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VLOG about Diabetes Admissions





For today’s Diabetes Blog Week post I chose a wildcard option (instead of writing a letter) and did a video post since they are the most challenging thing for me since I’m no public speaker AND get terrible anxiety in front of a camera but I’m a proponent of doing one thing each day that scares me so here we go!

A little info before you watch:

I was diagnosed type 1 at age 11 in 1994.  Since then, I’ve been mostly a decent person, and mostly one of integrity.  Here in the following vlog I mention two shameful ways I used my diabetes for my benefit when I was a kid.  (my blood sugar is dropping during this video in case you notice any drowsiness, or that may just be me, I dunno.)  If you have any similar stories, please share.  I can’t be the only one!

VLOG about Endo Visit


Some notes before you see this video:  I was SO nervous so you’ll have to forgive me for that.  On an interesting note, I wasn’t aware until I saw this video that a country accent is still clearly discernable even when I’m actively monitoring it.  Hmm. 

Also, at the end of the video I say some things that I’d like to say a little different here:

I think there are probably plenty of good doctors out there who don’t make eye contact or who aren’t very friendly.  We should probably cut them some slack.  I mean, I’ve been known to read people’s lips when they talk and I often forget to make eye contact myself!  So I think what is important is a doctor that you in particular can easily communicate with.  I’ve gone to doctors that other people “love” and left the office totally confused because I was not feeling the love at all.  Finding the right match is probably what is most important.  That and finding a doctor that doesn’t look at you like you’re crazy or arrogant when you show them you know a few things about your diabetes.  This doctor I went to today said, “The way you adjust your insulin sounds very good.  You’re intelligent, I like that!”  And honestly, If there is a best way to compliment me, that is it!

So with that clarification, here is moi: