Diabetically Yours, Valerie Anne.
There are days where I am extremely anxious about everything. And then, there are days where I am extremely anxious about everything and have high blood sugar because of it. So in turn I feel dizzy, I need to count how much insulin I should give myself to correct my blood glucose, I need to tend to my son because a one year old doesn’t care if you’re high (in blood sugar!) or not… Well… Welcome to a diabetic’s life!
I thought I’d create a blog about life as a diabetic to be able to share with everyone what it’s like to be diabetic, share with other diabetics and hopefully raise awareness. I’m a type 1 diabetic, there was nothing I could do to prevent that… But I know several people who are type 2 and you can prevent it, beat it, and live with it peacefully.
The point of this blog is to do this and much more! Share life events as a diabetic, meet others just like me, make you laugh and cry as well by sharing my experiences before and after diabetes.
So let’s get this started! Grab a coffee (No sugars, sucralose added!), sit back, read and relax… Ask questions, comment below, e-mail me, participate!
Well, to begin, my name is Valerie Anne, mother of a beautiful son who is a year old, Aaden, wife to a wonderful man, Aaron, and I just turned 30 recently. Yikes! No, I’m not old, I know. But some days I wake up and think “didn’t I JUST graduate from high school? How was that 13 years ago again?”. It’s just a number, I know, yet numbers are a part of my daily life.
My life turned upside down quite a few times in my life (I’ll explain that in other posts! From the death of my sister to taking care of my dying mother) but one turn of events would change my life forever as I knew it and would affect every single aspect of it.
On March 3rd 2006 (March 3rd is a sad date, you’ll read later) I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. This is when your pancreas does not produce insulin anymore because of x and y reasons. You have to manually inject insulin every time you eat and another shot of slow acting insulin to last throughout the day (Or, like me, have an insulin pump, small little thing that looks like a pager that gives you insulin every 3 minutes through an injection site.) And it just completely turned my life upside down.
I will be talking about my diagnosis day, and the signs that led me to the E.R.
But before I do, I’d love to hear about yours! Even though we all have the same disease, all of our diagnosis are different. Are you diabetic? Do you know someone who is? Let me know, share and ask questions!
Talk to you soon!