Diabetic-Blogger
Confused!

Ok so this is confusing ! I was trying to figure out how overseas BGL readings are different to over here in Australia !

So i came across this article on a website:

In America and some other countries blood/glucose is measured as mg/dl — milligrams per decilitre rather than mmol/L — millimole per litre. They are both a measure of the concentration of glucose in the blood but are just expressed differently.To obtain a conversion a factor of 18 should be used. For example to convert 135 mg/dl to mmol/L divide the 135 by 18 which will give a converted reading of 7.5 mmol/L. The converse example to convert 6.5 mmol/L to mg/dl multiply the 6.5 by 18 which will give a converted reading of 117 mg/dl. Normal readings will range from 72-144 mg/dl and 4-8 mmol/L.”

& confused me even more !!

If anyone knows how to explain it better please let me know !

Annoying!

Its so beyond annoying when people who DO NOT have diabetes, or know anything about it have so much to say about the illness, its so easy for people to talk but if they were in mine ( or any other diabetics shoes) im sure they wouldnt be thinking in the same way.

  •  ” You just take shots”
  • " You only have to check your blood "
  • " You ate to much sugar now you have diabetes"
  • " Stop making a big deal out of it"
  • " Thats disgusting having a needle in you constantly"

the one that gets me most is “you should be happy its not worse

THEY should be happy they dont have to live with it or deal with diabetes, yes i am grateful its not anything MORE worse, but its still a illness & it still sucks !!

Some people have no clue!

Intro

Hi everyone reading this,

Just want to let yous all in on a little insight of myself.

Im a normal 19 year old girl, from Melbourne/Australia.

On my 13th birthday i decided to get hit with some news that would change my “Life Style” forever.

Just after celebrating my 13th birthday i was taken to hospital. with symptoms of :

  • Feeling sick
  • Drinking ALOT of water ( Being excessively thirsty )
  • Urinating Alot
  • Tired/ No energy
  • Weight Loss 
  • Head aches

Yeep all the OBVIOUS symptoms of type 1 diabetes.

At this time being the age i was and having no history of it in my family i had NO idea that these signs were related to the illness.

After a week in hospital & being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, i was delt to deal with countless blood tests, learning everything to know about

  • Injections
  • Eatting Healthy
  • BGL
  • Insulin

and all the ins and outs to it, it was very over-whelming, but i am lucky to have such a GREAT family that stayed by my side the whole time & learnt with me! It was so helpful we all worked as a team untill i got use to it.

When i got out of hospital and back at home, everything was the same i got so comfortable with it all…

Untill i had to go school, now all my friends were fantastic and understood never made me feel like i was different ( because i wasnt ) but i still felt a little out of zone, when i had to leave the class room because of a injection or low blood, or even at lunch time the looks id receive from the other students, which was understandable of course, people are curious. It was hard enough just starting high school now having to deal with this in my first year of it.

But it got easy and as time went on so did I.

Iv had diabetes 6 years going on 7 now. I ALWAYS go to my 3 month check ups for my HB1C & to make sure im track. I’m currently on the insulin pump, & as much as i love it, i hate it aswell, it can be annoying at times. But for me and my lifestyle its fits alright!

Anyway i thought id make a blog & my journey with diabetes!

Please feel free to inbox me, email me anytime with anything as i will reply asap :)

Hope to see yous follow me!

♥ x