Diabetes can sure bring some crazy moments. So tell us your Top 3 craziest D related stories! If you can’t think of three, don’t worry. We’re just as happy with one or two.
What’s crazy about diabetes?
It’s a perfectionist, unforgiving, temperamental, anything that I would despise in a person I’m living with. In case of a person, if I absolutely can’t stand him or her, I’d just let him go. If he doesn’t want to go, he will. I can divorce him again, if I have to. There are plenty of options; not so with diabetes.
Diabetes is yours for life, whether you like it or not. Not that it matters, because it’s with you anyway.
No vacations from it and no time off, you take it or — wait a minute, you can’t leave it — so you just take it. If I am just a little bit off, like skipping a snack or having my supper late, in the morning my BG number is up. Still in the normal range but my usual numbers are lower than that.
It’s like feeding a monster inside me, giving him just the right food, in the right amount, at the right time frame. A little bit off, and the next thing I know, this crazy monster is acting up. Isn’t that something?
My friends had a party, and I couldn’t eat most of what everyone else ate. Can’t have a wine cooler, high in carbs. Can’t have a hamburger, too much of a fat content. Ketchup is off limits, too many carbs. Couldn’t have a cake although was tempted. Oh the temptation, it was just about eating me up alive. I was mostly munching on my granola bar while sipping some iced tea and felt like an ugly duckling.
To add insult to injury, some folks don’t understand a thing about diabetes. They think I’m being too extreme in watching my diet. A little bit won’t hurt, they say. Right, tell this to my diabetes.
Isn’t that crazy? And oh, the communication with diabetes is completely a one-way street. Like do it my way or no way.
Bottom line: everything about diabetes is absolutely crazy. The worst part is that I’m stuck with it, and there’s no way out.
I’ve written this post as a participant in Diabetes Blog Week 2015. Follow #DBlogWeek on Twitter for the latest updates from the event and participants.