Thursday, May 14, 2015

D Blog Week 2015 Day4

Today let's talk about changes, in one of two ways.  Either tell us what you'd most like to see change about diabetes, in any way.  This can be management tools, devices, medications, people's perceptions, your own feelings – anything at all that you feel could use changing.  OR reflect back on some changes you or your loved one has seen or been through since being diagnosed with diabetes.  Were they expected or did they surprise you?

I would love the biggest ever change to happen..   a cure..  but.. well we all know that isn’t happening anytime soon sooo…

The next best thing is for the insurance companies, endo’s, supply companies, and pharmacists to work together and not make us constantly battle to get things covered. 


If we could get the world to understand how serious d is it.. Holy guacamole that is asking a lot. I know in all reality that will never happen. I know before d in our life I had no clue. So I don’t even know why I would want this to happen . I just wish people would get it.. insurance companies, endo's, supply companies and pharmacists.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Dblog Week 2015 Day3

Yesterday we kept stuff in, so today let's clear stuff out. What is in your diabetic closet that needs to be cleaned out? This can be an actual physical belonging, or it can be something you're mentally or emotionally hanging on to. Why are you keeping it and why do you need to get rid of it?

Is this the post that helps me let go of being scammed? 

Nah never will I get over being taken advantage of like that.  

But.. I have had to let it go..  I have distanced myself from all things related to diabetic alert dogs.  If I dont.. I feel enraged all over again. 

I used to try and comment on every post I came across to share my story. To help others from the same nightmare my family has been through. Now I don’t. But also its different now..  A simple google search of diabetic alert dog scams and you will read a plethora of information on this org and how many, many, families like mine have been taken advantage of.  When we went through the d.a.d process there was no bad information on google.  That was a few years ago and I am grateful that our stories have been shared so families will come across them and steer clear.

There is still many families getting scammed by this jerk and almost every day a new family is reaching out to someone that has been scammed asking for help.

Currently 32 complaints filed with the Virginia Attorney General and that’s just including families that have reported their complaints.


I can also clean out d supplies I am a bit of a supply hoarder J

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Dblog Week 2015 Day2

Tuesday - Keep it to Yourself

Many of us share lots of aspects of our diabetes lives online for the world to see. What are some of the aspects of diabetes that you choose to keep private from the Internet? Or from your family and friends? Why is it important to keep it to yourself?

Keep it to yourself… 

A1C’s! This is something we keep to ourselves. Not because I don’t want to share the good ones. But…  If you share the good ones you have to share the not so good ones and yes we have had our share of those.  I would love for other d peeps to not stress so much over it and not think of it as a report card.. The less emphasis we make on it the better chance we have on working on the next one and trying to improve or maintain.
I don’t want Joey to constantly worry about that number. What is? What will it be? How can I make it better?  I want him to not think of it like I do until he has to...  (Make sense?) 
I had to change the way I think and realize its not always going to be a win. We have our good days and our bad ones and usually the curse of the endo bites us right before we have our appt anyway lol.  Oh come on I know you have gotten bitten by it once or twice right?    

Monday, May 11, 2015

Dblog Week 2015 Day1

I can!

I have a perfect example of an.. I can’t turned into an.. I can!

Yesterday for Mother’s Day we went hiking. The whole hike is 5 miles up hills, down them through thick forest by beautiful waterfalls.  Joey was very unsure if he would be able to make it. He kept making sure I had packed his meter and enough low snacks in case we got stuck for a year or so that’s what he had made sure I packed lol...


He made it. We made it and in the end he said.

I will never give up, I can do anything! This was Awesome