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Diabetes is like a box of chocolates

Cherise Shockley
By: Diabetic_Iz_Me

I was diagnosed with Type 1.5/LADA in June of 2004.  The first 3 years of my diabetic life I was on glipizide and metformin.  I switched to insulin in January 2008.  I decided to switch from MDI's (mutiple daily injections) to the Omnipod insulin delievery system.  In May 2008, I started pumping insulin and blogging about diabetes.  I am a featured blogger at DiabetesDaily.com.  I am also very active in the Diabetes Online Community. 

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Posted: Dec 1, 2009 22:28
  • Diabetes is like a box of chocolates



    Diabetes is like a box of Chocolates

    Today, I had a taste for chocolate. I am shocked that I actually had a taste for chocolate; I really don't like it. I walked in my Supervisors office, there was a box of chocolates sitting on her desk. I wonder if I could figure out which one had caramel in the middle. I took a bite of a few and still nothing. I finally settled on a piece a chocolate, almonds with caramel in the middle. Gross, not what I wanted but curved the craving.

    While I was walking back to my desk I thougtht about Diabetes. Diabetes reminds me alot of a box a chocolates. I try to reach for the "perfect" number but sometimes no matter how many test I do or what foods I try to avoid- I can never find the "perfect" number. Do I get upset ? Yes! I try to figure out what and why; most of the time I grunt, bolus and move on.

    After all diabetes is like a box of chocolate, You never know what glucose reading your going to get. 


    Be Blessed


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  • By: Diabetic_Iz_Me: Dec, 17, 2009 23:31 PM


    Thank you! I diabetes can be an ugly thing to some people but you know what? I am a live and I try not to complain about it.  I get frustrated sometimes but for the most part I'm a happy camper. As far as the "perfect number" lol no such thing-one day my blood glucose levels can be smooth sailing and the next day they can be all over the place. 

    I did read an article about PWD's driving but I didn't save the article.  :( I'll see if I can find it for you and post it.

    By: spark: Dec, 10, 2009 16:56 PM

    Wow Cherise-

    That's quite a beautiful way of putting the struggle of maintaing BG levels.. I especially enjoy the fact that you're comparing it to chocolate of all things.. :)

    How goes the search for the "perfect number"? Also, I had come across an article a few days ago (I wish I had saved the link but alas, it is lost..) which talked about a study conducted on diabetic drivers.  The study apparently revealed that those who rigidly followed the BG monitoring regulations set by the DMV/RMV (or something) were actually more prone to getting into accidents than those who were more lax with their blood testing.  Have you heard about this by any chance?


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