Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Diabetes Blog Week – We, The Undersigned

Recently various petitions have been circulating the Diabetes Online Community, so today let’s pretend to write our own. Tell us who you would write the petition to – a person, an organization, even an object (animate or inanimate) - get creative!! What are you trying to change and what have you experienced that makes you want this change?

To Stubborn After Breakfast Blood Glucose

Why do you persist on randomly being high? Why do you persist on randomly being low? Erin Michelle, a Type 1 diabetic for 9.5 years, has experienced you for her entire time as a diabetic. Her blood glucose readings before breakfast would be 6.9 mmol/L. Two hours later, that BG would have risen to 16.9 mmol/L. Other days she could start off with a 9 mmol/L and then you would be a 24 mmol/L. She will eat the same thing every day for breakfast and you will never give her the same result. She will have the exact same morning routine and again, no two results will be the same. She has tried changing the time that she injects her insulin before breakfast, trying as much as 30 minutes prior. This did not produce any consistent results. She has tried cutting out her morning coffee to see if the caffeine had an effect. Again no consistent results. The experiment with exercise even made you go higher and then drop dramatically to 2.2 mmol/L.

Is it Dawn Phenomenon? Do you have no control of this process? Are you actively trying to make us upset and frustrated?

Whatever the cause and reason, We ask that you please cease and desist.


Signed All Diabetics Everywhere.


  1. It's the unpredictability that wears you down, isn't it? If only we could just count on consistency! I'm a "type 3" my husband and daughter are the PWDs, but my life would be easier if their glucose was predictable. Of that you can be sure! Maybe the powers that be will here you out on this one!

  2. If diabetes would just do what it said it would do, I think we would all be happier people. I definitely wish there was more stability in diabetes management. Sadly, this is not the case.