Dear Diabetes, you suck.

a front end developer who also happens to have type 1 diabetes

12 hours. Impossible.

Facebook-Thumbs-DownSo I went to my endo last week, turns out that I’m only 30% controlled, which is no where near the goal of 70%. Not only did she recommend the pump, but also instructed me to take my basal insulin 12 hrs apart rather than just at night and in the morning — which for me was usually 6-8 hours apart… So, setting aside the pump thing, because I’m still processing on that, I am trying (emphasis on trying) to take my basal insulin 12 hours apart. I am also convinced that this impossible. I get up around 6:30 to 8am on weekdays, going to bed around midnight, which means I either have to remember to take basal at lunch (nope) or take it at 8pm (nope)…which means I don’t really take it when I wake up or when I go to bed, which ends up with me not knowing when I should take it, when I last took it or even if I did take it… disaster. So much for the 12 hour split providing more control… I need to get those insulin pen cap timersΒ … Well Diabetes, you have earned yourself yet another DISLIKE. Also, Fuck you.

4 Comments

  1. Did you see the inhaler option made approval from the FDA finally? I am hoping that this means better control? Maybe? I don’t know… but I hope that my daughter has continued control of her diabetes. So far so good– but it is still a roller coaster ride that no one does maintenance on. I hope that it gets better for you.

    • Yes, I did — the idea of it is amazing, but I’m afraid to think about it too much until it’s a sure thing… and it would still require me to remember to take it, injection or inhalation, every 12 hours, haha

      • Yes, I have heard about it for years, so I don’t hold out complete hope until I see it available at a pharmacy. Inhaling every 12 hours is not as big of a deal and easier in public I suppose– I am asthmatic myself and use one, and it is easier than the shots that I give to my daughter Adalyn. I am not even mentioning it to her to give her hope yet, though. She is so good about her shots, but she would choose an inhaler in a millisecond. πŸ™‚

  2. I use an inhaler occasionally too — which makes me even more concerned because I know sometimes I mis-time my breath, or do any number of other things and have to “re-puff” — it would make me really nervous to use inhaled insulin because of that — how would it be metered exactly? under what conditions could it fail? how would I need to correct? how would I know how much to correct by? … so many questions = a lot of doubt … however, to your point, if it comes out, it works and address all the above concerns, I would take an inhaler over shots any day of the week πŸ™‚

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