I often think about what it would be like to not
have Type 1 diabetes just for one day. Honestly, I know I'm supposed to say I'd run around drinking soda and eating sour patch kids all day, but I think I'd just spend all day thinking about my blood sugar!
It would be so hard to believe and trust that my body really was regulating itself. To wake up in the morning and not need to check my blood sugar before taking my dog for a long walk? To eat breakfast and not take an injection? To go to the gym and not check before and after and be thinking about it during?
Like we all know, it's such a 24/7 disease. Constantly changing. Constantly needing our attention...
I don't know if I could suddenly go from managing Type 1 diabetes to just letting my body take care of itself...even for one day. All day long, I would feel like I was missing something! Forgetting something! I'd continue to check my blood sugar "just to make sure" that everything really was working the way it's supposed to.
A body that actually takes care of itself and manages its own blood sugar? I couldn't imagine!
On the other hand, imagine the amount of brain-energy I'd have left over if I weren't spending so much energy thinking about diabetes all day long?! I could finally focus on running for president ;)