Thursday 2015 Diabetes Blog Week Magic Changes

Click for the Changes – Thursday 5/14 Link List.
Today let’s talk about changes, in one of two ways.  Either tell us what you’d most like to see change about diabetes, in any way.  This can be management tools, devices, medications, people’s perceptions, your own feelings – anything at all that you feel could use changing.  OR reflect back on some changes you or your loved one has seen or been through since being diagnosed with diabetes.  Were they expected or did they surprise you?


Since blurting out “cure!” would make this post too short, I will say that I want management tools, devices, and medications to become accessible to everyone who needs them.  I’m tired of using insulin past it’s date, using expired strips for the past two years, and not affording a CGM.  More than that, I would love for anyone to have all they need to attempt to manage their diabetes well.  Imagine, having all those things still doesn’t guarantee managing diabetes well-that’s how tricky it is. But at least being able to not stress about acquiring tools (including basic ones like um, insulin) would be nice.  So we need better tools and we need better access to those tools.  (I wrote this post a few days ago, since then a similarly themed article popped up that I’d like to refer you to since it’s more articulate than my post:

I could go the route of saying we mostly need people’s perceptions to change since that may lead us to the mass funding we need for a cure.  So there is that notable thing.

To be honest, I could go on all day about changes I’d like to see.  So I’ll stop there.  :)

3 thoughts on “Thursday 2015 Diabetes Blog Week Magic Changes

  1. Lynn Koskey

    I found out I had prediabetes sometime in 2008. I was 58 then. I noticed my toes were feeling a bit funny, but my doctor told me I was probably wearing the wrong sandals. Well, the tingling and pain kept creeping up my feet and toward my ankles. The pain in both feet was excruciating at times. It thinks its an oxymoron when people say that diabetic neuropathy damages the nerves in your feet and you should be careful to wear certain types of shoes because of having no feeling in your feet – the pain is definitely there! I would like to find better ways to manage diabetic nerve pain. That would be so wonderful. Oh – and my A1C in a year jumped from 6.9 to 7.6 so I was put on a second medication – Invokana. I hate taking medication! I would just love to have the big pharmaceuticals come up with a cure for diabetes, but I was told that wouldn’t happen because they would lose too much money if this happened. More greed! Oh well.

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