Welcome to My Useless Pancreas!! Haha! My pancreas went out-of-order about 22 years ago this November. I was 11. It was my mom’s birthday. (Happy Birthday, Mom!!) My glucose reading was 752 and I spent about a week at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. My physician told my parents that I was so close to DKA and if I would have waited till the next morning to come in, It would have not turned out so good. So, a big shout out to my parents for taking me to the hospital that night! (insert clapping!!)
It’s been 22 years of tears and struggles but for the most part, happiness. I have experienced a lot and I am excited to share those experiences with you. Some are happy and some are not so happy. But, I am alive and well (minus a few organs-not important ones and a vertebrae. We’ll talk more about this later!) and for the most part, a well controlled type 1 diabetic.
I have been married for 10 years and I have 3 beautiful girls. I love my family! I hope that through sharing these experiences I can help my fellow type 1’s and show you that as hard and crappy this diabetes stuff is, it’s worth it. It’s worth all those late nights, and finger pokes, and juice (lots and lots of juice), and tears. Oh, and MONEY. ugh.
I promise you won’t be disappointed. So, hang with me and let’s talk some DIABETES!! And other stuff. Cause, let’s be real. Sometimes, I get really sick of diabetes. So, we’ll talk about food (yay!) too, and other stuff! (Insert more clapping and maybe a yeehaw!)