Wednesday, March 23, 2011

10 Years with Type Diabetes!

As of Today I have spent the last 10 years of my life with Type 1 Diabetes. Actually, I thought it was at the earliest next year that I'd be 'celebrating' this day. I had completely forgotten and didn't realize that it had been this long already.

Seriously time flies when you're... um.... giving shots, checking blood sugars, measuring and counting your food, obsessively reading food labels, dating and marrying, shots, working, living life, blood sugars, getting pregnant, chasing after a toddler, dealing with insurance companies......

Yeah, time flies. 10 years means I've given myself a minimum of 10,000 shots and of 16,000 blood sugar checks.

So, how did I celebrate? Well, by keeping things normal, of course!

My husband is enjoying his week of of school before he goes back to a new set of classes on Monday. We took care of some phone-type stuff at AT&T, then to save on gas (because, seriously, how is it really possible for gas to jump so high so quickly!?) he decided to tag-along with me to help my dad out at work. Family day out, got Arby's (their new Jr.Turkey sandwhich was SO great and nice on the blood sugars!), worked, got home and have continued the night just like any other. ...oh yeah, except for the part where we stopped at the library and there is a $45 lost book charge on my card!? What the heck!? ...but that's not what this post is about.

I've been on a pump break. Scar tissue build up caused me to need to go back to Lantus and Apidra 4+ daily shots. It actually has worked pretty well. But, I'm ready for my pump now. I also just found out that Minimed's Mio infusion sets are now available on my prescription plan. So, hopefully I'll actually be able to get affordable sets that hopefully will work for me. We all know the quickset drama I've had and how much I abhor using them.

Anyway. Happy 10 Years to me!!!! Doubly happy 10 years and complication free! to get my 8-something a1c down in the 7's... Heehee.

Happy day/evening to all the rest of you lovely people!!!


Allison Blass said...

Happy diaversary! I took a pump break too and by the time I went back on, boy was I READY! I can't imagine going back off the pump now. Going off reminded me how much I love it (most of the time).

Lisa said...

Happy Day Bethany!
Love ya,
Lisa B.

Jillian said...

You are one strong women!!

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