Thursday, November 7, 2013

Lets Lose the Lancets

(The picture above depicts the general idea of calloused fingertips that each Type One carries.)

On the first day of National Diabetes Month, Sean Busby- professional snowboarding champion, lived out the routines of Type One Diabetes. Sean was "pumping" (saline solution) throughout the day, and created scenarios of different blood sugars.

It was encouraging to see a non-Type One go to such lengths to try and understand just how complicated Type One is!

In the final text that Sean sent during the night, he writes, "Woke up out of a deep sleep... Dreamt I went low. Quick check: 96. I'm good- 

My fingers never get a rest from my lancet device.

For some reason, this final text really summed up a category of Type One that some people overlook.

Each of the T1Trio members test at least five times a day, on average, it ranges from 8-10 times.

When you feel high - you test

When you feel low - you test

When you feel sick - you test

When you feel tired - you test

When you are hungry - you test

When you are thirsty - you test

When you are sad - you test

When you are happy - you test

You get the idea . . . any emotions or feeling a T1 encounters usually calls for a blood test.

I'm not complaining . . . blood tests are an incredible alternative to processes used before testers came out!

But seriously . . . with modern technology at our fingertips, bloodless testing could just be a reality. A great example of this is shown below, the Grove Bloodless Glucometer.

Hey World! options are out there . . . hopefully, it's only a matter of time! :)

Happy Diabetes Awareness Month and don't forget . . .   

World Diabetes Day is November 14, 2013!

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