Do you ever have one of those days where all of your diabetes gadgets need attention at once? Like, everything is beeping, at once, over and over and over? Well, today was one of those days. New sensor, new pod change, new batteries…everything needed something from me today.
On days like these, I usually find that I get really overwhelmed about everything that I have to do to handle my diabetes. Most days, it’s not too much to take care of, but when my “diabetes babies” all scream at me at the same time, I can get frustrated. And usually this frustration ends in some sad tears, but today, I decided I wanted to take a different approach (mostly because I just did my make-up, and sad tears are not a good look for me).
I recently switched over to the OmniPod. I was a faithful Minimed user for over 8 years, but after a few tubing mishaps, I decided that I needed a change. Luckily, I made the switch just as they were introducing their new smaller pods…and these smaller pods are just what I needed to PUMP up my attitude (get it…haha…sorry).
I love my new pump (as much as I can love anything that has to do with my diabetes), but as I was changing my site today, I thought of something. What if I used my pods as my inspiration? Some days, I look at my pod, and I’m reminded of just my diabetes (and all of the emotions that go with it). But I want to look at my pods and be reminded of all of the wonderful things that CAN go with diabetes. So, I decided I would start something fun-pod sayings, pod tattoos…whatever floats your boat! Basically, just take a pod and write down what you need to get you through that day, minute, hour…whatever! Please ignore the smudges and the terrible lighting. Markers are usually nicer to me.
I believe that we need a little support wherever we can get it, so why not get it from something that we use everyday?
And today, when all of my “diabetes babies” were crying and complaining, I said NO to sad tears and YES to a happier attitude!
Where do you get your inspiration? How do you handle your “diabetes babies?”