Diabetes 365 Day 8

Last night my sister-in-law's husband asked me, "Why do you test so much?" I explained to him that since I inject insulin ( and I explained about the importance of insulin ) before each meal in between meals and even before meals I have no way of knowing if my blood glucose level is going up, going down, or just hanging around. He still had a blank look, so I explained some more."You have a healthy endocrine system that does what it is supposed to do. Mine. She broke. This finger prick, this test strip and meter, this shot of insulin - and my brain - they are my endocrine system."Sigh! I know he still didn't get it.

Author: Khürt Williams

Hello, I'm Khürt, a Gen X-er residing near Princeton University in Montgomery Township, New Jersey, with a passion for aquariums, terrariums, and photography, capturing moments with digital and 35mm film cameras. I find solace in the woods through hiking, and my eclectic musical tastes span soca, Afrobeat, calypso, 1990s rap, grunge rock, and alternative genres. My tech interests are towards open-source software, Linux, UNIX, and Apple products, particularly macOS.

2 thoughts on “Diabetes 365 Day 8”

  1. Albert says:

    I wonder if there's a metaphorical way of explaining it. This is now my new goal.

  2. It is so hard to explain isn't it! And people really don't appreciate the complexity of each and every minute we deal with.

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