Home
 »  Community
 »  Blogs
Anna's Blog

Diabetes Blog Week - Ten Things I Hate About Diabetes


Anna's Blog
By: FatCatAnna

The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes! Whoo! Whoo!

I am a Type 1 diabetic diagnosed back in the early 60's as a child.  I am living in Montreal, Canada and enjoy scribbling about diabetes from time to time. I’ve had my ups / downs just like any person would experience with going through life - diabetic or not.  My motto in life?  Diabetes does not control me – I control it!! 

You can find more posts/discussions at my Facebook page called "The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes" and also on Twitter under the name of FatCatAnna.  Feel free to follow me at both places or send me a private message!


<< May 2011 >>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31

 Blog Entries
The joys of having Bowie my CGMS – Chapter 1 - Sep 02
 Okay, for those of you who have never read my #dblogs before, I give names to all my little gizmos that I use for controlling my diabetes.  What we have today, ...
more
In a slump and scared - Jul 21
It’s rare for me to compose a #dblog that is not all “chirpy chirpy” … I think the last time I did one that was kind of down was at Diabetes1.org ...
more
Surviving the Holocaust with Type 1 diabetes - Mar 27
  " To the best of my knowledge, I am the only diabetic who survived years of imprisonment in German concentration camps. This is my story "   The above words ...
more
Sugar and Your Health - Mar 06
The other day I emptied out a 4 kg (about 10 lbs) of white sugar that I had dated a year ago when I opened it.  I use white sugar purely for cooking (I make my own ...
more
Eating from the ground - Yuca Fries - Feb 20
I am home now from a working holiday, in the Bahamas and Miami.  Despite the weather being abit cooler then normal (they only get 2 weeks of winter - we were there in ...
more
Posted: May 12, 2011 14:09
  • 2 Comments.
  • Diabetes Blog Week - Ten Things I Hate About Diabetes


    Well, while having to cope with lack of energy due to this viral pneumonia – I missed out on being involved in Wednesday’s “D-bloopers” (my brain couldn’t really think of which blooper to tell about – too many over the past 40+ years).  So, while I have some renewed energy, here I go with today’s topic of discussion.  Can’t wait to read what others have to say – check it out them out at this link .

    1)      How when I drink water – that it squirts out the end of my fingers due to multiple vampire pricks over the past 30+ years of blood testing.  I am like a fountain.

    2)      Wondering if I’ll wake up in the morning with a good blood sugar (5-7 mmol/l) or bad blood sugar (over 10 mmol/l).  I’m anal about my blood sugars aren’t I?

    3)      Wondering what it’s like to be not be a diabetic  – would it be any different then my life today as I play a game of poker at the casino each week?

    4)      Depression goes along with diabetes (am going through this at present – not fun at all).

    5)      Losing my eyesight – I wouldn’t be able to watch Glee or see Sprinkles the Diabetes Advocacy Unicorn!

    6)      How I wish my significant other could understand how diabetes affects me even after almost quarter of a century of ball and chain with him - he still doesn’t know when I’m low!

    7)      That diabetes is increasing in the our big blue marble population – according to WHO – 220 million people around the world have diabetes .

    8)      What diabetic doesn’t dream of eating without having to think about blood sugar control and all the other crap we have to worry about?  I mean – imagine pigging out on bacon? (this one is for you George).

    9)      Low blood sugars – I can function even at 2.0 mmol/l – but it’s not good at all for any of us diabetics to go low like this (does it kill off brain cells I wonder?).

    10)      Other diabetics who ask for my advise – then tell me – they don’t have time to do what I do – they are too busy with work, etc.  Meanwhile they are having eyesight problems, not able to feel things properly with their fingers , etc.   It saddens me to no end (I couldn’t be a doctor – I think I’d have a nervous breakdown with patients like that).

     

    Comments (2):
    Sort By
  • Add Comment

  • By: FatCatAnna: May, 13, 2011 15:55 PM
    LOL Kelly - due to the program that Diabetes1.org uses for composing online here - I was having difficulty posting my blog - so had to do some retyping and playing around to get things looking "right".  #10 is now rightly numbered for any bean counters out there reading this

    My BS (blood sugar/blood glucose aka BG or #bgnow in Twitter) at the time was 5.1 mmol/l (92 mg/dl).  I was doing pretty good for not having eaten at all today (I know bad) - which means my basal insulin is working "purrfect".  Gotta like it when the unicorn sprinkles are doing their thing

    Please note - my appetite is slowly returning as I get better - going into week 3 of recouperating from this viral pneumonia is a long haul - but at least I'm beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.




    By: Kelly59: May, 12, 2011 15:39 PM

    Anna, you know as a bean counter, I have to ask what happened to #10!  As a diabetic, I have to ask what was your BS?  #10 was playing hide & seek with #9 and the low!

    Maybe the ball & chain in #6 is thinking that every time he turns around, you have different signals for your low so he gave up trying to figure out what they were. 

    I don't think you are anal - you just want to keep all remaining body parts in tact. 



    Tags:
    high (1) low (1) depression (1) test (1) blood (1) unicorn (1) Sprinkles (1) eyesight (1) bacon (1) WHO (1) D-blog week (1)

    Related posts:

    Chemical Reactions Behind Clinical Depression  |  In a slump and scared  |  Twist and Shout – Sleep Apnoea  |  Jenna and The Hypo Fairy  |  My First Night with Dexcom G4 CGMS  |  Welcome Ziggy Stardust  |  Human-Animal Companionship  |  Color Therapy  |  Aromatherapy  |  Do You Hate Doctors' Visits?
  • Previous Blog Post
  • Next Blog Post
  • Your Diabetes Treatment Plan: Nutrition (Part 4)
    Eating Habits-Treatment Plan: Nutrition
    Tip: Try to eat meals at the same time with same amount of food...
    more more Featured Videos
    Cost Savings Tool
    Do you know the annual cost of managing your diabetes? Would you like to find ways to reduce your costs? Calculate your total budget and identify ways to save money. You can do this in just a few minutes by entering facts about the products you use. This quick analysis will provide you with a comprehensive overview of both spending and potential savings.

    Cost Savings Tool
    Monitor Comparison Tools
    Blood glucose monitors offer an easy way to test your blood sugar at home or on the go. Use this comparison tool as a guide to learn more about the features and benefits of your current monitor or to find a new one.
    Handheld Monitor Comparison
    Continuous Glucose Monitor Comparison
    Advanced BMI Calculator
    Ever wonder if you are at a healthy weight? Then enter your height and weight in our advanced Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator. This tool provides you with two important numbers reflecting the estimated impact of your present body weight and shape upon your overall health.
    Advanced BMI Calculator
    more Care Tools
    Home | About Us | Press | Make a Suggestion | Content Syndication | Terms of Service | Editorial Policy | Privacy Policy
    Last updated: Sep 21, 2019  © 2019 Body1 All rights reserved.