Past Year's Stats
(my batting average)
Number of times I've been admitted(to the hospital) during the past year:
2. ( DKA, August 2005. AVM, Feb.2006)
Number of times I've dropped my pump in the toilet:
Once. (at 3 AM one morning)
Number of times I've wished I could switch diseases:
365- one for every day of this past year
Number of dates I've had with paramedics:
Number of times my coworkers have freaked out completely...
Number of times my meter has gotten friendly with me + said "HIGH" (thats over 600):
About 10. (4 of them in the past month)
Number of times my meter has read LO (under 10):
None this year, thank goodness.
Number of times I've lain awake at night, afraid to go to sleep lest I die of hypoglycemia:
On the average of once every 10 days.
Number of medical students I've seen this year:
Number of those medical students who were actually worth looking at:
Number of times I've been reminded that I've only got a few more years left on this earth so
I'd better stop being such a terrible diabetic (aka "killing yourself") by nurses/primary docs..:
Fifteen. AT LEAST. Blasted BC/BS health line needs to quit calling me + I need a new pcp.
Number of times I've been told "you shouldn't eat that, you're diabetic" by my type 2
Every week. Drives me up the wall. (I can eat anything I want lady, I pump, you take pills)
Number of cavities I've acquired in the past year from irregular eating habits:
2(as of last January)
Number of times I've fantasied about waking up cured:
3. (Every time I get a run of lows)
Number of test strips I've gone through this year:
2,600. (rough estimate)
Longest amount of time I've left my infusion set in for:
2 weeks. (it still worked some- but I was nervous about leaving it in any longer then that, it looked kind of green)
Shortest amount of time I've left my infusion set in for:
1 day. (it sweated off)
Number of times my pumps ended up on the floor(next morning) +I'm somehow come
3 times. I don't know how it happens, I think I must have a disconnecting-in-my-sleep- problem...
Number of times I've thrown a meter at the wall:
Once. And it was an old meter- so it really didn't matter what happened to it.
Number of spare vials of Novolog sitting in my fridge right now:
Number of my test strips currently littering the floor at work:
3. (that I know of-please don't tell my supivisor!)
Current number of types of meters:
Seven. (2)Accucheck, One Touch Fasttake, Flash, Ultra, Ultrasmart, and something else.
Number of times I’ve punched my brother for annoying me(and blamed it on hypoglycemia):
4. (Its ok, its now history-we’re both grown up + don’t do stuff like that anymore)
Number of times I have wished for my own private endo:( I had this once,(research study- 8 hr streches) in a weird kind of way, it was nice to let someone else worry about all of that for a change)
Once a month(every full moon).
Number of hypoglycemia induced motor vehicles accidents I’ve been in:
Number of times (last Nov.) I repeated to said paramedics that said blood sugar level was not freakin’ low..
Three.(they still didn’t believe me) ER doctor didn’t either, even after checking it multiple times(its always diabetes related, folks)
Number of new body piercings I’ve gotten:
Are we counting the injections that didn’t quite go as planned? If not-just one..
Number of times I’ve been asked “what is that blue box clipped to your side?”
Zero. COME ON PEOPLE, I WANT TO BE ASKED!!!!
(My theory is, you have to look like a model before your diabetes paraphanalia gets noticed. Which is why I never get asked)
Number of people (now) bored to tears:
Four. Or more.
(It’s ok, I’m finished now).
And would someone please tell this jerk that crying when you get your first insulin pump is NOT funny or inappropriate!? Its an emotional, tender, unforgettable moment- when I got my first one- I was like the Energizer Bunny on steroids, but again, people are differant.. (he also needs to learn to read bios more carefully!) Its perfectly normal.