Today is World Diabetes Day! Also known as Frederick Banting’s birthday (born in 1891). Banting is the one that discovered insulin so he is the reason that I am alive (besides my mom and dad’s contributions).
About a month ago, I started having some pain on my right foot. Every now and then I do tend to have issues with my feet (thanks diabetes) but I find if I wear good shoes for a while, it tends to get better. So I started wearing my slippers around the house non-stop and I wore my tennis shoes out whenever I left the house. I wasn’t seeing any improvement and in fact a couple of weeks later, it got so bad that I couldn’t even walk on my right foot. I was in intense pain so I decided to call the podiatrist.
As I get older, I’m beginning to wonder if I have too high expectations for doctors. Almost to the point where I am really frustrated with doctors in general.
I went 21 years “complication-free” from diabetes. Sure, I had a few issues pop up from time to time, but never any of the hot buzz words that go along with diabetes like diabetic neuropathy, diabetic nephropathy or diabetic retinopathy. However two months ago, I found out I could no longer say I was complication-free. […]
Frustrating weeks happen. Warning-this post is mainly me venting. It also ended up being a lot longer than I was anticipating, it was just one of those weeks. :-/ I had a bad week with my blood sugars when I was at the beach in May, but after that I recommitted to getting good blood […]
I was diagnosed with T1D when I was 9. I had the best juvenile endocrinologist and nurse practitioner. Granted, I don’t really recall any advice they gave me or my parents but I remember getting warm fuzzies from them. When I went to diabetic camp, I remember seeing my nurse practitioner there and she helped […]