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Archive for January, 2010

Years of Progress; Decades of Gratitude

January 3rd, 2010

The end of a year and the marker of a decade are a time to reflect. None of the insulin’s I inject was on the market ten years ago. I combine Lantus in the morning and Levemir at night to get basal insulin pretty close to what my islets would have given me. I can inject Novolog when I eat (rather than earlier when my meal insulin was Regular), lowering social anxiety (“Excuse me, can you tell me when exactly we will eat? I have a metabolic disease.”) Best of all I can measure my blood sugar as often as I want, and quickly adjust insulin as needed. In short, I have the tools I need to manage my diabetes and lead a pretty healthy life.

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