It’s D-Blog week and even though I’m two days behind, and I don’t know how many other days out of the week I will blog I will try my best to keep up. I figure, being a new blogger and wanting to get into the diabetes online community (D.O.C.) there is no better way. So here goes nothing!
D-Bog Week: Memories
Today we’re going to share our most memorable diabetes day. You can take this anywhere.... you or your loved one's diagnosis, a bad low, a bad high, a big success, any day that you’d like to share. (Thanks to Jasmine of Silver-Lined for this topic suggestion.)
My Memory...... I’m going to choose the day I met my CDE, Debbie. I know I have written a lot on this already but this is a little more in depth. It’s only been since this past February 8th that I got my pump, and it’s been rocky. My endo at the time was horrible and it wasn’t until I had an appointment with another specialist a few weeks later that I started to discover just how bad he was. This new specialist hooked me up with Debbie who I couldn’t get in to see for a month and a half after I got my pump. I had never seen a CDE in the almost 5 years that I had been diagnosed, it was never suggested by my bad endo. When I met with Debbie it was like I was starting to breathe again when I hadn’t even realized that I wasn’t breathing to begin with. She spent 90 minutes with me going over in detail everything on my pump. By the time I met with her I had already done the online learning on Medtronic’s website, which was something she had recommended when we talked on the phone to set up my appointment. Something that my old endo had not deemed necessary. She treated me like a human, a person that is smart and gets it and who wants to learn and take care of themselves. Not just another appointment or co-pay. When I decided to get a pump it was like being diagnosed all over again, actually it wasn’t necessarily the day that I got the pump but between the time I talked to Deb on the phone about setting up the appointment and finally getting to meet with her. Once I met with her I realized I have a lot to learn, but she was so encouraging and the back up and support that I need. She has been a constant encouragement every week now that she has me send in my BG for the week. She gets it, because she also has T1D. It’s nice to finally feel like I have someone in my corner.