Wednesday, 18 August 2010

The Hospital... Diabetes

i have mixed emotions about it really... i think that yes.. they didnt show the difference between type 1 and 2.... yes some words were edited badly... yes the doctor came across in a poor light...
BUT...
it did point out the complications of poorly controlled diabetes.. which is something close to my heart... so if there is any sort of positive that has come from the programme... then i believe it put a face to the complications and how severe and real they can be... maybe the title should have been complications of DIABETES as this happens to both type 1 and 2....
Diabetes Uk them selves are at fault sometimes at not showing the difference in their marketing between the different types of diabetes... remember the measuring tapes recently....
there will always be something wrong and someone upset...

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

what a lovely comment.....;)

Your story is an inspiration to diabetics everywhere, and to be honest it deserves more views and recognition. I do sometimes find having diabetes challenging, but with the related condition, you really are an inspiration, as it shows to us diabetics who do not have any of the complications, how grateful we should be

My life with Diabetes From a different angle

we will see......

have really said much about how its going.... other rant my video rants... well its been tough... i wont lie... dealing with the pain recently has been hard... a few early morning wake ups with the gremlins attacking me... my stomach has been playing up... i cant go to the toilet just once... i have to keep going and canyt hold it.. so a 4 oclock visit means 3 more.. maybe every half hour..... then there is the sweats .. some nights i have to change 2 vests.. i have to wear them just to soak it up!!1.... oooo how attractive...
oh then there is the diabetes..... sugars have been high.... which to me is as bad if not worse than a hypo... i really do try and keep them level... i do check at least 5 times per day if not more..... the other day i was checking every half hour as they were in the 20s..... and were not coming down with the insulin... oh it was about midnight as well.... so another sleepness night... and as you know... too much insulin and you go hypo.... and its a catch 22 really..... been able to take some great pics though..... really helps me take my mind off it all.... and everyones feedback is always a boost.... wish i could do more with them sometimes... but as in most art related things its not what you know but who.. and being in the right place at the right time...

we will see......

things going on..

Had an email to help out with The Race for equity ... its for everyone and anyone to attend... SUNDAY 3RD of October.... Bournemouth to Boscombe Pier.... run/walk/wheelchair ... anything really... the event will also be swum by Steve McCarthy ... who is a blind swimmer who will also at a later date be swimming the channel.... i will have more details to follow....

Also attending a meeting in September about how the new "white Paper" will affect us as patients and the NHS in general.... its apart of teh NHS board meetings i go to.... maybe another one of "those" meetings ... but hey maybe one day it will be worth while.. and i truly will make a difference xx