2. I was diagnosed with it in the year: 2009
3. But I had symptoms since: The start of 2009, at the latest.
4. The biggest adjustment I’ve had to make is: Being much more self disciplined, and analytical.
5. Most people assume: That T1 is either the end of the world, or it isn't a big deal. Neither of those statements are true.
6. The hardest part about mornings are: When I've gone to bed higher than I would like, or I've had an evening hypo. Either way, I always feel like absolute rubbish the morning after.
7. My favorite medical TV show is: Scrubs! Love it to death, and also the fact they have a diabetic character (Turk has Type 2, in case you don't watch it) whose diabetes doesn't just disappear after one episode. Also the bonkers humour is just about bang on.
9. The hardest part about nights are: When something goes wrong, and I have to make the call on what to do.
10. Each day I take __ pills & vitamins. (No comments, please) Well, being as insulin is neither, none, actually.
11. Regarding alternative treatments I: Have no time for people who are flogging false hope through 'treatments' that have no actual medical application. Insulin is the only treatment option for T1. However, I'm not completely dismissive of 'alternative' therapies when they are appropriate. I'm a big advocate of aromatherapy and massage, for instance, but I would never suggest that these should be used in isolation.
13. Regarding working and career: There's a part of me that's concerned about broaching the subject of diabetes with my next boss, whenever I move on. I think that's part of the reason I'd either like to freelance or run my own company.
14. People would be surprised to know: That sometimes I'll say things are ok, because I don't really want to explain the whole story. But it's not as easy as I'll make out.
15. The hardest thing to accept about my new reality has been: That sometimes diabetes will make demands that you have to pay attention to, and can't push aside. Also sometimes you've got to be a little bit selfish.
16. Something I never thought I could do with my illness that I did was: I've never really thought that there was anything I couldn't do.