It does a body good

Do you ever have those selfish days?  You know the ones  where you wish even for one day (or heck I’d even take a half of a day!) you could be “normal”?   And not have to account for every single thing you put into your mouth. Or factor in how much “exercise” you’re going to get – whether it’s walking through Target, or running around a track.

Things have been great in my life – lots going on.  But I’ve still had a few of those days lately.  I had a site change earlier in the week, and after only wearing it for about 2 1/2 days I had to pull it.  It was hurting so bad – my thigh sites tend to do that.. they have good absorbancy but man they just don’t last as long.  Then when I pull them out, it bleeds and I always have a sore knot for several days afterwards.

So I took that site out and put it in my hip.  This was my site of choice for the first 3 or 4 years I was back on the pump (went back on it in ’07 when I got pregnant with my son).  But now I have so much scar tissue built up there that it doesn’t always work so well.   I still have it in that site but my boluses are starting to burn so I know it’s coming out tonight more than likely.

But the biggest thing lately for me, even outside of the site issues … is sometimes I just want to drink a big ol’ glass of milk and not have to “worry” about it.  When I was a kid, I always drank a glass of milk with dinner.  I LOVE milk.   But after getting my dx in ’92 .. I stopped drinking it.  Not because I can’t drink it .. but because it’s carbs that need to be counted and I don’t typically like to “waste” carbs on liquids :/

The older I get (I’m only 37 .. .so I know I’m not ancient, but I’m definitely not the young whipper snapper I was at age 17 when I was dx’d) I realize that I need more calcium.  Yes, I could take vitamin supplements.. but lately I’ve decided what the heck and I’m going to start drinking milk more often.

I just hate having to measure/bolus for it.   I’ll step off of my selfish soapbox.  🙂

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About Shannon

I am a wife, a mommy, and a Type 1 diabetic (since '92.) I have had two successful pregnancies - one of which was with twins. I wear an insulin pump- - off and on for 17 years; currently on the Medtronic pump and CGM. I am not a medical professional, nor am I giving medical advice. I am just sharing my day to day stories of someone who lives with this disease every day. My ultimate goal is to raise awareness.
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4 Responses to It does a body good

  1. Scott E says:

    If you think your soapbox is selfish, you’re mistaken. I’m sure there are lots of people on that same box sharing the same sentiments.

    On the infusion-set thing, I can’t say enough how much I like the Sure-T. I used to think it was the “set of last resort” for people with real challenges (kind of like I feel about lancer devices set all the way up to 10), but it’s not. Yesterday when I “suspected” a site issue, I pulled it out, and since the “cannula” is really just a tiny needle, I popped it back in somewhere else. A little supplemental tape, but other than that it was super-easy. And since there’s no cannula-wrapped introducer needle, it goes in much smoother, hence less scar tissue. I highly recommend trying it.

  2. I’ll jump on that box of soap with ya! Totally relate to just about everything you’ve said here!

    I’m 37 too. Shhh! 🙂

  3. lovehatediabetes says:

    I never drink milk for that reason also! I started drinking Breakfast Essentials. You add them to milk (adds carbs). I think this makes milk much more enjoyable!

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