Woman, Independent Parent, Artist, Advocate, Artifical Pancreas.... and EVERYTHING in between.

I am blessed to be parenting two beautiful girls, ages eight and eleven. My youngest nearly lost her life at age six (August 2010) to diabetic ketoacidosis: an often fatal consequences of undiagnosed type 1 diabetes. This is OUR journey: raw and sometimes, uncensored.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Daily Injection Battle

So I was speaking with our community health nurse today, and I mentioned in passing the daily struggle it is to administer Rowan's insulin. She told me about something called a BC Inject-Ease Automatic Injector, that the loaded syringe fits into, but this has been designed specifically for people who are needle phobic, or have difficulty reaching the injection site.

I have spent most of the afternoon now contacting various pharmacies, only to learn that the product was discontinued more than seven years ago. I don't know what's more frustrating, my wasted time, or the discomfort in knowing the community nurse is so out of date. Now I'm off to get a pen, as I'm told they hurt less than the old-school syringe. Fingers crossed!

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