Well, while having to cope with lack of energy due to this viral pneumonia – I missed out on being involved in Wednesday’s “D-bloopers” (my brain couldn’t really think of which blooper to tell about – too many over the past 40+ years). So, while I have some renewed energy, here I go with today’s topic of discussion. Can’t wait to read what others have to say – check it out them out at this link .
1) How when I drink water – that it squirts out the end of my fingers due to multiple vampire pricks over the past 30+ years of blood testing. I am like a fountain.
2) Wondering if I’ll wake up in the morning with a good blood sugar (5-7 mmol/l) or bad blood sugar (over 10 mmol/l). I’m anal about my blood sugars aren’t I?
3) Wondering what it’s like to be not be a diabetic – would it be any different then my life today as I play a game of poker at the casino each week?
4) Depression goes along with diabetes (am going through this at present – not fun at all).
5) Losing my eyesight – I wouldn’t be able to watch Glee or see Sprinkles the Diabetes Advocacy Unicorn!
6) How I wish my significant other could understand how diabetes affects me even after almost quarter of a century of ball and chain with him - he still doesn’t know when I’m low!
7) That diabetes is increasing in the our big blue marble population – according to WHO – 220 million people around the world have diabetes .
8) What diabetic doesn’t dream of eating without having to think about blood sugar control and all the other crap we have to worry about? I mean – imagine pigging out on bacon? (this one is for you George).
9) Low blood sugars – I can function even at 2.0 mmol/l – but it’s not good at all for any of us diabetics to go low like this (does it kill off brain cells I wonder?).
10) Other diabetics who ask for my advise – then tell me – they don’t have time to do what I do – they are too busy with work, etc. Meanwhile they are having eyesight problems, not able to feel things properly with their fingers , etc. It saddens me to no end (I couldn’t be a doctor – I think I’d have a nervous breakdown with patients like that).