Monday, 13 May 2013

DBlogWeek Day 1 - Share and Share Alike

The prompt for Day One:
Often our health care team only sees us for about 15 minutes several times a year, and they might not have a sense of what our lives are really like. Today, let’s pretend our medical team is reading our blogs. What do you wish they could see about your and/or your loved one's daily life with diabetes? On the other hand, what do you hope they don't see? 

I count myself very lucky with the healthcare professionals I have looking after me throughout the year. The GP at my surgery is also a Type One, so he's always very encouraging even if my HbA1c isn't ideal at the moment. He starts off by asking about my BG results but always asks how I am and how I'm coping with D. He 'gets it' and its a lovely feeling when you can just share a look instead of trying to explain things.

Having a T1 GP has spoilt me a little when it comes to my hospital consultations. Don't get me wrong, my consultant is lovely and approachable, I'd just love him to know how much time D actually takes in a day. The constant not knowing if your meter is ACTUALLY accurate, how it feels waking up in the middle of the night with a shit scary low. How gutting it is when you do everything you're supposed to do but the BG result still comes out high or low and you've got a million reasons as to why it's happened.

The things I wouldn't want him to see would have to be how much times I swear and sling my meter on the floor if I'm frustrated with a result.. Or when I say sod it and scoff /drink something I shouldn't even though I know I'll pay for it later.

Actually I think I would like him to see all of that :) I'm only human. You've gotta vent and spoil yourself sometimes!

We could say Fuck Diabetes together =D


Vicki said...

Hi Emma!
It's so great to see you blogging again, especially what with it being D-Blog Week! Can't wait to read the rest of your posts this week! Hope you're okay!

Karen said...

"The constant not knowing if your meter is ACTUALLY accurate" - that's a great one that I bet they never ever consider.

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