Kortnie at the 2011 JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, Tempe Town Lake, Tempe, AZ

Monday, November 4, 2013

Diabetes Awareness Month Photo-A-Day

November is Diabetes Awareness Month.  Last year, I wrote a blog post every day.  This year I've decided to participate in Kerri's Photo-A-Day Challenge.

I'm posting them daily over on Facebook in an album, but every few days I'll post them over here too.

Day 1, the prompt was Past.

Kortnie a week before diagnosis, my normally chubby girl was skin and bones, the caption for this picture was "look how skinny she's getting" a week later she was in DKA, knocking on heavens gate, she'd lost something like 14 or 17 pounds.

Day 2, the prompt was Check.

Kortnie checks her Blood Sugar 8-10 times per day.  To do this she needs to poke her finger and make it bleed. She has poked her finger over 14,570 times.  OVER.14.THOUSAND.TIMES!

Day 3, the prompt was Snacks

On the left, snacks are life saving medicines. On the right, a bowl of fruit, most acceptable snack for kids, right? Kortnie still has to poke her finger, find out what her BG is, weigh the apple, calculate carbs and dose insulin accordingly. The formula for that...
Y+Z= insulin dosage 
(Those constants, 120, 60, 12...those change about every 60-90 days, in fact that 12 is sometimes a 10 depending on what time of day it is, and that 120 changes to 150 8pm-5am)

Day 4, (today), the prompt is Proud.

This summer when I picked Kortnie up from camp AZDA she said to me, "Look! Something new!" She had put her pump site in her leg and she had done it all by herself. Just above her knee is a tattoo but further up her leg the pink thing is her site, the cannula inserted under her skin which delivers her insulin via her pump.

1 comment:

  1. I love the photo-a0day idea for awareness month! In fact, I'd like to get your take on something that is going on during Diabetes Awareness Month. Please email me at mtrucillo(at)recallcenter(dot)com when you are free. Thank you.