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!

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Oh boy Emily! First I'd hide all the D stuff so I couldn't see it, then rip out my ifusion set and dex sensor and get have a looooooong, hot bath with a side of chocolate bonbons while my home made mac 'n' cheese is cooking. My restaurant meal would be an all-you-can-eat sushi bar with red bean buns and load of dumplings!

Geez, now I'm hungry.

Oh man, great minds think alike jrtpup! I was thinking rip out the dex and take a long hot lavendar salt whirlpool bath up to my neck while eating valentine's candy!!!

Then I would head to the nearest seafood restaurant and eat fried shrimp and hush puppies with cajun rice!! Finished off with fruit cobbler and ice cream...yummm

Course now I'm feeling kind of sick just thinking about the food hangover from eating all that...

OMG, that sounds like such a good day. I want your day, jrtpup!!

Me too Emily LOL

I honestly don't know what I'd do.

I agree with Doris.

If it wasn't in Feb (why can't leap year add an extra day in June), I'd run around outside barefoot! As long as we're dreaming, it can also be 80 degrees in Feb where I live:)

I'd stuff myself with Chinese dim sum (love dumplings!) & then go out for Indian food with friends. Need to share the joy with beloved friends.

Oooo & enjoy all the extra time not spent on D stuff.

OK, for my fantasy, all calories will also be suspended for one day. ;0)

First of all, ditto on the walking barefoot outside -- even in February, I'd love to run down to Shilshole Beach and feel sand squish between my toes. Then I'd go up to the top of Golden Gardens -- or maybe over to one of the golf courses -- and just walk around feeling the grass tickle my toes.

Then I'd go for a swim without my pool shoes or ear drops and not worry about getting skin infections or ear infections. Just alternate between the pool and the hot tub, and run barefoot into the showers and locker room and sauna with no foot-care worries.

After my beach and pool activities, I'd wander over to Red Mill for a burger, fries and a hand-made shake -- just real, good old-fashioned American food like my grandmother used to serve at her cafe when I was a kid.

Then I'd go get a pedicure -- again, not worrying about a stranger handling my feet and possibly nicking my toes or giving me a dangerous infection. I'd get cherry-red toe polish and walk around window-shopping downtown in strappy sandals showing off my fancy toes and giving no thought to glass or splinters on the sidewalk.

In the early evening I'd flip a coin and decide between Jambalaya or Crawfish Étouffée at the New Orleans Creole Restaurant, with Bananas Foster and café au lait for dessert.

I'd stop on my way home to stare at the moon with unblurry vision -- a first in a very long time -- and probably cry because it would be so pretty.

Safely back home, I'd put my feet up and admire my toes while watching a movie, snacking on a handful of chocolate-covered macadamia nuts and sipping an Amaretto and cream. Before the clock struck midnight, I'd sigh with contentment, fulling savoring that I didn't have to weigh, measure, count, calculate, test, inject, log or do anything else diabetes-related for an entire day -- all with zero guilt and zero fear. Heaven.

I like your fantasy Jean! :)

I would want to be waking up on a cruise ship in the Bahamas. First thing when I wake up throw all diabete supplies overboard. Next head to the morning buffet and have pastries and belgium waffles until my heart is content. After this go hang out on the beach for awhile. After the beach then the lunch buffet with pizza and fries and lots of ice cream with chocolate syrup. Rest up for a high carb dinner and then the chocolate buffet that night. At midnight I will be going for a swim in the ocean looking for my diabete supplies.

LOL. I'm with you Uniboy!!

Ooooh lovely, fresh cream and strawberries with the waffles. Ditch the pizza and go straight for the desert with lashings of ice cream. Other than that I am with you all the way.




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