Health care is a basic human right, not a privilege. For some reason, we’ve allowed ourselves as Americans to be fooled into accepting that one must be blessed with “means” to actuate appropriate health care. As a nation we have failed to realize that our health care system is a barometer of our society’s value for human life.

-Me

Friday, November 16, 2007

My Diabetes in Review, and on My Front Page

So take a moment to take a look at the small text excerpt I have inserted below my TuDiabetes video.

This is my attempt to bring my diabetes care more to the forefront of my mind even while primarily addressing disability advocacy issues everywhere else. I scrupulously track my blood sugars and calories and carbohydrate intake. I intend to record my blood sugar averages for the week, my high, my low, and my exercise minutes throughout the week and enter the information into this small sidebar.

I hope to illuminate my very humanity by this (My numbers will always be far from perfect) but also to keep my numbers, and their meanings, closer to the front of my mind. Every. Single. Day.

Please feel free to comment anytime on what you see!

I’m thinking about adding these things:
Average daily carb intake
Average daily calorie intake
Weight

What do you think?

2 comments:

in search of balance said...

I love that you're doing this. I had a sucky night a couple of days ago... all night in the 60s and 70s, then all of a sudden 350. Blech. I came down from that pretty quickly, but it's hard not to beat myself up about it! Seeing your numbers, honest and out there, is a nice reminder that it's not just me who's struggling, and we're all doing the best we can do to manage this.

Thanks, Sarah!!

Scott K. Johnson said...

Hey Sarah!

I think it's a good thing. There's something motivating (to a degree) about having your numbers "out there" for the world to see.

I also think it helps people see what diabetes is really like too.