A day off...

By ravenmoon33 Latest Reply 2012-01-04 15:31:50 -0600
Started 2011-06-18 22:13:02 -0500

Am I alone in wishing that diabetes gave you a day off? Just one day to not have to test/carb count/medicate…etc…etc…etc. I could so use a break!!

44 replies

jimLE 2012-01-04 15:31:50 -0600 Report

we found out back in september that my mom has type 2 diabetes.then 2 weeks later she ate a slice of ice box lemon marange pie.almost 2 weeks in hospital for that mistake.. we both watch her diet.make sure she uses the glucose meter each day like she's spose to.i even ask her if she's taken her morning meds..it'd be real nice if she could take a day off from them meds just for a day or 2..

nzingha 2012-01-04 06:05:55 -0600 Report

i tell my family and friends , when i find out that's its time to go…i shall be eating a sundae with ripe banana, nuts and whip cream on top… everyday till the end.. as my desert after lunch and supper! lol! yep.. so i'll have loads of day off when that time comes!

cindygal1 2012-01-03 22:48:39 -0600 Report

That would be wonderful, if it worked that way, but it doesn't. you have to stay on top of this disease, all of the time, thngs can change in a matter of hours, I am type 2 for over 23 years now, I would rather take my sugar, eat like I am suppose, it gets old, but it is something that you have to do. It would be nice, but doesn't come with this disease, but we can dream.. Have a great day, I would liketo be your friend.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-01-03 21:54:09 -0600 Report

Wow, that would be so awsome. Imagine eating what you want and doing what you like without having to do bg checks, meds, etc… Oh sorry, I was just dreaming of it:)

Kimmy87 2011-06-23 13:36:41 -0500 Report

aww am so on the same page as you …wunt mind a full 24 hr without it and havnt evn been diabetic that long its always there evn if u 4get for that short amount ov tym it soo creeps bk up on u

the diabetic camper
the diabetic camper 2011-06-21 12:31:19 -0500 Report

I had an 80%off day last saturday. I was outdoors with a pick axe trying to move rocks out of a trail I am builiding. I had pancakes for breakfast with lots of syrup and my blood sugars never were above 110 with no bolus and I had to turn my basal rate down 50%. Then for lunch I had tuna salad with chips and some gummy bears and a sugary ice cream pop and still no bolus because I did not get above 125 in the afternoon. Get out, and get active and you will lose weight and just about have a day off from diabetes. www.thediabeticcamper.blogspot.com

GabbyPA 2011-06-23 16:49:47 -0500 Report

I love your blog. Wonderful. I have never heard of Neuro-drinks. Interesting. But you are so right. Get yourself out there and get active. It helps so much with the numbers. I love camping and hiking.

DJackwon 2011-06-20 17:09:35 -0500 Report

I would love it! Yet at the same time? I am finding eating healthier is making me drop weight, when I had pretty much given up on it. Another 3 lbs gone this month..slow and steady. I think I like knowing what is going on in my body better than feeling lousy and having no clue why. But I do crave a mocha latte, and yep I gave in and took a few sips from my daughter's.

Lucky for me, the moderation of it worked, blood sugars remained good all day!

- Debbie -

MarkieMarkie 2011-06-20 15:36:21 -0500 Report

Nope not alone, but I can express to you that having this outlet makes a big difference in my life. Sometimes I get downright sad about being diabetic, but have found fantastic resources as well as chatmates on DC. Keep your chin up. Let us know if there is anyway we can help.

swanslake54 2011-06-20 13:48:08 -0500 Report

No, you are definitely not alone, there's many days when I'm tempted to not stick my finger but then I come to my senses. We have to be grateful for the advances that have been made and do what's required of us.

Gemm 2011-06-20 12:17:19 -0500 Report

You most certainly are not alone. One wish - to have 1 day without any of my disorders/conditions etc so I could again do some of the things I really miss being able to do.


jladytiger1979 2011-06-20 08:41:41 -0500 Report

Mine would be a vacation from exercise!!!!!!!!!!

ravenmoon33 2011-06-20 11:26:23 -0500 Report

i love my exercise but i would live in the water if given a chance. i also love spending time with my dog so my exercise is one reward of this awful disease.

jladytiger1979 2011-06-20 11:32:50 -0500 Report

That's cool! I love the water too but to just float & be weightless!! I'm a crazy cat lady & my cats don't care for leashes!!! LOL!!

jladytiger1979 2011-06-20 11:48:28 -0500 Report

Actually I had a couple long time ago that would harness/leash up…if only for a little while!! :-) My cats play fetch, why not?! LOL. If I put it on they drag accrosd the flor like big ol dust mops! HAHAHAHAHA

CaliKo 2011-06-19 23:27:04 -0500 Report

A day off from diabetes and everything else that ails us. Yes, I'd vote for that, and have a chocolate shake from Fuddruckers. For starters.

genessa1601 2011-06-19 18:03:01 -0500 Report

No you are not alone, it does get old, but just a way of life…I would love to go to dairy queen right now and get a butterfinger blizzard!

jladytiger1979 2011-06-20 08:39:45 -0500 Report

They have the baby sized ones now (little itty bitty ones). If you can control yourself just to eat 1/2 or less would be the problem!!!!

