Monday, May 24, 2010

Fear Factor, x 100

What is it like?

It's like strapping on a jumpsuit and doing things out of anyone's comfort zone each and every day of our lives. We all have things that take us there..a brutal gym workout, an exhaustive medication regimen,an evening with the Food Nazi's. What scares me might not scare you, and vice versa. For me, it's bolusing for carbs. Each and every day of my life, I jump off that (alligorical) building, trusting that everything will work out..the parachute(aka carbs) will slow the descent, the Dexcom will navigate me to a good postmeal,and that other things won't pop up to complicate the whole landing process. Most times it works, sometimes, I crash and burn. The fact that you've done it a million times without incident doesn't make up for the hundreds of times you haven't. Because the bad thing is knowing that you may not get it right, and it's not like practice makes perfect, diabetes can change on a whim.You just have to trust there is a ground,and the risks are quite low that anything will happen.The goal is to try to minimize those times you crash and burn.(double-checking carb counts,glucose & extra supplies on hand) Diabetes is one heck of alot scarier then even skydiving.


Cara said...

Seeing how I have a HUGE fear of falling (i.e. heights), I'm not sure I completely agree...however, I totally understand. My mom & I were just talking the other day about how you can do everything "right" and it will still not work out the way we'd want.

meanderings said...

I don't do the heights thing either but yeah, it's a game where losing can be dreadful.

Scott K. Johnson said...

I love this post.

George said...

You are right, Diabetes is scarier than most things people fear.

Great post.