Thursday, November 18, 2010

Let me tell you a story

Once upon a time there was a pancreas.

Inside this pancreas lived some Islet Cells.

They were happy productive cells, until one day a villain took over all the islet cells and made them stop producing insulin.

After some time a few individual islet cells grew tired of the villain's oppression. They decided they would make insulin despite the villain. So our happy hero islet cell secreted a little insulin.

Meanwhile the sweet young type 1 girl who housed this pancreas and it's islet cell hampering villain, continued to pump insulin into her body via a Medtronic insulin pump.

All the extra insulin from our hero islet cell, made her blood sugar very very low. She ate glucose tabs,

She drank juice,

She ate candy,
But nothing would bring her blood sugar up. 

Then all of a sudden, the evil villain found out what the happy hero islet cell had done and punished him severely. Then the sweet young type 1 girl's blood sugars went back to normal. Now she may think this all happen for no good reason, but we know better. 

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