Diabetes Meme

Via Kerri: Finally, a blog meme just for those of us with wonky pancreases (and for the people who love us). If you’re in the mood for meme’ing today, have at it!

What type of diabetes do you have: Type 2.

When were you diagnosed: April 2002.

What’s your current blood sugar: I have no idea. No meter with me right now. It doesn’t feel OK, though. 🙁

What kind of meter do you use: OneTouch Ultra 2.

How many times a day do you test your blood sugar: I don’t test daily. Endo said I could swing it a few times a week. And to be honest I’ve been very undisciplined lately. Ugh, ugh, ugh!

What’s a “high” number for you: Anything above 160 mg/dL.

What’s do you consider “low”: Anything under 70 mg/dL.

What’s your favorite low blood sugar reaction treatment: Orange juice.

Describe your dream endo: The one I have right now. He cares. And he gives me high-fives.

What’s your biggest diabetes achievement: Coming out and advocate.

What’s your biggest diabetes-related fear: Hrmmm… You’re asking me to pick one from heart disease, retinopathy, kidney disease, neuropathy, amputation, etc? I say all of them!

Who’s on your support team: My husband and my D-buddies.

Do you think there will be a cure in your lifetime: I don’t know. I don’t think so. But there will be one and I’m glad just thinking that future generations won’t have to live with this disease. We’re creating awareness now.

What is a “cure” to you: I guess it depends on what kind of Diabetes we’re talking about. For type 1 it would be a new pancreas (artificial, more successful transplants, etc), or a way to deal with auto-immunity. For type 2 a way to find a way to fight insulin resistance for good.

The most annoying thing people say to you about your diabetes is: “You can’t eat cake, but here… have some potatoes.”

What is the most common misconception about diabetes: It’s just about eating sweets.

If you could say one thing to your pancreas, what would it be: “You do a great job, dude. But tell your cell friends to work properly.”