Goodbye Normalcy, Hello Emotional Roulette

Who among us can remember the days before our diabetes diagnosis?  Back when we were “normal” — meaning we could eat and do as we pleased without a single thought involving glucose, carbohydrates, medications, or complications?

Emotion_3Nowadays we carry our meds and our monitoring devices.  We look at food as a math equation.  We have good days and bad days — temperate days, and days where we’re riding the Glucose Roller Coaster, which always makes one cranky, to say the least.  We think a lot about improving our A1c results. 

And all the while, the emotional roulette wheel keeps a’spinning.  We never know just where it’s going to land. 

At least that’s how I see it.  Does any of this strike a chord?  Read my October dLife column and let me know.    

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4 Responses

  1. Johnboy
    Johnboy October 3, 2006 at 9:17 am | | Reply

    I definitely look at food as a math equation. You got me on that one!

  2. Tom
    Tom October 3, 2006 at 9:37 am | | Reply


    Great article. Food as a math equation, the emotional wheel spinning, not knowing where it will land … thank you for the great article …

  3. Sarah
    Sarah October 3, 2006 at 5:25 pm | | Reply

    When I have low blood sugars, I am EXCEEDINGLY crabby. When I have high blood sugars I am EXCEEDINGLY hungry (get outta my way and don’t you DARE touch that brownie hungry). My pump can’t store all the carb ratios I need to keep, so I have to do a lot of math in my head. Sounds like you hit the nail on the head here!

  4. Laura
    Laura October 4, 2006 at 5:55 am | | Reply

    Great article. I was so happy to read the part about struggling to balance your monitor atop your purse to check your sugar in the store! Oh how many times have I done that and felt that I was the ONLY ONE EVER to have to do it. Thanks for making me feel not so alone!

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