Tomorrow marks 3 years of me having type one diabetes. What a long 3 years it has been. It's weird to think that I forget what it's like not to be a diabetic, that was 18 years of my life so you would think that I would remember. When diabetes took over my life I didn't think I was able to do everything that I wanted, but that's not true. I can eat anything I want, I can do whatever I want, and I can be like everyone else. With this disease I have become a stronger and braver person. I've lost and gain friends from this. People have said that it's something that I want to brag about or even use for attention. Shame on them for thinking that. This is something that I have to deal with. Something I can't get rid of. Something that I wish I didn't have to take care of. I can't help to prick my finger or change my sites. I have to deal with this, but like I said it has made me a stronger person. I'm so thankful to have amazing people in my life who takes care of me and who is there for me. Even though I have this terrible disease, I love my life. My life is amazing. Here's to many more wonderful diabetic years!
Saturday, May 23, 2015
So it’s been a little over a week with my new dexcom!! I absolutely LOVE it! Sometimes the readings are a little off from my blood sugar but it’s still getting used to what my blood sugars are. So I have to have my mom put the dexcom in me because the device is somewhat big so I had her do it. The first time and my second time of putting it in, I have put it in my arm both those times. I’ve heard mixed feels of people putting it in their arm, but I personally like it! It sometimes gets in the way but I feel like no matter where I put it, it will be in the way haha. So I’m really loving it in my arm right now! In the beginning I wasn’t sure if it would hurt and I was asking around to everyone if they used numbing cream. Some people said to use the cream and then some people said that I wouldn’t need the cream. Well I didn’t use the cream and it doesn’t hurt that bad! I was really surprised! I had my mom pinch my skin up so there was fat on my arm of where she put the device and with her pinching my skin it didn’t hurt that bad! I’m in love this and I really recommend it to everyone! If you have any questions about the dexcom or any other questions just message me on facebook! I’d love to answer them!
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Yesterday was the day!! The day that I received my dexcom! I am so excited, happy, nervous, and impatient about starting it! So many emotions all at once! I feel like the dexcom is going to change my life. Even though I have only been a type one diabetic for almost 3 years now and my blood sugars aren't too crazy yet I still feel like I need the dexcom. The dexcom is used to monitor your blood sugars. It's a little device that can track all my blood sugars every minute of the day. With this, I will be able to see what where my blood sugars are going at all times. I'm turning 21 years old in less than a month and as some of you may know that alcohol can really mess up your blood sugars. So when I have a couple of drinks (which won't be a lot, I'm not going to get crazy with drinks lol) on my birthday I will be able to see my blood sugars and catch any lows that may be coming on or even highs. I feel so blessed to be able to have received this device. I will be able to feel more comfortable with my diabetes knowing that I have something that is keeping track of all my blood sugars. I'm so excited to start this new journey with my dexcom!