May 11, 2020
When you’re a diabetic, you always have to be on your toes. I work in a hospital, so I definitely have to be on alert at all times. There are days I have to put someone else’s life above mine, because when there’s an emergency I have to show up and give it my all even when my diabetes thinks otherwise. I try to stay prepared, but the thing about diabetes is that it doesn’t always make sense and when my blood glucose is low and there’s a patient who requires my attention I need to be able to pop something in my mouth fast and get to where I need to be.
My Health Details
Type of Diabetes:Type 1
Low blood sugar instances per week:1-3 Instances
Daily number of times checking blood sugar:4-6 times/day
Managing Diabetes with:Insulin Shots
What age were you diagnosed with diabetes?6-10
How long does it typically take you to come up when you are low?Under 1 hour
What is your biggest challenge with diabetes?
Definitely would be management.
What have you learned from your experiences with diabetes?
Sometimes things are out of your control, but it’s how you react to them that defines you.