Ha I don't actually know, the D feels like such an intrinsic part of my life now. It drives so much of what I do and how I structure my life, from how and when I exercise, to what I eat, how much I sleep.. It kind of makes me much more driven and focused than I would be if I didn't have it I think? How sad is that ha..
I guess I would have an absolutely monstrous food blow out.. Go down to the bakery down the road and lay into the fresh sourdough bread,doughnuts ha... Get some fresh pasta. Buy a bundle of fresh fruit.
Book some flying lessons, I have always wanted to learn to fly but am not allowed to due to diabetes.
Then I think I would book a holiday somewhere for a while and just completely unwind, eat what I want, drink what I want, sleep when I want and just gently wash away all the tension and anxiety that diabetes can bring..
Damn, hope is a dangerous thing ha..
Why not have the food blow out anyway,(once in awhile) with a little extra insulin to cover it? Then test every hour or so aftewards to make sure you covered the carbs right and...Voila!-you don't need to feel so deprived with diabetes! Of course, it would be a good idea to compensate with a little extra exercise as well, but then so-called healthy people who have food blow outs should be doing that too!
Try to help others achieve the same.
Don't know. Thought honestly doesn't interface with my mind in any graspable way.
I think I've done a good job excluding any hope for so long, for me at least. I can see (and encourage!) others benefiting from prevention/cure research but just cannot grok that it could ever help me.
not much different except i won't be on a first name basis w/ the pharmacist anymore
that's funny cause it's so true. my pharmacist knows me by name, frickin in there like once a week, syringes, one vial, new vial, test strips, pens..
Same here. I've tried to coordinate my prescriptions so I could go in once a month to pick them up, but I never seem to run out of things at the same time, so I end up going once every week or two.
I would miss my pharmacist and pharmacy staff. I would miss telling them I am there to pick up my cold 6 pack.
Lol! So true! Not only the pharmacist, but all the staff as well... Thanks, this post made me smile.
Great question, I've thought about it for some time and now I'm in an excellent mood.
I would throw a party with some friends and get really drunk. And after I wake up with a huge hangover, I'd measure my bg and I would see a great number like 90 or something. And probably, that's the point when I start crying like a baby. Furthermore, I would go to a fancy restaurant with my parents and ask for the meal with the most carbs. And ofcourse, I'd go to the beach and I wouldn't get strange looks cause there is no pumpsite anymore. (the only reason they'd look twice now is my perfect body...) But well, let's face reality, I'm rambling a bit so I better check my bloodglucose.
hate to burst your drunken ( :) )bubble.. your liver is what puts glucose into the blood to be used for energy... when a diabetic drinks alcohol the liver stop putting glucose into the blood and storing it while it is processing the alcohol... when the alcohol is done being processed the liver dumps all that stored glucose into the blood creating a hangover...
hangovers are attributed to excessively high BG.. in diabetic and non-diabetics alike..
it is important to know that as a diabetic you can experience a drop in your BG just after drinking alcohol.. so test often.. :) enjoy your drinks but be safe.. :)
eat drink and sleep, when I want too, not when Insulin allows me to. :-)