We love this powerful post by warrior @madisonmarie_t1d and are honored she uses Vial Safe to protect her precious insulin!Posted @withregram • @madisonmarie_t1d This is a slight glimpse at my life. Do you truly know and understand what it means to be a TYPE ONE diabetic? I have had this awful disease for 8 1/2 years and I still don’t.
I do know that the contents of these bottles is what keeps me alive. Dramatic? Not one bit. If I went without insulin for, I don’t know, say 24 hours, what do you think would happen? Death. How scary is that? Do you want to know what is even more scary? The price to keep me and so many others alive. One 10 mL vial costs on average $351. One vial lasts me two weeks, three if I’m lucky. I put the insulin into my external pancreas, the @tandemdiabetes tslim. I will share more about my pump and my continuous glucose monitor, @dexcom another time.
I am NOT writing this post for anyone to “feel sorry for me” or anything of that sort. I think that it is so important for everyone to become educated about diabetes; type 1 vs type 2, the cost, the way my blood sugar affects my WHOLE body, how easily anyone can die from this disease, how it can lead to permanent damage to so many parts of my body, that many times I HAVE TO eat sugar, and the list goes on. If you see a type one diabetic while you’re out, show them an act of kindness. If you see someone post about being a t1d, send them an uplifting message. We deal with so many unseen things. Everyday is battle with my own body. 💙
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