The DL
(In no particular order)

1. When you have one minor issue like a splinter, you think, "AM I GOING TO LOSE MY FINGER?"
2. Having to think about every carb in everything ever
3. CVS
4. Too many doctors
5. Recovering from a high or low
6. Going high or low
7. That feeling when you are low of, "I NEED EVER FOOD EVERY NOW!!!" (then being 400)
8. The look people give you when you tell them you have diabetes
9. When people ask stupid questions, i.e. "Oh is that the worse one?"
10. Insurance companies
11. Having to get blood drawn ALL the time
12. Being different
13. The emotional rollercoaster
14. Being forced to think about the future
15. Wondering if I am going to give my children (if I have children) diabetes
16. Wondering if I get in a car crash will they see my medic alert bracelet.
17. Having to wear a medic alert bracelet.
18. The first and last night I have to do before bed is test
19. 3am checks
20. Needles
21. Disposing of needles
22. Did I mention diabetes sucks?

What other ones you think of? I don't know if I could seriously make a long enough list. It just sucks. Some days are harder than others, but overall it sucks.

Last post I told you all how I read all the time, well I wanted to share a picture to tell you how I wasn't kidding. I usually read a couple of books at a time, mostly diabetes literature, but I usually try to read at least ONE "fun" book.

My latest leisurely reading book was, "Not Me" Which was SUCH a great story!

"When Heshel Rosenheim, apparently suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, hands his son, Michael, a box of moldy old journals, an amazing adventure begins–one that takes the reader from the concentration camps of Poland to an improbable love story during the battle for Palestine, from a cancer ward in New Jersey to a hopeless marriage in San Francisco. The journals, which seem to tell the story of Heshel’s life, are so harrowing, so riveting, so passionate, and so perplexing that Michael becomes obsessed with discovering the truth about his father."

Another great book for any animal lover is, "The Art of Racing in the Rain" "Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between daughter Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver."

Do you have any novels that you can recommend to me? Diabetic or non! My desk at work is looking more beautiful these days, one of my 4 year old client gave me these beautiful Tulips! Just to thank me for all my work :) so sweet! It has been absolutely gorgeous here in LA. This weekend it's going to be 80!!! I can't wait!!

Did anybody else freak out during, "Glee" this week? LOVE LOVE LOVE.
2 Responses
  1. April Says:

    Love your list - or should I just say agree - since we do not love diabetes!!!!

    I'm so bad - I will start a book, then another one, and so on and never finish! I hate that! I did finish one that was so good (can't remember the name of it) but it was about a little boy who went to heaven and came back, if you are interested in reading it I can mail it to you - it's one of those books that you like to just give people and keep it passing. Let me know - be glad to send it!.

    That Symlin not to bad - he started me on 15 for a week. Do have to say not hungry and not wanting to snack! Fingers crossed. The only bad thing is not suppose to do my pump until after I eat and that just feels so weird!

    Sorry so long!!

  2. The DL Says:

    Thanks so much! I always love new books! I will send you one I like in return if you'd like as well! I was taking 60, and that's when I started feeling way too sick. So happy to hear that it's working for you!!!

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