My experiences post total pancreatectomy.

Sorry but life got in the way!!

on May 20, 2014

I’m sorry I got behind in my Blog Week 2014 posts. I’m going to use a wild card post & talk about a device that helps me manage from day to day. This is to replace the regular Friday post.

Actually, I consider my Medtronic’s pump & my dexcom a device team. I call them “Daisy & Dex”!  I know not very creative on the Dexcom name but Dex is so easy. Daisies are my favorite flower & my pump is my favorite tool (before the partnership with Dex came along), so it was an easy transition to calling my pump “Daisy”.

I use both of my devices frequently thruout my day to make my diabetes management much easier. As I’ve mentioned before, MDI was a nightmare for me. It’s so easy to glance at my Dex if I’m feeling a bit off , heading out for a walk or exercise or I’m planning on driving to see what my trending BG is. I NEVER drive without checking Dex nor do I exercise without a peek at Dex either. I always check with my meter too, so maybe I should call Daisy, Dex & my meter my Diabetes Triplets. I could never survive not knowing what my number means in the trending scheme of things!! (I haven’t named my meter, sadly! Any suggestions??) I’m a girl that perpetually follows the rules, so I never dose or treat based on Dex’s numbers, even though he’s very trustworthy!!

My sewing buddies whom I travel about an hour to see & spend time with, always ask what my BG is doing before I head out the door to travel home. They’ve gotten used to me checking frequently & are very involved in my management when we’re together. I LOVE them for that. Especially when we go away (Toronto anyone??!!) one of the girls carries my glucagon, Just in case. The girls also, have a good sense of humor considering my glucose management!! Like, they wanted to know what the difference between a normal, weird me is compared to a low glucose weird me!!! I really love that they care enough to ask me if I’ve checked my BG and equally important, if I’ve bloused for a snack that we indulge in on a regular basis!! (Thanks girls for all the LOVE!!!) Anyone for Smarties??!

So I guess my, my pump, Dexcom & meter help me manage from day to day, but the people that love me help equally as much. I’m blessed to be surrounded by the people I have in my life. Also, FYI, I can’t get a kiss good night from hubby unless I report my BG, the trend  & what I have done or am going to do about it!! Then I’m rewarded with my goodnight kiss. We’ve been together for 30 yrs this June, before and after T1D and I couldn’t be more proud of him (& my son!!)!!

Who in your life keeps you on your diabetes toes??!!

Remember, Test. Don’t Guess!!!


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