Sunday, February 27, 2011

Two Posts and a Set Change

Hi again :)

I know I posted already today, but I just felt like I had to say how infuriated I am with set changes. I changed my infusion set today, after the maximum three days, like every good diabetic does. But of course, there is no prize for being diabetic. Just because you change your site on time, doesn't mean it hurts less. Even when you try and do all the right things, your site still comes out kinked after three days. I know all the diabetics know how frustrating this is, and it happens EVERY time I try to change my site.

But the worst part is, everything all falls apart after the first 24 hours. Something falls out, gets kinked, or breaks in half. A couple weeks ago, I woke up smelling like insulin. And of course, when you wake up smelling like something other than sweat and sleep, you've got a problem. And of course, that problem is a blood sugar of 466 and some keytones.

So, insulin pump companies, can you please make things a little more reliable before you ship them out? Because, you know, we rely on this stuff to KEEP US ALIVE and all. That's a little important, don't you think?

Any thoughts Hannah?


Re: Welcome to Our Lives

Divabetic numero dos here(:

I I agree with everything love! Being diabetic is hard stuff, but when you have a wonderful best friend who is going through the same situation, it makes everything seem okay.

Thats one of the greatest things about Children with Diabetes, you can build relationships with people who know what it's like and who have walked in your shoes.


Welcome to Our Lives

Hello people of the blogosphere!

This is hello from one half of the Divabetic Squad :) This blog is super special! Myself (Alexa) and my very best friend Hannah are diabetic. We also live 2,788 miles away from each other and see each other about five days out of the year, at the Children with Diabetes conference in Orlando, Florida. We started this blog to inform you all about how it all goes down :) I've been diabetic since September 1997, and Hannah since February 1999.

We really are divabetics :) I know I try very hard to live my life as normal as possible, and we're here to tell you how we live life to the fullest and how we stay best friends through everything and anything :)

Any thoughts Hannah?