Monday, September 22, 2008


Things have been pretty busy around here lately. Pea and I are starting to feel like the only time we see each other is when we collapse glassy-eyed in front of the TV. So yesterday we decided to take time out for an adventure to our favorite playground for grown-ups, Mohegan Sun Casino. Pea's game of choice is Roulette, while I'm more of a Slot Machine girl.

Oddly enough, I couldn't help but compare the one-armed-bandit to my blood glucose monitor. They both sing out to me - with a Ling-Ling-Ling from the slots and a Beep-Beep from my monitor. I feed shiny round quarters into one, and red droplets into the other. Then I wait patiently for the results. Sometimes I'm up. Sometimes I'm down. When I break even, I consider that I've won!

Are there days when you feel like you have as much control over your blood sugar as you do over the slot machine reels? Sometimes it's all just feels like a gamble to me. With the slots, I try to cash out when I'm ahead. I wish diabetes had a "collect your winnings" button too. Instead, I just keep feeding in those red droplets.

Yesterday was a good day. I hit the jackpot on both counts. I ended the day with an extra $200 in my pocket and a daily blood sugar average of 108. I hope Lady Luck decides to stick around for a while!!


  1. Yeah some days this disease feels like a gamble. And some days you win, some days you don't.

    Here's to Lady Luck being on your side!!! ;-)
    Keep up the good work, you're doing great!

  2. i'm with you. my dad used to call my glucometer back in the day the no armed bandit.

    sounds like a great day though!

  3. Since you're paying for the test strips, you're putting in quarters and red drops. Too bad someone hasn't come out with a meter that gives you the same feedback. Wouldn't it be great if it cheered you when you had a great reading or even better - you get money back!


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