Wow ! Came home after a 5 hr motorbike ride to find a house full of friends dropped in on a Sunny day complete with screaming kids ! Of course the beer and wine flowed but by the time I realised what was going on the snacks were out and I was 30 some.thing bg wise ! For a couple of hours thought I was living the pre D DREAM ! A slight slip up but damn it felt good ! Njoy life
Is it worse or better to actually remember pre-D days? There’s several in this group like me who were diagnosed so young we don’t know of life without diabetes. And others who were diagnosed after having aready experienced life without.
Is it better to know what you’ve ‘lost’ (or perhaps long-term mislaid), or never to have known and therefore not know what you’ve missed?
Good question . I personally loved the “good old days ” and would go back happily. Pre D for me was not having to think about everything that passed my gums messing me up ! Better not to have known ? Tough one that .
@Tim – oh, absolutley. No point in crying over spilt milk and all that. But is it harder to get on with it (on a mental level, I guess) knowing what you once had? It strikes me that (for me) it would be, so I count myself as lucky in that respect.
@annette – I honestly don’t know, obviously I was never diagnosed young, so, like you, I can’t compare my experience with anything else. I’ve never really gnashed my teeth at being diagnosed (aside from a few episodes in the early days) – you just get on with the metaphoric cards you’re dealt with.
Enjoy life! That’s the message up at the top there. I reckon if that sometimes means breaking a rule, or forgetting there are any rules, and dealing with the consequences later, then that’s what we should do, and not beat ourselves up over it. Incidentally, I used to sometimes relax into the high blood sugar stupor that came from lots of chocolate and not enough insulin and pretend I was on drugs. Much cheaper. Pump now, much more well behaved. And enjoying life more.
I did get very p off with the world when i was first diagnosed but then i was 22 so i obviously looked at the world differently.I wouldn’t go as far to say i’ve grown up now mind. i used to play a lot of sport and i tried to play when i was well enough but it was hard and not the same as you had your blood sugar and the like on your mind all the time and not what you were supposed to be doing..
I can understand people getting throughly fed up with our marvellous daily ritual especially younger people but as far as i’m concerned that post from Caroline is the best description ever. 110% agree