I was just lying in bed listening to my stomach growl. Being hungry use to be so simple. I just ate whatever I wanted. I can say for most of my life that was true, until. Until a year and a half ago. Up until a year and half ago the worse thing that ever happened me was smashing a big toe and that just broke my bone and never stayed in a hospital.
Then after 52 years of normal(?) living, then boom. It's a short time back laying in a bed in ICU, tubes and wires hooked up to me. They told me I was a type 1 diabetic. I guess the 672 bs, DKA and a1c of 13.2 made it pretty clear. LOL Nice for my first time to stay overnight in a hospital.
Now I don't eat without major thought processes. What am I going to eat?? How many carbs.?? What's my bs?? Do I need to correct?? High, low?? And of course the really fun part. I get to use my body as a friggen dartboard after I figure out much insulin to give myself. Oh, and going low I mean I don't think I ever had so much fun.
Before being dx'ed I could count on fingers and toes the number of times I took aspirin. Now I got 2 kinds of insulin and all kinds of pills, mostly preventive but still pills. And equipment, I got a few blood glucose meters, blood pressure auto-thingy,a home health thing to send the VA my numbers(they call real quick if send in a low) LOL, needles and test strips too name a few. For myself I even got a tattoo, another thing for the rest of my life.
So, I was laying in bed listening to my stomach growl, thinking OMG I am a diabetic!!!!!
Thanks just needed to vent I guess.