Dealing with, and possible future fears of being a diabetic (in this case type 1), self portrait. I fear of losing limbs even though my A1Cs are fine, I feel like a robot half of the time, something to be maintained and regulated constantly or i don’t function properly, yet still human and easily capable of bruises and scars of the injections and the pain or numbing sensation I may or may not feel. I constantly keep supplies on me in case of emergency. I check my eyes as often as possible to make sure nothing starts to occur there. I am not a robot, but i don’t feel naturally human. I don’t take oil, i take insulin.
with type 1 diabetes you start to become a good actor, pretending that you are fine with high or low sugar levels… start talking with confidence in business meetings with 25mmol sugar readings, or continue pretending that you are fine with just 2mmol sugar levels until the break .. hardly anyone notices what you go through or know or care that much… diabetes is a truly invisible disease or people are truly blind to it!
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Insulin injection for one year, twice a day. And people complain about vaccines…
Who wants to play a game called Spot the Asshole?
I’d reblog this on my other blog but people need to learn about this if they work in fast food and I have a lot of followers on my main blog.
DON’T FUCKING DO THIS, YOU CAN KILL SOMEONE WITH THIS.
seriously though, i’ve heard stories of people giving “skinny” people regular soda instead of diet… newsflash: high blood sugars make you lose weight. a skinny persom that asks for diet soda could very well be diabetic… and then if you give them regular soda, you could cause some serious damage, even comas or death. i don’t care how you feel towards a customer, GIVE THEM THE DRINK THEY ASKED FOR.
There is a coffee place near my home and they happens to serve sugar-free hot chocolate being a type one diabetic this is great because it has about half the amount of carbs. This one time I ordered it the employee rolled his eyes at me. When I got my drink I thought it tasted differently but I was with friends and wasn’t paying a ton of attention. Later my blood sugar was in the high 400s and we had no idea why, everything was in order. I had to stay up all night to get my blood sugars under control. I thought of the employee might have something to do with it. The next day I went back and the same guy was working, my mom confronted him and the manager and the guy admitted that he had given me a regular hot coco and had even put extra sugar in it. He tried to justify his actions because ” how was he supposed to know I was diabetic” and ”I thought just thought she was some chick trying to lose weight that she didn’t need to lose” He lost his job and I never went back there. But it put be in danger and if I hadn’t caught the high when I did I could of ended up in the hospital.
Something like that hot cocoa thing is ridiculously dangerous. With soda the taste is such a drastic difference that while it is still dangerous you have a much better chance of immediately realizing something is wrong.
Multiple times I’ve gone to restaurants and had been served regular soda instead of the diet I’ve ordered. Multiple times I’ve had to stay up all fucking night just to get my blood sugars out of the 400s back to the 100s, or hell, even the 200s. Do. Not. Give people regular soda when they ordered diet. IF they ordered diet, you can fucking kill them by giving them regular, especially if they’re newly diagnosed.
For those who have heard this a million times…
The kind of diabetes you’re stuck with for life and get out of sheer bad luck. Since only 10% of diabetics fall into this category, it is also known as the type of diabetes nobody knows or gives a shit about.
It’s going down, I’m yelling timber, you better move, no seriously please move I’m talking about my blood sugar and I need to get a juice box like right now thanks
I finally have a week off from uni (yaayyy) and some free time, and I’m going to set up the Type 1 Diabetic Tumblr List to attach to my blog, because having other dia-badasses to talk and connect with can make life with type 1 that little bit easier
So, if all the Type 1 Diabetics of Tumblr could reblog this and spread the word, I’ll set it up this week.