Today the theme for Diabetes Blog Week is Saturday Snapshops, pictures of what diabetes looks like. To help create a visual image of what it’s like to live as a person with diabetes. A fellow diabetes writer, Riva Greenburg, wrote an awesome piece in the Huffington Post a few months back about what it’s like to live life between the lines. As in, between the lines on the Dexcom G4 continuous glucose monitor. The goal being to balance insulin, carbohydrates, exercise, sleep, and stress perfectly, in order to stay in the perfect blood sugar range, which is 70 to 130 or so. (130 is on the high side for someone who doesn’t have diabetes.)
With that in mind, some of my pictures are photos of my Dexcom G4 continuous glucose monitor, which reads my blood sugar in my interstitial fluid about every five minutes and graphs the results in a cool image that is fun to take pictures of. I also like to take pictures of my blood glucose meter when I’m out on a bike ride. Plus, I’ve taken a few other pictures of my diabetes reality.
And I found a few of my old devices. An old Dexcom device and a really old insulin pump!!! Have fun with the pictures! And please, sign up for my newsletter! I am upbeat and only send notices now and then.