Monday, 5 September 2016

Type 1 Diabetes: Does it hurt?

Needles are a big part of having diabetes. It's the emotional side of it all that people seem to talk about being difficult or painful, but you can't forget about the needles.

  • 66,000 finger tests. 
  • 9,808 insulin injections. 
  • 1,185 set changes. 
  • 714 sensor changes. 
  • 50 blood tests/IVs. 
  • 16 flu jabs. 
  • 4 minor operations. 
  • 3 major operations.
  • A multitude of other scans, procedures and tests.

77,700

That's 77,700 needles. Not including the set changes that went wrong, the extra injection of insulin to help a high blood sugar come down. 77,700 needle because of 1 missing pancreas. 

You can read the rest of my blogpost here: https://pancreasless.wordpress.com/2016/09/04/type-1-diabetes-does-it-hurt/


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