I am angry. I am angry that I was tossed aside in America to have contrainindications. Loosing limbs, kidney failure, blood transfusions. . . . all were to be my future. The more I learn from the Norwegian healthcare system the more upset I feel.
I believe healthcare is a right. Why should the rich be able to live while I have to suffer and die because I cannot afford insulin costs in the US? I am angry. Are you angry?
Treatment in Norway
I am being treated here in Norway. I do not know what would lie ahead for me if changes had not been made and quickly to my diabetic regime. My blood sugar numbers were dangerous. I am on an insulin pump as well as insulin pens now after my hospital stay. I am taking so much insulin! I no longer know how or what to eat. The hospital recommended I see a nutritionist. I am seriously thrilled to see a professional that knows how to work with gastroparesis as well as diabetes. I`m getting answers.
Did I mention the head doctor at the hosptial thought I was type 2? UGHHHHHHH. It is something I will have to get used to being called. I am not too happy to be labelled type 2. This is probably due to the stigma that you did it to yourself if you have type 2. I am fed up with people (including doctors) blaming me for this. I eat better than most people I know.
Well friends, medical problems have become a way of life for me. I just am glad to be in Norway now.