Saturday, September 16, 2017

You know you have Type 1 when...

1. People can always find you.. because you leave a trail of test strips everywhere you go.  


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2. You hear the word basal, you definitely don't think of basil, the herb.



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3. You've been asked "Are you sure can eat that?"

   
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4. You hate math but have somehow been forced to try to be a mathematician. 


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5.  You get super excited when you see someone else with a CGM, pump, or meter in the wild. ONE OF MY PEOPLE!


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6. You understand the occasional struggle of trying to get blood out of your finger no matter how many times you prick yourself.


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7. You've heard someone say "You have Diabetes? But you're not fat."


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8. You've had the pain of pulling yourself out of a dead sleep to treat a low.


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9. A juice box has saved your life.

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10. Packing for a trip is doubly as hard because you can't forget any medications. Or back ups. Or more back ups. 




11. You've been given a regular drink instead of diet at a restaurant and suffered the consequences.



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12. You have dug through the trash trying to find the nutritional info on the package of something.



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13. You've forgotten whether or not you've given your insulin or not.


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14. Your lancet gets changed as frequently as a lunar eclipse.


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15. You've become a pro at giving injections in a moving vehicle.




16. You have had one test strip left and your meter shows an error.


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17. You've been told that you can cure your diabetes with kale or something along those lines.

 

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18. You get all pumped up when someone knows the difference between Type 1 and Type 2.

           

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19. You’ve given yourself insulin for something you didn’t t know the carbs of and magically end up with a perfect BG.

            

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20. You’ve given yourself insulin for something you don't know the carbs of and failed miserably.

           

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21. You know how tiring it is to live with a life with a disease that is like a full time job, but it’s made you stronger than you ever thought you could be. 

           
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