RainbowKathy 2011-06-19 12:51:10 -0500 Report

Hello ravenmoon33,
I've been a diabetic now for 38 yrs. got diagnosed on my 20th birthday and it was
June 27. I've always say I would like to wake up some day without taking medications, tested bx 4-6 times a day. Fill up you insulin pump also. You just feel
like why me all the time. Nice to meet you.
Rainbow Kathy

cavie2 2011-06-19 08:43:06 -0500 Report

I wish!!! That will happen some Sunday during the week when pigs can fly. hahaha

GabbyPA 2011-06-19 08:46:20 -0500 Report

Pigs don't fly?

cavie2 2011-06-19 09:57:15 -0500 Report

really!!! I must be hallucinating then when my BS is low and I am at the beginning of a hypo, coz over here in Scotland I can see HUGE pink birds with curly tails and instead of a beak they have a snout. I keep thinking is that a bird, is it a plane, good grief noooo its a flying pig!!! Noticed you never mentioned anything about Sundays during the week. I take you are used to them.

SongDude 2011-06-19 12:16:36 -0500 Report

cavie2, you must've grown up during the same time I did, because I saw pigs fly at a Pink Floyd concert (the Animals tour) back in 1976, or was it '75… hell, I don't remember… but reading your post was very entertaining - I imagine it would be even funnier if I heard it in the spoken word - your Scotch brogue would bring the house down… getting back on track, here, yes - I agree - it sometimes drives you crazy, carb counting, and all of that. What's even worse is the people that I live with - the grandkids eat processed 'McDookies', and everyone else - sometimes, even my wife - will eat something that I can't even eat. You just have to grin, and bear it. Gabby, I'll be talking to ya later -
Your SongDude

cavie2 2011-06-19 15:31:58 -0500 Report

well well well ya wee toe-rag you gave the game away when you put that other brick in the wall!! A Pink Floyd Concert, well a'll be danged reading your profile was very enlightening yea must a been high oan something way back then. And I don't think it was Red Bull (energy drink) your pigs were obviously imagined,whoar mine's wiz real

SongDude 2011-06-20 06:43:05 -0500 Report

Actually, no, cavie2 - I didn't partake back then - I was too young. However, my older cousins did… my party time came almost a decade later. Reading your post was completely awesome - the words and sentence structure sound like Scotland - it was very cool, and thank you for sharing that with me. :D My wife and I want to do a European tour - it's always been a dream of ours, and Scotland would definitely be one of our lengthier stops, as my wife has Scot bloodlines in her family tree. Me - I'm just a spaghetti bender (Italian/American), but, on the day when we take a vacation from diabetes for 24 hours - eristar, jayabee52, edvel54, genessa1601, and you too, Gabby - we'll partake a wee bit of the Scotch nectar - single-malt Scotch. No Red Bull for me, thanx! That stuff is like crack cocaine in a can, and it's too big for my little heart! :)

cavie2 2011-06-20 07:43:04 -0500 Report

Whisky is Scotland's 1st national drink but IRN BRU is our other national drink. Have downloaded 7 new photos on my profile all of Scotland. You'll come face tae face wi a Heeland Coo that has mair hair than you have. lol

GabbyPA 2011-06-19 08:39:20 -0500 Report

You are not alone and I think that boat is huge and overflowing. It is better to take a small break than to get burned out though. Always be safe, but if you need to eat something that you have been craving or just change your routine for a day, I would say go for it. Sometimes the diversion can help keep you from just giving up on your self care for a longer period of time. It will become habit eventually and you won't have to think about it so much.

eristar 2011-06-19 06:46:44 -0500 Report

Not alone for sure! I've been at this for a year, now - and I wonder how those who have been testing and treating their diabetes for most of their life can cope? Hang in there, Raven - we're all in it together! Maybe we should declare a D-Free day and we could all take off together?!

jayabee52 2011-06-19 05:45:23 -0500 Report

No you are NOT ALONE in that Amy!
If you want to go searching the archives of DC you will find at least 2 or 3 discussions (that I remember) which were along those lines.

I believe every person with diabetes would agree with your wish at one time or another in their lives. It's very human.

I am a member of other sister communities with DC. I read about people in those communities wishing the same thing too, that their particular condition would ease up on them for a day, a hour, a minute, any time at all. I count myself fortunate that while I do have some of the same conditions they do, I don't have it as bad as they do.

At least we can go into denial for a day, and not be much worse for it, but those folks with severe, unremitting pain cannot take a day off, ever.