Tudiabetes.org has started a monthly series with questions for blogs, discussions, etc. One of the questions this month is What would you do with a diabetes-free day?
I thought about this question while I was on the treadmill this morning. I really had to give it some time, as I don’t often ponder this sort of topic. Of course I started out thinking about the obvious eat-everything-that’s-not-nailed-down answer. This really doesn’t appeal to me, however, because I know I would still feel disgusting even if my blood glucose was normal.
Instead I came up with these two things: 1) I would engage in some type of endurance athletic event and 2) I would travel in a foreign place for the day.
I chose these two activities because I want to do them, yet am somewhat afraid to do them. I don’t need to participate in an ultra-marathon or anything like that, but I do have secret fantasies about long hikes and other strenuous activities. I also love the thought of traveling to interesting and exotic places. I know that I can do these things; I also know that managing diabetes during them, while very possible, would be a challenge and a hassle, so not having to deal with that would be nice.
What would you do if you had a day without diabetes?