Sunday, March 13, 2011

Top 10 list: Diabetes time wasters

"One thing we can't escape, that is time"
1.  Pharmacies, why it takes 20 minutes to print a label and slap it
on a box I'll never know.....

2.  Waiting for your Dr to see you even though your appointment was 45 minutes ago

3.  Lab work, same as above, you have an appointment, and yet still have to wait....on an empty stomach to boot 

4.  Waiting to see if your sugar is  going to trend down from a super high

5. Cancelling a workout cause your sugar is too high or posting one if it is to low

6.  Driving all the way back home cause you forgot your supplies, or your kid forgot theirs

7.  Treating and waiting for your suger to rise, really sucks at 3 AM

8.  Yearly drivers medical, time waster and money sucker

9. Time spent explaining the difference between type 1 and type 2

10.  All the thinking involved in calculating carbs, corrections, and doses, site changes and all other critical thinking that involves diabetes management. 

What are our Diabetes Time Wasters?


Lora said...

I have wondered about #1 several times ;)

Natalie said...

I don't mind the time spent explaining the differences between Type 1 and Type 2, because the public literally has no other way to know. The media isn't doing it; the doctors aren't doing it, so who is going to do it? And education about Type 2 is crucial when they say rates are going up rapidly. If more Type 2's knew what they were doing, then maybe there would be fewer complications and fewer premature deaths. I think the Type 1's have their advocacy act together, but the Type 2's are left in the dust.

Trev said...

I hear you Natalie. I actually havee a post in draft form regarding Type 1's folling through the cracks.