Thursday, June 2, 2011

This Is Why.

This is why I need you.
I can't do this alone -
at least, not well.
This is why people like me want that Artificial Pancreas so badly.
This is why one good number can't speak for the rest of them.

This is why I need this community.
This is why we need each other.
It's the reason we all need to hear "that happens to me, too."
It's why encouragment from those who "get it" means so much.
Because we can't do this alone.
At least, not always well.



21 comments:

  1. Whoa! That is one intense glucoaster! Hope you level out soon. =(

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  2. Wild ride there, woman! Take care of yourself! Some days I wish I had a CGM to see what my glucoaster ride is like. Yesterday would have been interesting from the finger pokes I did.

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  3. Hate, hate, hate days like that - you are definitely not alone!

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  4. :( "D" is so frustrating. We really do need each other. We are here for you!!!

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  5. That makes me so mad. J has had those days and I see the way it afffects his mind, body and spirit. Breaks my heart.

    To know there are others who go through it too....I hate it.

    But yes we are all here for you, for everyone in the doc! Hope today is much better, filled with great bgs and even cupcakes! Xoxo

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  6. Oof, hope you got a good night's sleep and things are a little more even today. I know it takes me at least a day to decompress my muscles after being run over by a steamroller of a day like that.

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  7. "that happens to me too" - and far too often! Hope today goes better.

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  8. I just started to cry. I know how you feel. I need you too. I have those days and it seems like nothing helps. You can do this and it happens to all of us.

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  9. I hate that I know how that graph feels. The aggressive correction of a wicked high, which tumbles into a low, which you panic-eat back up into the stratosphere ... and then the cycle continues.

    Many hugs to you today, Kim. You must be wiped out after that ride. :(

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  10. Right on, Kim!

    We all need to know that we are never alone in our respective D-Life Quests.

    Good thing imperfection is the rule rather than the exception (4 me @ least). Just imagine how boring life might be if each of our Diabetes critters behaved perfectly all the time. I figure it's the imperfections that make us better humans @ the end of the day... :)

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  11. Ohmygosh! That scares me-my daughter doesn't have a CGM, and we rely on blood checks-that's a rough day!! Sorry. : (

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  12. Sorry about the highs and lows. I know the feeling. Please know that I love your blog. You inspire me. You're funny and authentic. You have helped me through many days like this. Thank you.

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  13. My daughter is on the couch next to me on her laptop and I'm on mine. I was reading this post and she's like, "Hey mom, check this out" and she showed me her screen...featuring THIS POST. She was reading it independently of me, and wanted to share that image with me, as I was planning on sharing with her.

    Anyway, just wanted to share that. Hope tomorrow is less of a glucoaster for you!

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  14. Thank you for sharing this.

    I always feel so alone when we have a day like this....if I didn't have friends like you who are willing to share these types of graphs, I'd feel more alone than ever.

    I hope you're feeling better.

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  15. Thanks, you guys. Things are finally leveled out... for now. :)

    The DL - There's no crying in diabetes! (No, wait, that's baseball...)

    Shannon - that is adorable!

    Wendy - I have so, so many days like this. You are never alone, my friend.

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  16. LuAnn - you are very kind. :) Thanks for reading - you guys all make my day, over and over.

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  17. Oh boy, this was my day yesterday...you are 100% not alone in the glucoaster. Hopefully today is a better day!!

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  18. Thank you for posting. Sometimes I feel Joe's trend lines are so labile and I beat myself up over them. I know I am not alone. Thanks for that.

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  19. That is one bad day. I hope the next one is ___________. :) Or pretty close.

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  20. Oh geez... I hope youre feeling better! We see a graph that looks like that rather often. So it's nice, well..... You know what I mean... To see someone else's graph not be this perfect straight line. You're right. This is why we need one another! ((hugs))

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  21. Has any one seen any information following up on this study on fthe insulin called degludec that lasts longer and requires less frequent injections?
    http://www.dailyrx.com/news-article/longer-lasting-insulin-12258.html

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