Twenty seven thousand, four hundred.
That’s approximately how many needles I have had since diagnosis.
Forty three thousand, eight hundred.
That’s approximately how many fingerpricks I have done since diagnosis.
Two hundred and nineteen thousand.
That’s approximately how many units of insulin I have taken since diagnosis.
One hundred and thirty thousand, eight hundred.
That’s approximately how many hours I have survived since the doctors said I wouldn’t.
That’s approximately how many times a day I praise God for the gift of life, the friends I have made, and the things he has managed to teach me through Diabetes.
The numbers are everything.
The numbers are nothing.
I guess it’s time to take it in my stride.
Considering that most test strips run btw 60 cents and a buck a peice—(using a factor of 75 cents) that would have cost you about $32,000 if you didnt have insurance. Jiminy Cricket—
WOW! Very poetic and astounding. Things seems so small while managing on a daily basis, but in a larger perspective that leaves me speachless.