Hello there everyone. I guess I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Brad, I’m a 22 year old undergrad student at UBC here in Vancouver. (That sounded like the kind of introduction students give on College Week on Wheel of Fortune, didn’t it?)
What else? I’ve known about my diabetes for about a month now. The doctors think I’m a Type 1, but I supposedly have characteristics of a Type 2. I’ve been told that my pancreas is still producing a bit of insulin, but eventually it will shut down completely. I’m on Metformin right now, which bothers me a bit because it’s a pill that works on insulin resistance, which I don’t have, but apparently it’s stlil helping me to keep my sugars low. I’m already experiencing a kind of apathy about this whole thing. Chocolate is my weakness, and as Christmas approaches I increasingly want to stuff my face with After Eight mints and boxes of Ferrero Rochers. I haven’t been testing as much as I should be and sometimes I don’t feel like taking my pills. I want to be healthy, but this is all pretty frustrating for me right now. I’m hoping to use this site to gather support and information about my condition. I’d also like to make some friends, meet people who share the pain of having to spend grocery money on test strips and lancets.
I like to read and write and laugh and look at trees.