Saturday, November 15, 2008
When you have diabetes, you get used to the "quirks" that are part of your daily life. It is not until someone from the "outside" world looks in, and questions, that you notice things just may not be normal.
Little things I do not notice anymore. The test strips on the floor of the car, in every backpack I own. Stashes of sugar in jacket pockets, parcels of infusion sets and AAA batteries in my house, my car, my workplace, my garage, my friends' houses....where people would have nail-polish and makeup in their bathroom cupboards, I have lancets and alcohol swabs. This is my normal.
I realized the humor when my parents were over the weekend. I was talking to my mother in my bedroom, and she looked under the head of me bed. She was confused, and could not figure out what she was looking at. To me, it was easy.....a jar of jelly beans. She said "why do you have a jar of jelly beans under your bed???". I was amazed at the question. Why does this seem strange? The pure simplicity of treating a low without having to get out of bed! No stumbling down the stairs.....no fumbling for food....and best of all, it keeps me from eating the entire box of cereal at 3am :)
Those jelly beans are rarely visited, and often end up stale and hard as little stones, but they are my normal. It is interesting to see my world through someone elses eyes.....
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Well fall is going to be over soon. I am seeing the evidence of winter slowly approaching. I had a great fall - travels all over North America, many great hikes and walks on the beach.....drives to see the colors....the only task left is to rake the leaves in the yard! Any takers? I love the yard full of maple trees........the one downfall (no pun intended!)
My mother asked me what I wanted to Christmas. That was the real indication winter was near......she laughed when I told her "Glucose sensors". I am 100% true with that request. Anyone without medical coverage for their sensors would agree that sensors would be the ultimate Christmas gift. It is hard to squeeze them in to the budget, but worth every penny......
Happy world diabetes day tomorrow ..........