If Disney Did Diabetes

By Richard157 Latest Reply 2010-02-21 20:11:07 -0600
Started 2010-02-20 21:46:59 -0600

My pump would wake me up in the morning with a cheery blast of Zip-a-de-doo-dah
I wouldn’t be high, I’d be magically elevated
I wouldn’t be hypo, I’d be having a magical moment
You’d no longer experience that horrid time in limbo when you’re sitting on the floor waiting for the sweat to subside and the sugar to kick in after a hypo. Oh no, that time would be filled with amazing fireworks displays, beautifully choreographed to classic Disney tunes.
Insulin would be measured in fairy drops, not units
I’d have to fight with a certain mouse named Mickey to get to a nice low carb cheese snack
As a motivator to maintain glucose levels within target range, any results out of range will trigger my meter to play “It’s a small world” on a loop until it gets a result within range. (This way lies madness me thinks!)
HbA1c results would be delivered via the medium of dance – a good result gets you Mickey and Minnie surrounded by hundreds of dancing showgirls. A less than favourable result is delivered by a screeching Cruella de Ville.
Snow White would lend me one of her dwarves to carry my diabetes junk round for me (I’m not fussy which dwarf, although I’m pretty good at being Grumpy and Dopey myself so it’s probably best she lends me one of the other 5)
When I’m having a bad diabetes day and the world is getting me down, a meerkat/warthog dancing combo would appear and serenade me with an uplifting rendition of Hakuna Matata
The whole thing would be even more expensive than it already is, but somehow you’d feel it was worth the money
Any more suggestions? Have a nice day!

9 replies

Richard157 2010-02-21 20:11:07 -0600 Report

I posted this on a UK diabetes site and one of the members there made this reply:

And the most beautiful Fairy Queen, bedecked in a voluminous white dress would magically appear beside you, say a few words in a voice that seemed steeped in honey, wave her magic wand, and your diabetes would be cured.

(Ok - to flesh out the cartoon their might be a quest involved in which you had to rescue the Fairy Queen's daughter from the grasp of the Sugar Giants - hideous trolls who lived in Badcarbland and had the local naive population under their thrall. So after rescuing her, through many a daring deed and near death experiences; and releasing the general populace from slavery, you are cured and get to marry the Princess)

Crashnot 2010-02-21 16:59:44 -0600 Report

A nice spin would be the Magician's Apprentice take, so that everytime you opened the pantry and reached for the simple carbs, they would turn into a scowling piece of dancing food that scurries in and out of your reach. The complex carbs would wiggle joyously when you selected them. Same effect for high-fat vs. low-fat and raw fruits and veggies versus the comfort food versions!

MAYS 2010-02-20 21:54:46 -0600 Report

Cruella deVille should be the poster child for those who refuse to accept the fact that they have diabetes and won't do anything about it, yet want all the sympathy in the world because of it !

Crashnot 2010-02-21 16:53:08 -0600 Report

I've had a few Cruella dieticians in my day. Can't say they scared me into cleaning up my act, but access to blood meters sure helped along with counting carbs instead of exchanges.

Crashnot 2010-02-21 16:54:11 -0600 Report

Come to think of it, that Cruella dietician and my first endo actually invented the exchange system back in the '70s. Guess I was making her look bad?