It was 21st October 1994, how could I forget that date?
I went to work and wasn’t feeling the best, stopping along the way to purchase a large drink to quench my thirst. Back then I was 26, fit and not a worry in the world. My job was running behind a garbage truck and the days were quick, but this day was long.
I had no energy and just wanted the day to finish. I had to keep stopping to quench my thirst and everything I drank just ran straight through me.
That night I decide to go and see my doctor as I thought I must have been coming down with the flu, he asked me my symptoms and then gave me a small blood test with a glucose metre, after looking at the result (which read 22) he left the room and consulted with another doctor, I knew this didn’t look good. They both came back into the room and gave me the bad news that my sugar levels were extremely high and referred me onto a specialist.
Since that day I have been having 4 injections per day and on total (to June 2007) have had over 18,512.00 injections. So next time you’re having a bad day think of someone like us diabetics. It’s a part of life for me now and I always know that there is someone worse off than me.
Yes there are days when I wish it would all go away and would like to talk about those days to a mate, but then if a friend knows you well enough he’ll know when ya having a bad day and usually say something to put you back on track, and I am lucky I have those friends and family that help me get through the day and a life of a person with a crook pancreas.