Wednesday, March 31, 2010

iPump: 101

Once upon a time(at the beginning of fall semester '09), I informed the instructor of my insulin pump.I did this,so there would never be the slightest hint that I might be cheating(looking at it,during exams) . He took it in stride,saying that was ok.

Now,many moons later,we're nearing the end of the 2nd semester and the long-awaited endocrine system.(well,long awaited by me) I've wondered all semester if he'll get it right.And I've just ached for the moment where the roles are reversed and I'm not the dumbest student in the class.That moment is still weeks away...but today,I was asked if I'd like to do a short presentation on the pump & I said yes.PWD comes out of the closet(both scary & exilerating,I mean,I do not broadcast diabetes at all) It's a chance to educate my classmates about it.Diabetes hasn't come up in casual conversations with my classmates,ever, and no one notices that little green elecronic device clipped on my waistband,so I'm sure the shock factor will be a 10.0 on the Ricktor Scale. I wasn't really expecting he'd ask me to do this(I'm not exactly the A type student),but I sure am looking forward to doing it. It's a good feeling,when you can educate impressionable young minds prior to their getting bad info from somewhere else.

This week and next,it's off to California for Easter...and a mini-vac.The books come with me too,I have yet another exam 4 days after getting back,fortuantly it's on the digestive system & I know alot about that.Skipping 2 classes won't be the end of the world.I really hope to meet some more D-bloggers when I'm out there,but again,they may not want to meet me so I guess we'll just see. We plan to do some sightseeing while we're out there,its not just a quick visit family deal. Hopefully,it'll be warm enough to hit up the beach too.

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Carrie said...

Hi Heidi,
My name is Carrie. I am a RN in the process of obtaining my CDE. Your blog caught my interest for obvious reasons (nsg, diabetes). I read a couple of your posts and enjoy your thoughts about nursing school! Nursing is an awesome career. Feel free to check out my blog (newbie blogger on the block)!

Scott K. Johnson said...

I think you'll do GREAT! I hope you'll maybe do a post about it?