Me..Me...Me.., it's my turn thanks to Misty at Life is Like a Box of Chocolates! for tagging me!
This meme has been around the block and it is getting quiet confusing, so if I get it wrong...SORRY (It's Canadian for I did not mean it) Misty at Life is Like a Box of Chocolates ... who tagged me was tagged by Hallie at The Princess and the Pump... who was tagged by Sugar Momma at The Sugar Kids ...who was tagged by Heidi at D- Tales... who was tagged by Tracy at The Super Hero & The Princess...who was tagged by Wendy at Candy Hearts...who was tagged by Meri at Our Diabetic Life...who was tagged by Laura at Houston, We Have a Problem…who was tagged by My Diabetic Child…who was tagged by Jen at I am Your Pancreas…who was tagged by Reyna at Beta Buddies…who was tagged by Penny at A Sweet Grace...who accepted the meme challenge from Six Until Me. Thanks Misty for working it all out I copied and pasted it and added a few new entries :))
What Type of Diabetes Do You Have?
My daughter Cara has Type 1 Diabetes although many time I speak as "WE" when talking about her diagnoses and this disease.
When Were You Diagnosed?
"We" were diagnosed...hahaha see I told ya, it's just the way it is.
Cara was diagnosed on Feb 13th 2009 at the age of 3. Only a few day after Ally (Misty's daughter) from Life is Like a Box of Chocolates! was diagnosed. I forgot we shared this!!
What's Your Current Blood Sugar?
I really just have to share this right now I have copied and pasted the questions therefore I still have Misty's answers and so far almost every answer is the same...I'm a little freaked out right now Misty, I'll show you what I'm talking about..
My answer to this question: Cara is at school right now, so I have NO idea what her blood sugar is. Believe me I wish that I knew!! Her morning BG was 15mmols (270) quiet high because of medicine I gave her in the middle of the night for a stuffy nose and a cough.
Misty's answer to this question: She's at school now, so I am wondering the same thing! Her BG this morning was 153. Little higher than I'd like...may need to adjust some basals.
What Kind of Meter Do You Use?
One Touch Ultra...this answer was kinda the same :) they use the One Touch Ultra Link. I don't even know what that is?? Should I??
How many times per day do you check your blood sugar?
Never less than 8 times a day (24hours)
What is a "HIGH" number for you?
Our correction scale starts at 13mmols (234). So I guess anything above 12mmols
What do you consider "LOW"?
Anything under 5mmols (90) is treated as a low but at midnight if Cara is under 13mmols (234) we will give her some carbs to get her through the night and she usally will wake up with a nice 5mmols or 6mmols.
What is your favorite low blood sugar reaction treater?
She LOVES anything sugary and sweet...which works out perfectly!
But a night time low is a different story. She just does not want anything at night so we stick with a juice and a straw for night time lows anything else is impossible to get her to ingest.
Describe your dream endo:
My dream endo is someone that KNOWS what he/she is talking about,
someone that does not rely on the nurses to tell him/her what should be done and how to do it.
Someone that has my daughters health and safety as number 1.
Someone who has an open mind and lets us know all the options and allows us to choice what route we will take along this journey.
Someone who will not make me fill like I'm failing or doing harm to my daughter but makes me feel like a success.
Who's on your support team?
My support team is made up of family, some friends but most of all the DOC.
The diabetic online community has helped me find my way so many times. When I'm down they are there to lift me right back up and with all the right words to say...because they know it! When I'm happy they are rejoicing with me (us) and celebrating our triumphs...because they know it!
My friends, a few of my friends are a wonderful support. Even tough they have NO idea what I'm usually talking about they try and they read and they listen and they support and that is all I can ask from them.
My family of course has always been a wonderful support in my life no matter what obstetrical I was overcoming or what heights I was celebrating they are there every step of the way with me and Cara of course :)
Do you think there will be a cure in your lifetime?
I SO HOPE SO!! I pray it, I wish it, I fundraise for it, I visualize it, I want it...I HOPE a cure will be in my life time and if not mine Cara's lifetime. I just want her to be able to remember and feel what life was like without type1...so free and spontaneous!! That is my wish for her...
What is a 'CURE' to you?
For me a cure is a fully working, healthy pancreas like the one she use to have before type 1 diabetes. A cure is a new life, a new way of living with opened doors without any complications. A cure is freedom from worrying and planning and checking and pokes and needles and scales and injected insulin and numbers and counting and lows and highs. It would be freedom from everything negative that type 1 has brought into our lives.
The most annoying thing people say to you about your diabetes:
This might sound really wrong but when people say Cara has diabetes and do not us the term type 1 diabetes. I don't know that drives me nuts!!
"Do you have Cara's diabetes under control??"
"It's all about healthy eating and exercise and she will be fine!'
"It's only diabetes"
We own a candy store so we will get a lot of comments like "ah how's your businesses going has it increased the rate of diabetes in the community" or "all the kids are going to be diabetic that come to your store" or once they find out that I have a type 1 and own a candy store "wow that's kinda funny" REALLY YOU THINK IT'S FUNNY or "that's kinda ironic" but as we all know sugar and type 1 have noting to do with eachother.
It all just really pisses me off because it all boils down to the lack of education!
The most common misconception about your diabetes:
I think I may have covered some of them in my last answer but the most common misconception I think about type 1 diabetes is that all diseases with the word diabetes in it is the same. The same cause the same treatments, I just want to ring the neck of the jack ass who was not clever enough to give type 1 and type 2, two completely different names!
If you could say one thing to your pancreas what would it be?
WHY ?? and HOW CAN I FIX YOU??
or on a funnier note
hahaha... ya you got us... good one pancreas... we were PUNK, NOW GET BACK TO WORK!!
And now, the MeMe goes to... Kris, over @ My Sugar Bugs