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Coming Out of the Wilderness

Melinda Seed writes for Twice Diabetes
Melinda Seed writes for Twice Diabetes

I am a veteran of resharpened needles and glass syringes that you had to boil up before use (well my Mum did this), of urine testing and one shot of long-acting pork insulin per day and no ability to treat a really high blood sugar level-you just had to wait for it to go down.

As primitive as these things sound, there was a worse privation that those of us diagnosed before the late 1990s had to live with and that was the lack of internet.  Yeah, yeah there’s all this stuff about the internet being the scourge of society, robbing us of real relationships and turning us into porn-addicted couch potatoes and there may be truth in that for some but for this type 1 diabetic, the internet is freakin’ awesome. It really has transformed my experience of diabetes. Continue reading