Let's put this in perspective.....

luked
By luked Latest Reply 2013-02-28 11:23:54 -0600
Started 2013-02-27 15:18:51 -0600

There are "types" of Diabetes Mellitus that we all know of, but really, being on this forum for the last 8 months I've seen that "type" really doesn't "dial in" how much this disease affects us on a daily, monthly, yearly basis. Our realities are based on a complex time-continuum. There's really no past nor future in time/reality, in my opinion. There is just the ever present. Let me be a little less vague…

In my opinion, your particular "type/scale" of diabetes has all to do with how much time you spend being diabetic. There are those that are pre-diabetic that just have to keep an eye on things. Then there are those that spend almost the whole day with their heads wrapped around foods, testing, basal shots, fast-acting insulin, lows, highs, corrections, they're slaves to the process of just staying healthy. And then there are the most of us…in between.

As I've mentioned before…I consider myself 'diabetic light'. I test once in the morning to keep a pulse on any (drastic) changes…and I test once at night. Other than keeping off sugars and not treating myself to too many carbohydrates at one time…diabetes isn't really a factor in my life. I've adapted. For those who's lives revolve around their diabetes all day…my heart goes out to you. Your "type" is immeasurable..

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Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-02-28 11:23:54 -0600 Report

Luked I am diabetic light also. Diabetes is not my main focus in my life. I don't have time to spend on thinking about or learning about being diabetic every waking hour. I test once a day or twice if I feel the need to do so. The only thing I am really consistent with is taking my meds and watching what I eat. I have a life to live and I plan to do that.

draco59
draco59 2013-02-27 18:42:20 -0600 Report

Hi luked,
I think you hit the nail in the head. A very simple break down, I'm in you type, I've had it for 6 or 7 years now. I test before Breakfeast and before dinner. keep an eye on what I eat, at anytime I can usually why I get a high reading.
Brian

manapua72
manapua72 2013-02-27 17:06:15 -0600 Report

Interesting … I am an insulin pump user … To properly use the pump one must check blood sugar prior to any meal , snacks too … So yeah I test test test …