Isn’t diabeties really a good thing?
I think so, for a number of reasons. The first being I will live longer and have a relatively healthy life because being a T1 forces me to eat, excerise, not smoke or drink and eat reasonably.
Sure you could say that is not having fun; that I am missing out on a lot of good stuff like being drunk, smelling like an ash tray, and having a belly that falls over my belt so I can’t actually see when I gotta go!
Add to this seeing my work buddies stone cold drunk in Las Vegas in a business trip, so I become the DD, watch and smell them smoke cigars and actually say that they like it…and then the icing on the cake…getting them dried off because they could not see it when they had to go!
Since I have been a diabetic, now for more than 23 years, I am in better shape both weight and actual body shape than when I was in my 20’s and 30’s. I am 53 and will be 54 shortly. I can run with the youngsters, I can stationary cycle with the instructors that run the classes at the YMCA, and I have run a 6.4 A1C for more than 10 years.
Funny thing about an A1C, you will always find someone better and someone worse than you. This just happened last week while at the YMCA. I met a fella that is a 10 year T1 and he swims a mile per day, bikes 10 to 15 miles per day and weight lifts. And yes he looked the part. I asked what he ran as an A1C and he said 5.4. He also said he eats what he wants and only see the Endo 2 times per year. He is on a pump with Novalin.
Now being the competitive guy that I am…I am going to get a 5.2 A1C to see if I can and how it feels.
Anyone want to join in ???