Originally uploaded by Irish Pica.
I am amazed by Flickr user Irish Pica‘s recent contribution to the Diabetes Made Visible pool. She posted photos of her thought-provoking and beautiful thesis project: a chair made of 2,190 insulin syringes – the equivalent of what the average type 1 diabetic injects in a year. Click on the photo above to read her full thesis statement and view more photos of the project.
In other news, my freshly-applied abdominal I-Port got bent and went drooly on me sometime between yesterday afternoon and this morning and I forgot to bring an extra to work. I have no idea what I may have done to bend it. This wouldn’t be such a big deal if I hadn’t eat 40+ slow-digesting carbs at breakfast. Watching my blood sugar rise into the 200s even after a correction is scary, yet I still can’t wait to get home and get another one installed. It may just be a matter of moving to a lower-carb breakfast – that way if the port goes wonky overnight, I’m not putting myself in danger of high blood sugars after breakfast.