Sunday, May 20, 2012

What Life With Diabetes Looks Like

Last day of Diabetes Blog Week:  Back for the third year, let’s show everyone what life with diabetes looks like!  With a nod to the Diabetes 365 project, let’s grab our cameras again and share some more d-related pictures.  Post as many or as few as you’d like.  Feel free to blog your thoughts on or explanations of your pictures, or leave out the written words and let the pictures speak for themselves.

 Three hours of slow thinking, slow activities, slow motion - the gifts of low blood sugar
 Here is a 6 hour perspective - the "W" is for how I felt (wasted)
 The previous 12 hours - showing what might be the reason for the 3 hour lows
And then a 24 hour view to remind me that the roller coaster is not a ride I can get off of. The online game among diabetes bloggers right now is to try and find pictures in the CGM graphs.  I haven't been able to do that very well yet.  I wasn't good at the cloud pictures game as a kid either.  What pictures can you see in my CGM graphs? (The break in the graph is the three hour time period when I put in a new CGM site and it has to calibrate.)
 A CGM site from a month ago - the tape does as much damage as the site.
Can you see the small wounds on the ends and sides of my fingers from the finger sticks?  When I was pregnant with Abbey and checked my BG 10-12 times a day (before CGM days) I could just push on my fingers and they would bleed.  It was more handy that way.  :)
One of the reasons my purse is so heavy all the time - just the diabetes section complete with dinosaur and Curious George fruit snacks.

I tried to find a picture of a horrible monster on Google to put as my last photo here to represent the Diabetes Monster, but there just wasn't one horrid enough.  It would have to have pinchers and needles for hands and legs, an energy-sucking mouth, slimy skin of oozing puss, filled with infection, and no heart at all, just a protruding razor that cuts away a slice of life at a time.  I think you get the picture.

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