Just wanting to relate. I have Type 1 Diabetes and want to know if there are any other Type 1's out there as well! I'm still a student so advice would be awesome.
Jan 15, '13
I am an RN with Type 1 Diabetes. Was diagnosed right after graduating nursing school. Worked in the Operating room for 14 years. Took 2 insulin injections a day for several years. It was always tricky keeping blood sugars in line with the crazy schedule of the OR. Eventually started using an insulin pump and made life so much easier. Don't know which treatment you are using but for me the pump definitely works better with a nurses schedule. Didn't matter if I got stuck scrubbed in all day and didn't get lunch relief. Always had a bag of jolly ranchers with me and if ever needed had access to juice and crackers as well. My peers took great care of me. Have been out of nursing for 10 years now raising family and looking to start back soon. Hoping to work on the floor as my only experience is the OR. Being a nurse with diabetes is very doable!! Just let everyone know so they can look out for you but also be prepared for the constant interest in your disease and advise on what and what not to eat!
Last edit by favoritemumsy on Jan 15, '13