Day 7 - Dream a little dream - life after a cure. To wrap up Diabetes Blog Week, let’s pretend a cure has been found. We are all given a tiny little pill to swallow and *poof* our pancreases are back in working order. No side effects. No more insulin resistance. No more diabetes. Tell us what your life is now like. Or take us through your first day celebrating life without the Big D. Blog about how you imagine you would feel if you no longer were a Person With Diabetes.
The Cure a bit tough. The big hair, the make-up . . . you just don't see lead singers like that anymore. I used to play them all the time when I deejayed in college. I wouldn't exactly say I had the Goth thing going on, but I do remember wearing black nail polish and black lipstick on occasion.
What??? Not The Cure? But A cure . . . for diabetes? Yeah, well, when I was coming up with post topics this seemed like a fun way to end Diabetes Blog Week on a high note. But as I sit down to write this post, it's tough - so I resort to smart-ass humor. Because, to be honest, I don't believe I'll see a cure.
Don't get me wrong - I do believe in a cure. I believe the children with diabetes now will see a cure - it's the reason I still do diabetes walk-a-thons. I just stopped believing in a cure before my time runs out.
Let's say I'm wrong. Let's say one day, I'm cured. What would I do? I think I'd automatically calculate the carbs in my meal before realizing I didn't need to. I think I'd panic when my pump wasn't hanging from my hip before realizing I don't wear a pump anymore. I think I'd reach for my meter for my pre-dinner blood sugar check before realizing my fingers are now a lancet-free zone. I think I'd wake up thirsty in the middle of the night and worry I am high before realizing my blood sugar is always normal now and my house is just dry. All of the things I do to manage diabetes have worked their way seamlessly into my life and doing them has become second nature. I would be overjoyed not to have to do them anymore. But I'm pretty sure I'll always have to and most of the time I am okay with that.
So yes, a cure would be awesome. But I know I'll be fine without one. And at least I'll always be lucky enough to have the D-OC!