Friday, May 18, 2012

Day 5 - D-Blog Week - Diabetes Hurts

Click for the What They Should Know – Friday 5/18  Link List.
Today let’s borrow a topic from a #dsma chat held last September.  The tweet asked “What is one thing you would tell someone that doesn’t have diabetes about living with diabetes?”.  Let’s do a little advocating and post what we wish people knew about diabetes.  Have more than one thing you wish people knew?  Go ahead and tell us everything.

To learn a lot --- I mean a whole lot about living with type 1 click the link list above and read some of the other blogs participating in D Blog Week.  Lots & lots of good information being posted today.

There is a ton I would like to educate the general public on about type 1 but today I am just going to remind those not living with type 1 diabetes . . . that diabetes hurts.

I think people forget because Nate doesn't flinch when I check his sugar that there is still a little needle poking him until he bleeds ---- he may be used to it but that doesn't mean it doesn't hurt. And we do it 12-15 times a day.  So far today we've actually done it 20 times!!

UGH --- picture proof.  No judging on the WAY CRAZY numbers we've been having lately!

19 bs checks TODAY on the PDM and 1 on meter (see video below)
That's a lot of BS!
School days Nate gets checked more than other days

Our 90 day number is 1,111 on the PDM alone
Now that is really a lot of BS!

Also, very few people in my real life actually see Nate getting his pod changed.  We change it every 2 - 3 days (sometimes more frequently) and he hates it.  I've posted videos for my readers before of Nate's pod changes.  They are hard to watch.  After 2 years, 2 months and 18 days Nate still cries almost every single time we change his pod.

Diabetes Hurts.

The littles and I decided to make a couple of silly videos about checking Nate's sugar and then tonight was pod change night so we made a video of that as well.






I want everyone to know a lot of things about living with type 1 diabetes but I think the one thing I want you to remember today is that DIABETES HURTS.  If you think it is just a physical pain you would be mistaken.  That is my son, my baby in those videos.  I do that to him every few days.  Diabetes hurts Nate but it hurts me and the rest of our family too.

Keep Calm and Pod Change On . . .


Outstanding post! So often, we forget those simple things that yes, it does hurt. Maybe we heal. Maybe we get used to it. But, it's something that people need to be reminded of, because despite the adaption it's important to remember the bottom line.

Stephanie said...

Oh man, I had too much wine to drink tonight, and watching little Naters get his pod changed made me cry. :( That breaks my heart. Even though I do it to my own kid every few days too, it makes me so sad to see Nate so sad! ((hugs)) Diabetes does hurt.

Anonymous said...

The irony of "BS".

It does hurt. I've thought about this lately - Caleb flinches less these days. Complains less. Even smiles at insertions just for the fun irony of it.

But it still hurts. Constant, continual hurt.

traveller said...

Ouch... my insides hurt. Thanks for your post. My CWD is now 8. She hasn't cried in a long time about the pain but just last night she said that diabetes has just made her life miserable. The irony is, she said that in a happy sort of tone. But it does hurt.

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