The Unreasonable Math of Type 1 Diabetes

In January our son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). This post talks about the unreasonable math needed to manage his T1D.

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Hasnain says:

Just reading all the math involved here makes my brain hurt. Like… I’d heard how type 1 diabetes was hard but this make me appreciate it in a whole new way.

“”The worst part about it is that; If you are better at math you will live longer. Who makes a disease where the good math people live longer? — Scott Hanselman T1D”

I call the maths of T1D unreasonable because I am finding all this stuff difficult and stressful. Even though I know all the relevant numbers, even if I have all the information, even if I am comfortable with the calculations, even if all the factors are accounted for; when we give Sam food or insulin (and sometimes when we do nothing at all) his BGL changes in wildly unexpected ways.”

Posted on 2022-02-18T06:40:16+0000