Since that call almost 2 years ago we have spoken many times but have never mentioned diabetes.
Today she called in and it went a little different.
"How's it going Karen?"
"Pretty good George except my diabetes is driving me nuts lately!"
She went on to tell me how lately she has been having really high BG's and she cannot figure out why.
"I had a bag of Cheetos and took the right amount of insulin but now I cannot get my level down."
I told her how I understood what she was going through. Then she said something that I had to talk about.
"But with all of that I still will NEVER get on a pump." It was a weird statement and it seemed totally out of place. I explained to her that I was on a pump and that I like it but that it is not for everyone.
"I still get high blood sugars and have issues but I just love the flexibilty of it and I don't have to take shots all the time." I was trying not to sound mad because in a way she offended Master P and I could not let him get dissed like that!
"Oh," her voice totally changed, "but don't you have problems with the sites?"
She was talking about infections and pain. I told her that I have never had infection but have had some pain but nothing horrible. I explained all the things I like about being on a pump but reassured her that I think it is not for everyone.
"Hmm. I thought it was painful. Interesting." She sounded like she was almost considering a pump. Or at the very least not totally dissing it.
It was not the conversation I hoped for long ago but at least she talked about it.