How I Becoame DiabeticI think it’s very important to understand how I became diabetic. First the excuse. I have also been suffering from hypothyroidism, which means I need to take a thyroid hormone every day, and I was. When you have this condition you also need blood tests so that they could measure your level and adjust your hormone pill so that you have the right amount in your system. Of course with no insurance I had to pay cash for the blood work which was about seventy dollars, which I did several times. It came to the point where my last blood test showed I was stable with the amount of hormone I was taking. From that point I should only have had to have an additional blood test every six or nine months. However the doctor I was seeing wanted to be real sure I was stable, so as I was running out of my months supply of synthroid, she ordered another blood test. I didn’t have the money. So began a rollercoaster ride. The doctor would not give me another script till I had the blood test. I couldn’t have the blood test till I had seventy extra dollars. Two or three weeks would go by and I would finally have the money, but what good is taking the blood test if I have been off the medication for a couple weeks. Of course my level is way low again. This cycle of on again off again went on for almost two years, and when I became ill with diabetes I had been off the hormone for months. I believe that might have been a contributing factor. My whole body system was way off, because of it.
The second reason I became diabetic is because I’m an idiot. I fat idiot, but I’d rather not talk about that now. I’d much rather pretend I was an innocent bystander and my thyroid was the cause of it all.
kmils 46-50, F 5 Responses 3 Jul 12, 2006