Saturday, November 13, 2010

Old School Flashback.

Recently, I came across something I thought you guys might get a kick out of seeing.  A piece of the past, so to speak.

It's a posterboard I made back in grade school, shortly after I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.  We had a science fair at school, and since my newly-found disease was new to most everyone in my class, I decided to teach them a bit about what diabetes was, and what having it meant for me. 

Ah, how things have changed since the late 80's!

So I was correcting above 110 even
back then?  Huh.  Also, please notice my
shout-out to the Babysitters Club book
series at the bottom.  Stacey 4 life!

Soooo glad we do carb counting now. 
It's a lot easier than that ADA
exchange diet stuff.

Wasn't I a wee bit young to be doing shots? 
....Oh, wait, of insulin.  That makes more sense.


  1. I totally remember Stacy! I loved The Babysitters' Club.

    It's so interesting to read about what people did for diabetes before pumps or long-acting + rapid acting insulin became the norm. An IRL friend of mine who's been diabetic since she was 7 said it was like her "life changed" when she was introduced to the concept of taking insulin for what you eat, instead of eating for your insulin. Did you feel that way, too?

  2. Hi Elizabeth!

    The switch to an insulin pump did mean some very positive changes to my routine, yes. "Eating for your insulin" is a very accurate description of my life up until early adulthood. :)

  3. Holy cow, it seems like it was so complicated back then! I thought it was confusing now! Thanks for the flashback!

  4. Dude, seriously - my grandmother found and sent me that book just a year ago. It was a little painful to read now, but back then I would have ranked it Best. Book. Ever. Great post!

  5. The poster is awesome! (So well written too...I probably couldn't explain d as well now, and I'm a writer!) I completely remember the days of exchanges, and needing to eat 3 snacks a day. I was diagnosed in the OLDEN olden days, though, before we even had blood testing (and if I'm remembering right, I think I only took one or two shots a day.) I don't think I could've even imagined these CGMS/Pump days...Which makes me really look forward to the future. Who knows what we'll have in another decade?


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