Heres a good one, to keep hopes up. When your cured what will you do? Think about it... if one day bam... no diabetes. What would you do?

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nah.......eat pie!

I'd probably keep checking my bloods just because I'd be nervous that it wasn't really true.

use the time I take blood and plan meals to take a nap.

Well, once I was convinced it was true (and that it was just me, not a global thing), I'd probably find someone to donate my stash of D-supplies to, someone who still needs it. Then I'd wonder what other ailments might go away that I could blame D for (will my vision improve? will my hair grow back? and other unmentionables).

I don't think I'd indulge a sweet tooth too much, since I don't have much of one to begin with, and my biggest fear is being cured, binging on ice cream and cheesecake, and dying of a heart attack.

I wouldn't know what to do. I mean I've been a diabetic almost my whole life. I guess I would try to help others understand that this isn't a disease or something bad. I would probably travel a lot more too. Just to get out and see the world. But I just can't imagine my life without this.

I would drink and eat recklessly just to test it out first, assuming I wouldn't strike DKA right after that, if all is well. I would burn, smash up, shoot my test meter, or run it over, and never look back at it again.

I hate this disease

Honestly, just going through a day without having to use insulin would feel like walking on the moon for me. Or test my blood sugar. I won't really gorge out on cheesecake or something - but, if I wanted to have something extra, I wouldn't have to think about blood sugar numbers or any of that stuff.

Just one normal day would be reward enough.

Hopefully this doesn't always remain just a dream - we have to make it a reality. Hopefully, soon.

Optimism: when you have evidence (something you can see and touch) that assures you that things are going to get better..
Hope: when you rely on faith (non tangible) that assures you that things are going to get better...
the evidence show that it is going to be a battle because the drug companies and the test strip companies and the pump companies are fighting to keep any cure from ever coming about..it would put them out of business... and the profit margins are so high...
so what we have left is hope..
there is a great book for those of you experiencing diabetes maintenance exhaustion...as you know, you can't take a vacation from diabetes...polinskys book: diabetes burnout is great...

HAHAHAHAHaHaHaHaHaHaHahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa! I am not even going to dream of the answer to this one. ;) When I am cured, they will be laying me to rest. I will leave my pump behind.

I would go travelling to remote places, far from civilization and enjoy my journey not worrying about diabetes supplies and diet.

Definitely not a bad idea. The biggest pain when it comes to traveling for me is figuring out my insulin situation. How much I need, how do I keep it safe, how can I get some if something goes wrong, etc.

One big bowl of frosted mini wheats. Gotta love 'em.

Linda

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