Thursday, May 5, 2011

Any Excuse!

It had been a little over a year since I had a hospital stay, so I guess it was time.

I called my doctor Monday morning because my blood sugar was crazy high all weekend (500-over 600). She told me to go the ER, and of course they admitted me.

Turns out my poor, tired pancreas may have finally given out. After the pancreatitis three years ago, the doctors were surprised that it was still producing insulin, so this wasn’t unexpected.

The good news is that Type 1 Diabetes treatment has come a long way, and with the improvements in monitoring and medications, it seems like it’s possible to live well with this disease as long as it’s managed well.

The other good news is that I had an excuse to create a new bag to carry around my test kit, my insulin, my log, etc.:

medbag

This was a piece of “leftover” fabric I created by adhering scraps to batting, adding a layer of sheer fabric, and quilting with lovely heavy thread. My bags are still somewhat rudimentary since I’m still trying to get the hang of zippers, but it will work just fine, I think!

4 comments:

The Idaho Beauty said...

Well, this certainly puts a bright spin on an otherwise potentially gloomy routine. When life gives you lemons, just make another bag!

tiedyejudy said...

Wow, Michelle! I hope by now your numbers are within a safer range! My DH has been insulin dependant since '91, and I'm happy to report his numbers have been in the 100's mostly for the last 3-4 months, after making some adjustments to diet and insulin doses.
BTW, I love your bag! The fabric is great!
Stay well,
Judy

TextileTraveler said...

Thanks, Judy. Good to hear your DH is doing better. I think things are fairly well under control at this point for me, so now I just need to get off my laurels and back to work!

Judy said...

Yikes! Somehow I missed this post of yours! I'm so glad that you are dealing so well with this latest turn in your health.
Your bag is awesome! great colors and motifs!!

Stay Well Dear Heart!

xo