Our D-history:

My daughter, *Rosie, was five years old when she was diagnosed on September 19, 2008, with Type I Diabetes. We started out on MDI, but in October 2010 we switched to a pump. We also added a Dexcom CGM in May of 2011. In February 2014 we changed to the Medtronic Enlite system- a pump and CGM all in one.

*Rosie is not her real name... I let her pick her own pseudonym for the blog!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Snake Oil

WEGO Health Prompt: Day 28 – Write about how you deal with... snake oil

Snake oil.  My least favorite thing to deal with when discussing diabetes.  If one more well-meaning person tells me I should put Rosie on Cinnamon or Blue Algae or any other "miracle cure", I'm going to scream! 

OK, OK, I won't really scream... but I'd like to.   I am generally pretty good about responding with a short version of the difference in Type I and Type II, and how those things might help control the blood sugars of someone with Type II, but they can't help Rosie because her pancreas is dead. 

Of course there are those who want to argue-- it's happened to me more than once-- and I generally have to walk away at that point.  It's not worth me getting upset to try and talk to someone who is clearly not educated/ willing to learn on the subject.

. I'm posting daily in November in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month and the WEGO Health's National Health Blog Post Month. #NHBPM

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Next to the doctor's office, I think some of the best diabetes tips I've ever gotten have come from discussions in the comment sections of diabetes blogs. :)