I decided to use one of the wildcard topics today. The topic of the day is Keep it to Yourself and I don’t tend to hold back anything about diabetes! I selected the Diabetes Personified Wildcard instead.
If you could personify your diabetes or that of your loved one, what would it be like? What would it look like, what would it say, what kind of personality would it have? Use your imagination and feel free to use images, drawings, words, music, etc. to describe it. (Thank you Reva of Type ONEderful for this topic suggestion.)
The first thing to pop into my head with that one was crazy person! Diabetes certainly has a mind of its own and doesn’t follow any rules. I guess you could say that it even takes meds and still doesn’t follow any rules!
It is crazy to do the exact same thing 10 different times and have 10 totally different results.
It is crazy that a change in the weather means you need to adjust your insulin.
It is crazy that combining two different foods completely changes what they would do to your blood sugar individually.
It is totally crazy that a high carb food like pizza takes hours to hit your system and make your blood sugar go up hours later, not when you first eat it.
It is crazy that you can drop low and do your normal routine but not remember any of it. I used to get up, test my blood sugar, go downstairs and put my meter and insulin pens on the table, take the dog out, come in the door and open the blind closest to the door, turn the news on and walk in the kitchen and make coffee. I passed out one morning and the only thing I remembered was the alarm going off and testing my blood sugar. My meter was on the table, the blind was open, the news was on and the coffee was made – I “guess” I took the dog out but I don’t remember doing any of it.
It is crazy that you need a different carb ratio for breakfast than you do for dinner.
It is crazy that you can’t squeeze enough blood out of your finger for your test strip to work, but you can manage to get blood all over everything.
Diabetes is just crazy!