Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Numbers Game

Growing up, I was never one of those kids who was a math whiz. Sure, I got by in math class, but numbers were not my friends - I found my comfort in words, in books, in language. I could make sense of the most complex sentences, but throw the Pythagorean theorem at me, and I was lost.

High school algebra was the first time I ever got a failure notice in school...Pulled out a B, I think, but I choked my way through whatever math classes were required, and I certainly didn't sign up for any that were not necessary to get me through. When I went to college, I avoided certain career paths that were going to put me in multiple higher-level math classes, because math is NOT MY LANGUAGE. Maybe I'm just not an ordered, logical thinker (Me? Really?) but when it comes to numbers, they may as well be some exotic foreign language. Or, they might be English, but as spoken by the Swedish Chef.

So, isn't it ironic that my life nowadays REVOLVES around numbers?

Blood glucose readings

Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Insulin on board stats(IOB)

Carb Counts

Don't forget the quarterly Hemoglobin A1c tests, doctor's copays, serial numbers for the meters, the pump, the CGM transmitter, the CGM receiver, the phone numbers, insurance id numbers, the fees for doctors, specialists, prescriptions....the numbers never end.

Diabetes is an insidious, cruel, time-consuming and heart-wrenching disease....and it's ALL ABOUT THE NUMBERS.

Bork, bork, bork!!

 it any wonder I find numbers confusing? This is what the temperature readout said in my car yesterday, less than 2 minutes apart...

By the way, the 100-degree reading was a LOT closer to reality
than the 80...sigh...



    So good to hear from you again...

  2. I hear ya girly! It is all about numbers these day isn't it? I always wonder how I ended up doing medical billing!! I HATE MATH!

  3. See, you really are a math whiz, and you just didn't know it!

  4. LOL! I hear ya! I have always been afraid of sickness! That is MY irony with having a child with this disease.

  5. Lol! I used to be afraid of sickness! That is MY irony of having a child with this disease!


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