How Many ‘Disappointed’ Gifs Can I Put Into One Blog Post?

Today marked another important step on my path to pumping insulin: my “Pump Start” class. After the missed calls, returned calls, triple-verifying that this was the next step in the process, the quadruple-checking that I still have the right order of operations to get me to the point of everyone in my medical team recognizing that I’m ready to put insulin in one of these t:slim cartridges – according to their standards. Today was the day. And then…

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Here’s how the first 20 seconds of my appointment went down:

Them: “So we’re going to review your diabetes management today. How many times you’re checking your blood sugar, things like that.”

Me: “My referral says Pump Start, I thought that’s why I was here today.”

Them: “No, this is just an evaluation.”

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Between the disappointment, anger, confusion, and frustration, I’m not sure which emotion the CDE I was meeting with could interpret first, but they were all there.

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#dblogcheck is Tomorrow

I’m encouraging everyone who reads a diabetes blog to leave a comment on that post tomorrow. Make it thoughtful, make it silly, or simply make it a “Check!”, but leave a comment.

A lot of the stories you hear among members of the diabetes community follow the template of “I thought I was alone”, and tomorrow’s check-in day is another way to remind each other that we aren’t alone in any of this.

To help find each other, I’m also recommending you share your blog posts on whatever platform(s) you desire with the tag #dblogcheck. Particularly for people using TweetDeck or Hootsuite, this will be especially helpful.

To show my appreciation in advance for your helping grow the diabetes online community, here are some animated gifs to represent the anticipation for tomorrow.

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Tumblr, Revisited

Okay, this is getting ridiculous.

I know there’s a running joke (that I probably started) about my managing too many Tumblr blogs, but I think most of them are justified. Obviously, I think Tumblr is pretty cool, but I’m still trying to figure out how to use that place for some kind of greater benefit to the diabetes community. I suppose if I can figure that out then I can use the “greater good” as some kind of justification for my insanity.

For those of you just joining me, let’s recap.

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