THE STORY OF ONE FAMILY'S JOURNEY WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES AND CELIAC DISEASE.
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Monday, September 13, 2010

I am rockin this meme courtesy of OUR DIABETIC LIFE....who was tagged by HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM…who was tagged by, MY DIABETIC CHILD…who was tagged by I AM YOUR PANCREAS…who was tagged by, BETA BUDDIES…who was tagged by A SWEET GRACE who accepted the meme challenge from SIX UNTIL ME…

What type of diabetes do you have:

I'm a PofCWD....Parent of a Child With Diabetes.  My oldest daughter has Type 1.  Someone told me once that it was the "bad kind".

When were you diagnosed:

She was dx on 7/25/05 at the age of 24 months

What's your current blood sugar:

How did you know that it's time to test?
**Hold that thought....be right back**


K -- 100 at 11:30 pm -- maybe I should have waited because now I'll spend the rest of this meme trying to decide if I should do something.

What kind of meter do you use:

Sugar's PING remote.  We use One Touch strips and I miss the Freestyles, but what's a D Mama gonna do?  We have a bunch of One Touch Mini's stashed in various places as well.

How many times per day do you check your blood sugar:

8 - 10 times

What is a "HIGH" number for you:

250.  I'd say 200, but sometimes I'm thrilled to see 201.

What do you consider "LOW":

Anything under 70.  She can sense them pretty consistently in the 60's.

What is your favorite low blood sugar reaction treater:

Juicy Juice 4oz box....Sugar like Starbursts (4c each) too.

Describe your dream endo:

Let's see....she would know Sugar well....take the time to establish a relationship with both her and me too....she wouldn't criticize a higher than expected A1c and would always return e-mails or respond to requests for help as promptly as possible. 


She would also be married with two little boys :)


Oh, wait.  I think I just described our endo!

Who's on your support team:

GOD!  He knows we couldn't do this without him!


Mr. Rose....he can do it all.  I couldn't imagine this journey with anyone else.


My mom....always willing to learn and wants me to sleep when I visit!!!


Nurse Carla....what would I do without her????  She takes IMPECCABLE care of Sugar during the school day and I can't even begin to describe how much this means to me!

Do you think there will be a cure in your lifetime:

I don't know.  I pray for a cure, and I trust that God's timing is perfect.  

What is a "cure" to you:

Complete insulin/glucagon regulation, without horrible side effects!

The most annoying thing people say to you about your diabetes is:

"Thank goodness you're a nurse."  NOTHING in nursing school prepared me for this beast.


The most common misconception about diabetes:
That it's JUST DIABETES...no biggie...sure there's risks, but at least you can control them. 


Whatever.

If you could say one thing to your pancreas, what would it be:

Didn't you get the memo?  GET WITH THE PROGRAM!



To celebrate making it half way through NaBloPoMo, I'm nominating my pal, TRACY!!!!!!  Take it away, my friend.....
 
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7 comments:

  1. OK..I totally forgot the "at least you are a nurse" comments. I HATE those and get them ALL.THE.TIME. You are right...nothing in nursing school trained me on this. I had NO idea. NONE. ZILCH. NADA...on what was entailed in the management of type 1 diabetes. Awesome MeMe Wendy.

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  2. You have raved about Dr. D so much (and so have her other patients) that I know exactly where we'll go, if Dr. P ever decides to retire.

    I get "It's just diabetes" all the time. I HATE that!

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  3. glad to hear I am not the only one with a dislike for the one touch!

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  4. What a blessing to have a wonderful endo! We are lucky gals my friend!

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  5. Why in the WORLD would they EVER teach nurses or paramedics about diabetes?? I mean... it is "just diabetes"!!!

    Great Job Wendy.

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  6. Awesome job NURSE Wendy - - - Come on?!?! It should be easy for you!!

    Love you Sweet D Mama!!!! :)

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