Dealing with, and possible future fears of being a diabetic (in this case type 1), self portrait. I fear of losing limbs even though my A1Cs are fine, I feel like a robot half of the time, something to be maintained and regulated constantly or i don’t function properly, yet still human and easily capable of bruises and scars of the injections and the pain or numbing sensation I may or may not feel. I constantly keep supplies on me in case of emergency. I check my eyes as often as possible to make sure nothing starts to occur there. I am not a robot, but i don’t feel naturally human. I don’t take oil, i take insulin.
Insulin injection for one year, twice a day. And people complain about vaccines…
Insulin is produced by special cells called pancreatic islets (or islets of Langerhans), which exist as small, isolated clumps of cells within the pancreas. The islets of Langerhans also produce glucagon, another hormone which affects blood glucose levels. Both insulin and glucagon are secreted directly into your bloodstream, and work together to regulate the sugar (glucose) levels in your body.
Glucagon is produced by the alpha cells of the pancreatic islets. It is released when your blood sugar levels are low (for example, if you have been fasting or exercising) stimulating the release of glucose from your body stores. As a result, stored glycogen in the liver is broken down to glucose and enters the bloodstream.
Insulin, on the other hand, is produced by the beta cells of the pancreatic islets. It is released when you have just eaten a meal and the level of glucose in your bloodstream is high. Insulin works by stimulating the cells within your body to take up the glucose in your blood, either for immediate energy or for storing as glycogen in your liver and muscle cells.
My blood sugar has been in the 80-135 range the last 4 days in a row. WOOHOO
my heart says yes but my mom says no
My heart says yes but my diabetes says no
Waking up with low blood sugar and trying to keep yourself awake to treat it
- You have to actually vacuum your bed..for those damn fifty million test strips that just somehow miraculously grown legs and travel to god knows where.. (including inside your bra somehow or your pants and shit)
- You have candy and glucagons stashed in every crevice of the house, and when you…