Saturday, November 11, 2006

Photo Friday: D is for...

Diabetes Scars

Testing 1, 2

... Diabetes.


Blogger Shannon said...

I guess someone who deals with D can appreciate what a nice looking insertion that redness at all!

12:58 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Silhouettes still gross me out. Angled sets + me = problems.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Grrlscout said...

My brother has juvenile onset diabetes. (He's in his 40s now). It is so often neglected as it is an invisible condition to so many. Your essay is terribly moving, and I hope to have him read it someday.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Calliope said...

Is it wrong that seeing 'old smokey' was like meeting a celebrity?

8:44 PM  
Blogger Genie said...

I'm being wild and responding to this entry versus the one from Thursday. I remember getting those menus in the hospital with all the good stuff crossed out. So frustrating!

And wow, we're equipment twins! My Minimed is a "smokey" model and you've already seen my silhouettes. Thanks for posting your entry on Thursday and the pictures today. It's inspiring me to tell a story of my own about my diagnosis.

8:54 AM  
Blogger lagiulia said...

I had a pump that dosed me with terbutaline starting at week 28 of my pregnancy. I thought it was a pain at the time. Had to call in to a nurse's service to get permission to do extra boluses. I can't imagine having to continually have a pump into my leg. I was very clumsy with mine- was always getting it caught on stuff, ripping the tube halfway out of my leg, etc. Plus I was a total wimp about sticking myself. One day Bri was over, and I had to have her read the manual for me as I did it because I was too nervous to read the manual *and* do the procedure at the same time. And that was like 2 months into it.
I give you a lot of credit for handling having a pump, not temporarily but as a part of your ongoing life. You may not have a choice, but I'm still impressed with you for dealing with it, having a sense of humor about it, and being so "vocal" about it on your blog. I heart your blog. And I hear you're a pretty kick-ass lady IRL too.

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too am completely thrown by the whole right/left thing. It is such a strange thing not to be able to do. I have to consciencely think about which hand I write with and proceed accordingly, EVERYTIME. And on someone else I just guess, 50/50. I'm 44 I don't think I'm gonna get it............. AKM

3:55 PM  
Blogger Sandra Miller said...

These are perfect-- two of the very few tangible signs that one has this thing.

Beautiful photos, as always.

6:00 PM  

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