Tuesday, May 15, 2012

D-Blog Week Day #2: One Great Thing

Today's prompt:

Living with diabetes (or caring for someone who lives with it) sure does take a lot of work, and it’s easy to be hard on ourselves if we aren’t “perfect”. But today it’s time to give ourselves some much deserved credit. Tell us about just one diabetes thing you (or your loved one) does spectacularly! Fasting blood sugar checks, oral meds sorted and ready, something always on hand to treat a low, or anything that you do for diabetes. Nothing is too big or too small to celebrate doing well!

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For me, something that I do "well" is something that is done effortlessly, without forcing yourself to do it. To that end, for example, I am spectacular at reading books, drinking wine, loving babies, finding B amusing, and spending time with my friends. But diabetes? It's a lot of work, a lot of mental effort, and not much about it is easy. Except for using my Dexcom.

I am proud of the fact that I unfailingly wear a sensor. When one croaks on me, I replace it immediately. When asked if I wear it 24/7, I can honestly say I do. I'm not a perfect Dexcom user, of course - I could download my data and number crunch a helluva lot more than I do. But hot damn am I good at wearing the sensors.


  1. Yay you! Of all the things that you could do well, this sure seems like one that has a broad reach and so is a good one to master!

    PS - Thanks for the shootout yesterday. Always love reading you too! :)

  2. That is a good thing to be good at. A lot of people have them but don't want to use them.

  3. Be proud, because there are tons of people out there (like me) who dread that painful insertion process. Sending high-fives your way!

  4. ME TOO!!

    I am never more panicked than during the warm-up period at the start of a new sensor. I could have a perfect number right before, and have not eaten for hours (so no IOB) and it still freaks me out not to know what my BG is doing.

    I had diabetes for 8 years before I got a CGM, what was I doing then?!