Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Endo visit already?

It seems like we just had a visit and here we are our 3 month visit again. Already!

From what I have read online through the DOC (diabetes online community) some most endo offices have an A1C checker in the office that only needs a finger prick. How I would love one of these amazing machines in our endo's office. we don't have the technology and they don't plan on getting it. I think I ask every time if they are even thinking about it because blood work SUCKS!

Blood Work nightmare.....

 We have to go for blood work every 3 months and this past time it was a nightmare.  The vampire
drawing the blood was moving the needle around in his arm I believe they call that fishing. He starts crying. kicking, screaming and yelling for me to make her stop. I didn't know if I should calm him down just to get it over with, or punch this nurse and tell her I wanted someone else to do it, and  if I went that road will he even let someone else finish? All these thoughts running through my mind while holding his legs from kicking and his other arm from punching her himself. I heard the praises when she finally got it. Needless to say we didn't walk out of there happy.  And that alone makes me angry because our last blood work he did so well no tears at all.   

so we go to our visit and we hear  "they didn't pull labs on his a1c your going to have to go back and get it done again" 

We are going to have it done but waiting a week or so, hopefully the nightmare of our last labs wont be so bad and we wont have another nightmare experience.

Honestly I kind of liked the appointment because neither of us knew that "grade" what was the number what could it be. We went over his pump upload did some adjustments and off we went.  No stress of the a1c at all.. Cant all appointments be like this? Ok maybe not all but 80% of them :)

Thursday, April 3, 2014


I recently posted in my diabetes online support group about an incident that happen to me at work, and wanted to share it here.  If people would only think before they speak. Regardless of your age. Age is a sad excuse for the elderly. Its not ok to spew crap because you think you have been through it all and know it all!

 Here it is-  I Just had my first ever I want to smack the heck out of you and I don't care if I am at work moment.

 client says- I am excited the VA approved me for more money and better benefits because I have ptsd
I in return say- well that's good but sorry for your added diagnosis
Client says- yea I will be the first person you ever hear say this. I want diabetes I would get more money and even better benefits.
I say- well Sir my son would be glad to give you his the needles the insulin the finger pokes the highs lows carb counting and everything else. You can have it.

He did apologize- but it wasn't a true apology he didn't care about my son or type 1 diabetes. He just wants better health care and more money.

After this I think I breathed fire and needed to just walk away from my desk for awhile and take deep breaths.

How dare someone wish this disease on themselves. I know the majority of all people are not educated enough on type 1 diabetes.  Is someone like this even willing to be educated? My thought is no, he was an arrogant ass who was old, loud, and knew it all.

In the end, I still wouldn't wish him to ever get diabetes, but I do hope that maybe next time he will think before he speaks about a disease he clearly knows little about.