February's question for consideration (and blogging, and discussion, and videos...) is:
Imagine that the extra day in February that comes around every leap year was a day without diabetes. What would you do?
I find it almost impossible to imagine, and I'm sure I couldn't stop worrying about my blood sugar, no matter what. But it's still interesting to ponder... I think I'd wake up and laugh, then cry, and laugh, and cry .... And then I'd go to a restaurant and have waffles with butter and syrup. And then .... I don't know
What would you do? Write your thoughts below, or write a blog about it and post the link in the discussion feed below!
I am so encouraged to hear that you have been Type 1 for 54 years and are still enjoying life. I hope one day I will be able to say the same.
I kind of feel similarly to Lee: What would I do with a day free of diabetes? Pretty much what I (try to) do every day with diabetes: Live my life as fully and happily as I can! I don't really do anything differently with my life because of D.
That being said, I need to clarify that I'm not an athletic person, never have been, never will be..lol.So I don't experience the struggle with activities and blood sugars many talk about. I've only been diagnosed for five years, so I'm not burnt out on diabetes care, and I'm partly retired so I have the time to do it all without feeling stressed. I haven't eaten sugar for 17 years, don't eat junk food (or have any desire to). Sure I limit pasta, rice and cereal, but I eat very well,and enjoy cooking and eating, and do occasionally have those foods when I'm out. So there's nothing I'm just dying to run out and do that I can't do right now...with diabetes!
I would do something physical maybe skiing or hiking in a beautiful green forest near a rocky river, snorkeling would be cool and I would only eat when I was hungry. I would raise my hands to the sky and smile gratefully for the opportunity to live free without the braindead stupidity of lows or the polution of being high.
Hopefuly I would save all tears for my return to reality. There's a world out there and I try not to let T-1 stop me but walking that T-1 tight rope 24 hours a day makes everthing a challenge.
I would put on my leotard and tights and dance, dance, dance without worrying about going low or high or getting kicked out of class because I needed to stop and test. Maybe I'd drive down to Chi to take a class without worrying about going low just as I hit the Dan Ryan and the Loop. I'd stick my driver's licence and some $$ in my jean's back pocket. No need for the backpack full of supplies. And on the way home, I'd get a banana split.
I would definitely go skiing. I haven't managed to figure out how to balance my carbs and insulin with a demanding exercise. Put me on skiis on top of a mountain on a sunny spring day. Oh that would be heaven!
God himself wouldn't be able to prevent me from skiing. It's for sure do-able with diabetes.
I'd spend the day hiking through the mountains! It's not something I normally do because walking makes me low, there's too much stuff to carry around, etc.
Nothing much different. Might eat a few more cookies, though.
This was a great question.....When I was thinking and writing, I actually got lost in the dream and could imagine the feeling of contentment without the hassles of doing. Thanks Emily because for a brief moment in my day, I wasn't a T1!!!
Simple : have some liquor on Fri eve. to celebrate the weekend ( as I did prior to diagnosis ) ...on the other hand ...would taste toooooo sweet ??