Actual Aerial footage of my supply-when it was full~
#StopDiabetes, because I’m sick of being an Insulin Whore.
The American Diabetes Association is running the hashtag #stopdiabetes & contest and last night I wrote the above tweet- and some others.
It's addicting and fun to come up and see others have come up on why we need to #stopdiabetes.
Some of the reasons are obvious, and some are not.
OK, honestly, I don’t turn tricks for insulin (or anything else for that matter,) but I do pay Boku Bucks for my supply and I absolutely need it on a daily/hourly basis. Unfortunately like all of us, I cannot live without my insulin fix.
The cost of my insulin keeps me up at night.
I set the Charm Dial to 11 whenever I’m at my Endo’s office. I dazzle him with good numbers and a decent a1c for several reasons.
A. I want and need good numbers
B. He likes good numbers and it makes him smile when his patient has them
C. There’s always a chance my Dr. might have insulin samples and if he’s in a great mood, how could he possibly say say "NO" to my request for some?
Bottom line- I’m tired of being Insulin Whore- I’d much rather be in a band called Insulin Whores, then actual real life Insulin Whore.
But for now, the Insulin Whoredom continues until there’s a cure.
Stay tuned on Tour Dates for the band, (The) Insulin Whores. You'll absolutely recognize the members- I’m working on a post about them and their magical abilities.
FYI, we’d prefer that you toss unopened chilled in the fridge bottles of insulin on stage, packed in a cooler of dry ice instead of your undies!
Why? Because we're hard core- and the cost of our addiction is expensive and necessary.