Thanks to my fellow North-Easterner, Karen, for coming up with the idea of Diabetes Blog Week. I’m excited to be undertaking this week of blog posts with so many who have become my friends over the past year or so. I’m guessing my RSS reader will explode. Assuming yours will too, I’m keeping my posts short and sweet.
There’s something extra special about this week’s posts – they will be Caleb’s. This is Caleb… will actually be coming straight from the horse’s mouth.
So here we go.
Day 1 – A day in the life…with diabetes.
How would you describe your days in terms of diabetes?
It’s kindof whacko when you think about it, but I feel normal about it. When I wake up, I just feel like it’s any other day. It doesn’t bother me to check my sugar or do the other things I have to do.
It can sometimes make me busy. I check my blood sugar all the time and I sometimes have to take a break from what I’m doing. Sometimes I feel low and I feel crummy.
How much of your day do you spend thinking about diabetes?
What about school?
It’s really busy at school because I have to do a lot of school work and I have keep a routine about my diabetes, like checking with the nurse at 9:30, at lunch-time and before I go home, plus anytime I feel low.
Changing my Pod can be stressful because it hurts sometimes, but I’m pretty used to it so lots of times it doesn’t hurt too much at all.
Why do I have to talk about eating? Everyone eats. I have to bolus myself for whatever carbs I eat and Mom writes them down in a journal for school, but I can still eat whatever I want.
I chose the above picture for this post because of the story it tells. I took it to commemorate Caleb’s first day of baseball. Upon closer examination, I noticed several reminders of diabetes. The tiger striped medical ID bracelet, the SPIbelt that holds his DexCom receiver, the open cabinet with his diabetes supplies peeking out, and even the stack of newspapers with the recent article of Caleb and his diabetes. Just another day.
Day 2’s topic will be: “Making the low go”. See you tomorrow!