Day 25 of the 30 Days of Diabetes, todays question is Other then being diabetic, do you have other medical conditions which impact your treatment or how you live as a diabetic?
Well my mom was told that I had Porphyria (AIP) when I was 3 years old and I have been living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome since a teen though only got told on an official level that I had PCOS when I was 26 and not even a month alter that I was diabetic.
As to how they impact treatment of the diabetes, not so far though I can thank the PCOS for the development of PCOS – or so I have been told on the matter.
Day 24 of the 30 Days of Diabetes, todays question is What is one of the things about diabetes that you like the most?
I can’t actually think of anything about being diabetic that I like, but the semi connection to another group of people who share what I have isn’t all that bad (though at times it doesn’t feel like I have much connection to them at all, since I’ve yet to meet any who are childfree).
Day 23 of the 30 Days of Diabetes, todays question is What is one of the things about diabetes that you dislike the most?
Well there is really two things but maybe the one that is the most disliked is the needle – sticking myself to test levels and then having to stick myself again to give myself the insulin is annoying and painful. Though the fact that I don’t like needles doesn’t help the matter I am sure when it comes to testing and giving myself shots. If there was a way to test and give insulin without having to use a needle I might go for it (then again maybe not depending on how proven the tech for it really is).
Day 22 of the 30 Days of Diabetes, todays question is Fitness wise how does being diabetic effect this side of things?
It doesn’t effect it that much in general, though I do have to watch what I do and for how long I do it because it can either spike my levels or drop them into the danger zone – either way I have to pay attention to what my levels are before I start working out and make sure to check here and there while working out just to be on the safe side.
Day 21 of the 30 Days of Diabetes, todays question is Do you feel there is enough education about diabetes? if not why not if yes why yes?
No I do not believe that there is enough education about diabetes, even to fellow diabetic’s I don’t believe that there is enough education, and I know there isn’t enough education about it in the general public because of the problems many who are diabetic run into with the uninformed public.
The stigma that goes with diabetes within the general public is annoying, that if you are type 2 that “you brought it on yourself” is very much prevalent and blasted annoying, or that if you are on insulin that your diabetes is more out of control then some one who is only on oral medication or better yet diet control. Actually this is annoying among other diabetics as well since there are those who have diabetes who believe this that since they are not on inulin that they are better off then you are since you are on insulin which is so NOT the case.
Day 20 of the 30 Days of Diabetes, todays question is What’s your worst diabetes moment?
Worst would have to be running to freaking low that I was so unaware of what was going on that even thinking about testing to check my levels was not something I thought of doing till I actually sat down and my body didn’t wont to get up again.
Day 19 of the 30 Days of Diabetes, todays question is What’s your best diabetes moment?
I’m not really sure what the best moment has been thus far, but lowering my A1C has been a good thing (though keeping it low has been a problem/issue). Guess its called each day living and not letting D get the best of me as I can well help it.
Day 18 of the 30 Days of Diabetes, todays question is What advice would you give a newly-diagnosed diabetic?
That its not the end of the world, might be of the world you know but in general its not the end its just a new beginning in one that you didn’t choose and you just have to make the best of the lemon that you’ve been tossed.
Being diabetic is not easy to live with, but you can live with it and thrive it just takes time and you have to be pro active with your own care and not trust your doc’s to always know what is best for you, since you are the one living with it not them.
Day 17 of the 30 Days of Diabetes, todays question is Has being diabetic gotten you any privileges? (scholarships, special treatment, etc)
Well I know for having surgery I’m early on the list because you can’t eat or drink or what have you before surgery – which isn’t great for a diabetic so it’s enabled me to get into surgery before I might other wise have dun so.
Other wise I can’t really think of any what that its helped me in my general day to day life or what have you, if anything at times its hindered things.
Day 16 of the 30 Days for Diabetes, todays question is Do you own/use any diabetic cookbooks?
Yes I own and on occasion do use the diabetic cookbooks that we have, though most of the ones we have where written years ago, the ones I really do use are from the magazine Diabetic Living which I find to be nicer then the ones in the cookbooks from 15+ years ago (a lot of things have changed over the years in food and what have you, for which I am most glad).