Does anyone have great stories about diabetes and the fun and sun of the beach? As a land locked fellow, I do not have the best stories, But, I do recall one sort of funny one. After I was diagnosed at age 17, I decided to go to the Indiana dunes state park. The day was so hot and I dutifully placed my insulin injection and a spare in a cooler and headed out to the beach.
As the day got hotter and the beach more crowded, I decided to go in the water, when I came back a park ranger was near my little spread. He siad someone had reported a drug sale on the beach. i reported that I am a diabetic and had an insulin syringe, so I opened the cooler, and there in place of my insulin was a summer sausage the size of Baltimore. I immediately went into panic mode. the officer laughed and told my my cooler had been switched at the place were one changes into swim suits. He told me where my insulin was and requested that I return the summer sausage to its rightful owner. When I took it back, I got my insulin and had a heck of a party with a German speaking family who were spending the day at the beach. Really all I understood, was that it was mistake of mistaken cooler, and they had their cold beer and two insulin syringes, instead of a ripe summer sausage. .
I had a heck of the day and upon departure, they insisted I take the remainder of the sausage as a token of our new friendship.
Of course after a day on a hot beach, I tossed the sausage, but still think of it whenever I see people eating those things.