What at crazy couple of months it has been, time has just flown by and although I have been having some great success with the artificial pancreas (AP), there are still areas I can not get under control!
In 1983 Rita Mae Brown quite wisely said in her book “Sudden Death” that “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”
I have now been doing fly in fly out work for 16 months in my current role and each time I fly up expecting that the food situation would change for the better and each time completing a swing disappointed in the nutrition available.
It’s been so long since I had a shower naked, that I can’t remember the feeling of being so free.
It sounds dramatic I know – a diabetes disaster. Some people not in the know would probably just roll their eyes but those in the know like my close friends would still roll their eyes but then offer sympathy and tell me to pull my head out of my ass!
There I was standing in front of a group of my peers at work conducting a presentation on technology in health and how my artificial pancreas system works, then there I was bare naked on the big TV screen behind me for everyone to see, there was no hiding…
What a brilliant long weekend of fun and mountain biking down south, I just wish my freeloading friend, T1D would have played the game to make it a better weekend…
For the second time in 18 years my pancreas has failed leaving me at the mercy of manually injecting the live saving hormone…insulin