It’s the friendships with fellow people with diabetes that make this life bearable. Asha Brown, founder and executive director of We Are Diabetes, is one of the best! I’m thankful to count her as one of my closest friends and as a sister.
Some days, my diabetes and GI issues get the better of me. This has been one of them. This cartoon from my archive captures how I’m feeling tonight.
I never leave home without some form of glucose for treating a low.
That little droplet on my finger is what 1 unit of insulin looks like. One unit of life support for those living with type 1 diabetes, and for many living with type 2 diabetes as well. It should be available for all who need it. Affordable for all who need it.
Wearing my Dexcom on my arm sometimes leads to interesting conversations. Like yesterday, while I was visiting with my grandmother and two great-aunts. One of my aunts noticed it while I was checking the tape on it. “Oh, is that one of those things they’ve been advertising on tv, that you hold the meter over and scan to check your sugar?” She was thinking about the FreeStyle Libre. Then my grandmother chimed in that she asked the doctor about the Libre, but didn’t think it was right for her needs. And then my other aunt asked how the Dexcom and Libre worked and what the difference was. So, I explained how my device works, why I use it and how…