Thursday, 16 September 2010

30 things you may not know...

So it's nearly the end of Invisible Illness week, I've seen a few of the 30 things meme blogs and am jumping on the bandwagon as it's my first one as a diabetic....

1. The illness I live with is: Type 1 diabetes

2. I was diagnosed with it in the year: 25th August 09

3. But I had symptoms since: I dread to think! Maybe a year or so on and off?

4. The biggest adjustment I’ve had to make is: injecting myself 4 or more times a day, what I'm eating is kinda ongoing :P

5. Most people assume: I can't eat any sugar or drink alcohol

6. The hardest part about mornings are: waking up with high blood sugar most mornings..

7. My favorite medical TV show is: holby city

8. A gadget I couldn’t live without is: my freelite meter

9. The hardest part about nights are: not snacking before bed, if I have high BG readings

10. Each day I take __ pills & vitamins. (No comments, please) None

11. Regarding alternative treatments I: I don't agree with them but it's up to the individual

12. If I had to choose between an invisible illness or visible I would choose: invisible but i'd rather choose neither!

13. Regarding working and career: only really affects my work if i'm doing a lot of lifting and running about

14. People would be surprised to know: I hate my diabetes, sure I'll manage it and look after myself but I'll always despise it for changing everything

15. The hardest thing to accept about my new reality has been: It's 24/7 for the rest of my life, I'm never to to get a break from it and I doubt they'll find a cure in my lifetime =/

16. Something I never thought I could do with my illness that I did was: injecting myself

17. The commercials about my illness: I've never actually seen any!

18. Something I really miss doing since I was diagnosed is: lie-ins, eating what I liked, coming & going as a pleased without constantly worrying

19. It was really hard to have to give up: galaxy chocolate =/

20. A new hobby I have taken up since my diagnosis is: blogging and being a forum member :D

21. If I could have one day of feeling normal again I would: sleep in, eat rubbish and have a few drinks!

22. My illness has taught me: to appreciate what you have because not eveyone's as lucky

23. Want to know a secret? One thing people say that gets under my skin is: "are you allowed to eat that?" Yes I can adjust my insulin!! or "oo I don't think I could inject myself like that" Well you'd have to or you'd end up in hospital

24. But I love it when people: take a genuine interest and don't completely ignore it

25. My favorite motto, scripture, quote that gets me through tough times is: "and breathe" XP

26. When someone is diagnosed I’d like to tell them: it'll be hard but you're not on your own, make sure you have family & friends around you for support

27. Something that has surprised me about living with an illness is: I'm stronger than I thought I was

28. The nicest thing someone did for me when I wasn’t feeling well was: came to see me everyday to make sure I was okay, gave me lots of hugs and watched dvds :)

29. I’m involved with Invisible Illness Week because: its my first one as a diabetic and I'd like to raise awareness :D

30. The fact that you read this list makes me feel: good :) i might have raised a bit more awareness


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