We live in one of the most rural parts of New Jersey. Currently, there is no endo in the county. Yesterday, I drove an hour to get to an endo whom it took me a month to get an appointment. Of course I have to keep a food diary for a week, and test at midnight and 3AM, which is incredibly disrupting, but there it is. She changed my basals from 5 different rates during the 24 hour day to two: 6AM - 7PM, .7 u/hr and 7PM-6AM, .5 u/hr. We’ll see how that goes! and boluses are 1 unit/20 gm and 1 unit for every 50 over 150 for correction. We’ll see how that goes! Also, she says that I must change sets every other day. Okay,okay. Gosh, when I think about all the years I went for 6,5,4, and then 3 days, I want to cry. I’m crying now.
So the only thing she asked me that made me say, “whaaaat” to myself was, “did you not have any children by choice, or was there an infertility issue?”. Jeez, I’ve never been asked that by a gyno even. Later, driving home, I thought I should have answered, “are you just curious, or is it relevant to my treatment?”. Why is it I always think of the snappy retort later? The truth is, that by the time I got married, I was 32, and back then, that was pretty old to be having kids for a type1. She dropped the subject when I mentioned our sad experience with adopting a child.
So my friend “Carrie” (see picture of us on her page) are going to be going to a CDE soon. We are going to be our own group of two. We are friends from our quilt guild, and are also in a small “critique” group of quilt artists. It’s been such a comfort to have her support and understanding, as well as the online community. Thanks! keep writing - you never know when someone will benefit, or just feel like someone understands and cares what you’re going through. It’s so powerful!