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My Biggest Supporter

The challenge:

Wednesday 5/12 – Your Biggest Supporter. Sure, our diabetes care is ultimately up to us and us alone. But it’s important to have someone around to encourage you, cheer you, and even help you when you need it. Today it’s time to gush and brag about your biggest supporter. Is it your spouse or significant other? Your best friend, sibling, parent or child? Maybe it’s your endo or a great CDE? Or perhaps it’s another member of the D-OC who is always there for you? Go ahead, tell them just how much they mean to you!

I've been reflecting upon this question for some time and have come to the realization that I don't have such a person in my life. While my spouse does her best to point out I need to keep better control of my blood sugar (usually when she finds mold growing in the toilet), she has her hands full enough with our three kids to be spending her time understanding and dealing with diabetic issues. I tried to show her how the infusions sets work and how to turn off my pump, but it didn't really take. As for math calculations when figuring out blood sugar and insulin issues, forget it.

I like my CDE since she is a type-1, much harder to bs your way through a meeting when the person you are talking with also has to stick her finger and wears a pump. She does her best but I'm probably not the easiest patient to deal with. Besides, I know what to do, I just have a problem with doing it.

I only know one person that wears a pump and he is more out-of-control than I, so not much of a good influence there.

So I'll plod on, figuring out things on my own and finding a helpful hint or two on the internet. Probably not the challenge response that you anticipated, eh?

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