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American Diabetes Month 2015: Day 15 - Are you okay?

Day 15 of 30 this month.  50% of the way through the month where my star is Diabetes.

One of the biggest discussions I have with many people who see me using needles to fill up my insulin pump reservoirs and testing my blood sugars tends to deal with asking if I am okay.  In the end, it's a lengthy discussion about how much of my life is a continual assessment of how I'm actually doing.  Taking out my insulin pump helps me to fix issues that I'm either feeling, or preparing for (i.e. eating food) and taking out my glucose meter is the way to assess my current situation.

I think of all of the tools in my arsenal of trying to live.  Being a diabetic is a continual assessment of the current situation, you are replacing your body's normal biological functions with a bunch of technology.  It's hard to think of it that way, but from a purely system/state-machine look, it's exactly what is going on.  I look at the input data which includes the CGM sensor and Glucose meter measurements, and apply changes via the insulin pump with insulin delivery.  So, to answer everyone's questions, I'm doing okay, I'm just trying to figure out how my body is doing and continue to improve the situation for my body.

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