mydiabetessecret
I feel so annoying when I ask my parents to wake up at 3 am to check my blood sugar because I’m paranoid. I cry before bed a lot of nights because of it. I hate it. But I’ll also feel bad setting my alarm at 3 because I share a room with my sister. I can’t win. There is no winning with diabetes. I’ll always be paranoid, I’ll always be self conscious about it, I’ll always feel like shit from it. And the worst part is that I don’t know anyone who understands but I can also talk to whenever I need to. I’m alone. This disease isolates you and makes you feel like it’ll never get better—because it won’t. My pancreas will never work again. My life will probably be cut short.
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hey anon.
if you want to talk about it, you can message me!!
i felt the same way.

theneedyneedler
theneedyneedler:

artssciencenursing:

The first insulin pump

I’ve seen this around without much context. Some googling… First pump was invented in 1963 by Dr. Arnold Kadish. It only did basal rate so additional injections were also required. It seems like this big guy was mostly used to treat ketoacidosis and for research. The first truly transportable machines - which still weighed a bit over a pound - were designed after wearable chemotherapy pumps and, apparently, you were required to undergo psychological testing before you could get ahold of one! (Sounds about like the hoops I had to jump through to get my cgm ;)…)

theneedyneedler:

artssciencenursing:

The first insulin pump

I’ve seen this around without much context. Some googling… First pump was invented in 1963 by Dr. Arnold Kadish. It only did basal rate so additional injections were also required. It seems like this big guy was mostly used to treat ketoacidosis and for research. The first truly transportable machines - which still weighed a bit over a pound - were designed after wearable chemotherapy pumps and, apparently, you were required to undergo psychological testing before you could get ahold of one! (Sounds about like the hoops I had to jump through to get my cgm ;)…)