Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Numbers

In school I had 3 subjects that I hated with every little bit of passion in me. The first was Physical Education. I hated it. I used to fake sick at least twice a week just to keep from having to run or play volleyball or do whatever else was on the agenda for the day. I am not an athletic person. I am not even a very active person. I don't know why, but it is something that I am having to work daily to correct. It's a goal I struggle with all the time.

Another subject I hated was science. I just wasn't good at it, therefore, I didn't like it.

The last subject that I really hated was math. This was also something I was never really good at. Numbers and I just don't get along.

Yet in some weird way, numbers control my life.

-Blood sugar numbers

-Grams of carbs

-Insulin to carb ratios

-Basal rates

-Prescription numbers

-A1c

-Cholesterol

-Grams of fat

-Grams of fiber

Even my picture for today's post represents a number. The juice box that sits next to my bed in case of a nighttime low: 13 grams of carbs.

Numbers rule my world, yet they are something that I hate to think about. Something I hate to do. Ironic, isn't it?

7 comments:

Jillian said...

Ahh numbers do rule our worlds. I'm glad that they don't baffle me.

k2 said...

I hear you on the numbers thing sister! I never did well in math myself. How "ironicle" (yes I know it's not a word, but I'm a huge fan of Waiting for Guffman)that as diabetics we deal with numbers "Every day, Every Hour, Every Minute." It's required that we be good at math, but a large number of us hate it!
We just have to do our best and focus on achieving low numbers.
Hang in there!
Kelly Kunik

Amylia said...

I understand. I hated Math and was no good at Science and afraid of certain things in PhyEd. Grrrr...we come to terms with it, on our own terms and in our own time.

:)

Donna said...

Hi Cara,
I hated PE & Science, too! I didn't really like math in school, but I use it all day long at my job. It's funny - I don't mind the numbers at work, but I hate the numbers when it comes to my diabetes. Then math is a pain!

Wingman said...

At least the pump has a bolus wizard!

Cara said...

Jillian-Be very glad they don't baffle you!!! :)
k2-I sometime wonder if my distane of math comes from all the numbers in my life...
Amylia-I have somewhat some to terms with the Science. Its just too bad it was AFTER I got out of college... :)
Donna-I deal with numbers at work on a semi-regular basis. I don't mind them there either. I just hate the diabetes part!
Wingman-I actually thing my math skills have gone down since getting my pump! :)

Scott K. Johnson said...

I too hate math, and I think it's because of the D. Grrr.