Monday, November 01, 2010

Band-Aids

I put a band-aid on my butt today because the Lantus shot lead to bleeding (hope that doesn't mess up my numbers for the next 24 hours). The band-aid was partially pulled off when I went to the bathroom a little later and I had a panicky, did-I-pull-my-sensor-off moment. Fortunately not.

In honor of November being diabetes month, I'm gonna give you a post with a fun fact every day. I promise none of them will be anything other than facts.

Fact 1: Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in Major League Baseball, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 38, which was his final year in the majors (I have not been able to find out whether he was diagnosed shortly before or shortly after retiring).
He died of diabetes (heart attack) fifteen years later at the age of 53. By that time he had also lost a lot of his vision, also from diabetes.
His brothers Mack and Edgar were diagnosed with diabetes before he was; Mack died of diabetes related causes at age 88, and I can't find data on Edgar.

2 comments:

Wendy said...

WOW. Interesting! Looking forward to your facts!

Reyna said...

Happy Diabetes Awareness Month Jonah! I look forward to reading the "facts".