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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Ten things I hate about diabetes

Here is a list of the ten things I hate most about diabetes.

  1. The money I have to spend for insulin and test strips and needles.

  2. Haggling with the insurance company over the number of test strips and needles I use in a twenty four period.

  3. Having to always be mindful of what I am eating and counting the carbs. Never being able to enjoy a meal without thinking about how many carbs I just ate.

  4. Having to stick myself to test my blood sugar.

  5. Having to take shots 3 to 5 times a day.

  6. Having to spend the time every day babysitting diabetes to be sure I stay one step ahead.

  7. Having to deal with the complications. For me it is neuropothy in the feet.

  8. Having the threat of the other complications and doing what you need to do to keep them at bay.

  9. loosing sleep over high and low blood sugar numbers.

  10. Having to be mindful that I have everything with me like insulin, needles, test strips and energency carbs with me whenever I leave for work or an extended trip.

These are the ten things I hate about diabetes but it is these struggles these hardships that make us stronger. So I would not give any one of them up if in the long run it will make me a better person. Also it is these hardships that has drawn us all in this DBlog week togrther and I know we are all gladfor that.

Keep going
Tony DiPalma


Mike said...

#2 makes me really angry too. How can an insurance company know what I need better than my doctor?!?!

Good list.

Bruce said...

Thanks for this list
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