Saturday, September 11, 2010

TAGS, TAGS & MORE TAGS... I'm it!

I am going to steal... uh... borrow Jen's opening paragraph for this post and just add a little "Lora" to it here and there. I hope that is okay with Mama Pancreas.

This tag goes back a little ways. It was started by Kerri over at the fantastic Six Until Me. She describes it at as a blog meme just for those with wonky pancreases (and for the people who love us).
While Jen may still be split between centuries... I am all up in the 21st centuries "bizness"(said like Angie from Baby Mama). YES, I do remember records(and 8 tracks for that matter), but that's another post that I will most likely not publish any time soon :).
Anyway, so after Kerry started it; Penny over at A Sweet Grace tagged the lovely Reyna over at Beta Buddies (who is funny as shit by the way). Reyna then proceeded to tag Jen who tagged MEEE. PHEW! Did I get everyone??? I know it's getting hard to keep up, but if you keep reading to the end..you may find out YOU have been tagged too. So, without further ado.. as Jen would say...


What type of diabetes do you have: Justin has Type 1 / Juvenile / Insulin Dependant Diabetes. You know, "the bad kind". I had to throw that one in there since it has been called that before.



When were you diagnosed: Justin was diagnosed on October 21st, 2008. He was 7 years old. Next month will be our 2 year "d-aversary".



What's your current blood sugar: Embarrassment sets in and my head hangs in shame... 275. Good thing Jen made me check. In my defense, today IS site change day and this does happen too often on site day 3. It is on my list of things to talk to the Endo about when we go next month.



What kind of meter do you use: I am going to steel(stop that Lora!)... borrow some of Jen's answer here too. We also use 2. The One Touch Ping and the One Touch Mini. I do not trust my sweet little Justin to tote his remote back and fourth, so I have a Mini at school and I keep my beloved remote ALL.TO.MYSELF!
Now, I do have to admit... Jen is right about the One Touch strips being suckity in the "sucking up blood" department. We get A LOT of error 5's also.

ARE YOU LISTENING ONE TOUCH????
FIX THIS PLZ!!!!


How many times a day do you test your blood sugar: 8 - 12 times a day. 8 is a dream day. 12(more on occasion) is more like it. If you add in those "error 5's" we use a whole lot of strips. One touch should do one of those buys like they do with socks and cereal; where you get 20% more free as a bonus. HINT.HINT!


What's a "high" number for you: Over 150, but I don't stress until 250 :)


What's do you consider "low": During the day... less than 70. At night... we like to keep it over 100.


What's your favorite low blood sugar reaction treater: At school we use Reli On glucose tabs unless he is under 40 or just plain out of it... then we will use Juice first. At night I use juice because its easier to get it in him. I carry glucose tabs and random candy(Star Burst, Laffy Taffy etc...) in my purse. Most of the time I eat the candy and he eats the glucose tabs  Brows .


Describe your dream endo: Our Endo is good. A little stand offish, but ALWAYS spends ample time with us. I have never been rushed out of there and that is a huge plus for me. I do not have a whole lot to compare him to, so I am not sure what else I need in an endo.


Who's on your support team: My husband Anthony of course, but I feel so "at home" here in blogland with all my friends. I feel like I have many sisters. I love you all and consider you FAMILY.


Do you think there will be a cure in your lifetime: Is it bad for me to admit that my heart tells me no?
Does that make me a bad D Mama? I TRULY HOPE that there is and will keep doing what I can to support the possibility. I just don't know.


What is a "cure" to you: RELIEF! A deep breath and a sigh of relief. Let's face it, we don't know what will happen tomorrow, but with a cure I would have one less fear in my life. THEN... I would sleep!

The most annoying thing people say to you about your diabetes is: "OH! My dog has Diabetes". I have had four people(one was a doctor) say this to me. Yeah! A little different than your dog!


What is the most common misconception about Type 1 diabetes: That WE caused it. WE ate too much
junk and drank too much soda. Some people are baffled by the fact that Justin is so skinny.


If you could say one thing to your pancreas, what would it be: DAMN YOU!!!! Damn you for being a quitter when Justin needs you.


Are you tired of listening to me yet??? Well lucky for you, I am done! I need to go get on that site change so we can kick some D ass. (I corrected by the way... I didn't just leave him like that~ sheesh!)
But before I head out... a tag....  Ummm , lets see!!!?!!!


 Thinking 
thinking!


 The Thinker 
sitting and thinking!!!

 Lightbulb Idea
AH HA!

LAURA

She spells HER name ALL WRONG, but I love her anyways :) GIT "ER" DONE GIRL!

7 comments:

Heidi / D-Tales said...

I just met a guy on Thursday night who told me that his dog has diabetes!

Penny said...

Lovely post hon! Thanks for playing this marvelous game of Tag! It's great to see everyone's thoughts and frankly, we all need a little more games of Tag in our lives :0)

Hallie said...

I had a cat with diabetes. So I totally get it! ;) LOVE u!

connie said...

Diabetes and dogs...I've heard that one too :)

Reyna said...

Oh DEAR GOD...seriously? "I have a dog with diabetes!"...I think my mouth would hit the ground and a bunch of saliva would puddle on the pavement...in astonishment (I guess that descriptiong sounded a little "dog-like"). Awesome post sistah! I consider you family as well. MUWAHHHH!!!

Laura said...

Hey - thanks for tagging me. This is fun - reading all of the answers is greatness! I can honestly I haven't heard the dog one YET but when I do I am going to laugh so hard!!

Misty said...

Love it funny girl! And how DID you get Justin to lose all the weight..you know, from all the junk you fed him!

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