorant to the disease, and I was naive. When I spoke to the nurse on the phone the day previously, I asked if I could see her when she was in Queenstown the following week, rather than driving an hour each way to see her at the … Continue reading What does being a diabetic actually mean?
I've had beautiful blood glucose levels all week. Just look at my graph, staying pretty steady and within the safe lines. Do you notice anything? Let's me talk about Tuesday. Tuesday was a good day. We made the 5 hour round trip to Invercargill for my post-surgery follow up appointment. I'd had a delicious breakfast of bacon, eggs and avocado, and … Continue reading EXPERIMENT #4: Pretending I can eat carbs like a normal person
Having to stick needles into your belly sucks at the best of times. But it sucks even more so when it's so cold that you're sat in a coat, but you have to unzip it to inject. Not only that, but you have to squeeze a bit of fat with your ice cold fingers. Ice. Cold. … Continue reading Diabetic Problem #2: Having to inject when you’re freezing
Sometimes, for no reason whatsoever, your insulin pen decides not to work. Today is that day. My 3 week old ClickStar pen for my Lantus cartridges just won't work. I tried dismantling and reconstructing it, and changing the needle. Nothing. As it happens, my plan was to go to the Pharmacy in the morning, as they … Continue reading Diabetic Problem #1: When your insulin pen fails