So today marks 5 years with Type 1 Diabetes. I could write a long post about my feelings, living with diabetes, how I am living strongly, blah, blah, blah....I am not saying these things are not true or important, I just don't feel like being serious today...today I feel like being funny, and forgetting that diabetes related mishaps awarded me with about 4 hours of sleep last night!
Lately I have been hooked on watching Demetri Martin on Netflix. He does this funny sketch called "Good, Bad, Interesting" go here to see a clip of this segment...
So I decided to do some "Good, Bad, Interesting"
Low Blood Sugar
Good: when you want to eat a cupcake
Bad: while driving
Interesting: when it makes your tongue numb
High Blood Sugar
Good: when you really want to exercise
Bad: when you are starving
Interesting: when you just finished running 3 miles or haven't eaten anything, or better yet, when you first wake up in the morning
Good: for opening doors
Bad: for pump infusion sites
Interesting: when they break and leave you locked in the bathroom
Good: for injecting insulin
Bad: for stepping on
Interesting: when someone thinks you have a drug problem because of your full sharps container
Good: for delivering insulin
Bad: when attempting to wear a dress
Interesting: when someone wants to use it to make a phone call
Good: for living
Bad: when it is hot outside
Interesting: when someone wonders why you smell like band-aids
Good: checking your blood sugar
Bad: fighting with the insurance company over how many test strips you "really" need
Interesting: because used ones end up in the weirdest places and finding one in the fish aquarium is just baffling
Good: because they taste good and provide fuel
Bad: for screwing with blood sugars
Interesting: when they don't come with a label and swagging (guessing the number of carbs in a food) ensues
Good: for blood sugars and waistlines
Bad: for your couch (it gets lonely)
Interesting: when you have to take everything but the kitchen sink (meter, test strips, glucose tabs, snacks, water, ID, phone, etc) with you to the gym/on a walk/on a jog.
Good: supporting you and helping to manage this difficult journey
Bad: when they are the diabetes police
Interesting: because who doesn't have an interesting family member?
Do you have any "Good, Bad Interesting" things to add?