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 know what I'm doing. http://www.frizbian.com/2012/02/diabetes-free-day/
Thanks for the blog topic.
I would dance in the shower. Twirl and twirl like no tubing is attached to me. And then I would go out to sushi and enjoy not pretending I could count however many carbs that was.
What a dream! But I love to dream about a better world so I can't dream of a day without you my so sweet type 1. So no insulins, no glucometers, no carbs to count...well... oh! I will go to the best "Pâtisserie" of my town and eat all those such pretty cakes,...this one please and the others, just behind the first one. Maybe a small voice inside my brain will tell me "Brigitte you eat too much, and you forget to do your injection, please stop ! NO because today I'm FREE. But it's only a dream and what a dream!
I would probably get up and check my BG b/c I am so used to doing it. Then after looking at the calendar I would realize this is my D free day. The only thing I would indulge in is a piece of lemon-merengue pie with a graham cracker crust. That used to be my favorite and I haven't had it since I was dx'ed. The other food that I eat now I do like and wouldn't add anything else.
I can almost taste the pie. Yum !!!!
lol wake up and test and be happy that your sugars are so good!
That's a good one! LOL...
I would drive farther than 3 miles down the road. My diabetes are linked to my seizures. Go to Chill and eat all the frozen yogurt that I wanted. I would go to the land of CandyLand and eat all the candy I wanted. I would go dance the night away and have a few drinks!
I would live my life without worry. I would not be concerned about being too low or too high. Did I pack all of the supplies with me to leave home for XXX number of hours? Did I pack a snack?
Waffles sound good. Not sure I would go for them, maybe just a bowl of strawberries sprinkled with sugar. A nice tall glass of real 100% orange juice would be terrific! For me, any liquid form of sugar makes me so sick, I avoid it almost entirely. Maybe when I get my pump in a couple of weeks, I can have a glass (even a small one) now and then. I am about to get my 1st insulin pump ever. Decades of being a diabetic and I am going to be a Pumper! Wish me luck!
I know that I can do the exercise that i like or sports without worrying about lows along the way and eat whatever I want without worrying about how many carbs are in it or fat that may spike my glucose. I'd do the things that i like to do for fun and more.