Posts in category: Diabetes Educator
An Indescribable Feeling

“Can I get my hba1c done?” I asked my diabetes educator, the minute I walked through the door. “I’ll go get the kit.” I waited for what felt like forever, my attention shifting from a wall clock identical to those in my high school, to a weary poster f…

Highs After Exercise

It’s amazing how something as simple as a conversation has given me some much needed clarity in recent weeks. For several weeks, I’ve been giving corrections to stubbornly high glucose levels in the afternoons after I’d finished work. Highs that h…

First hba1c Result Post-Pump

The very last thing that I was expecting to hear was that my hba1c had gone up after three months on an insulin pump. I mean, I wasn’t expecting dramatic improvement straight away. I knew full well that my pump is not a magic wand. I knew that my gluco…

Goodbye, Gwen

A diagnosis with type 1 diabetes back in May 2010 changed my life. I remember how awkward I felt around my new condition at the time. Carefully finding a spot on my stomach and willing up the courage to insert the needle and administer an insulin injec…

The Healthcare Experience

It’s Day 4 of Diabetes Blog Week, and so far I’ve managed to make my way through all of Monday and Tuesday’s posts, and comment on a fair chunk of them. Today it’s time to tackle the topic I’m most excited about. Here is t…

Thursday Night, Diabetes Style

When I last visited my diabetes educator in February, I brought my meter along in order to show her my numbers. I was stepping outside of my comfort zone. I was essentially exposing myself, and all of my highs and my lows. I wouldn’t be able to c…

Thanks, Gwen

My diabetes educator, Gwen, was a fantastic support system for me in the initial months following my diagnosis. She was a very direct person, and had one of those strong voices that still rings clearly in my head today (even though I have not seen her …