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Monday, 11 May 2015

Diabetes Blog Week Day 1 - Can



In the UK, there was a diabetes blog theme of "I can...”  that participants found wonderfully empowering.  So lets kick things off this year by looking at the positive side of our lives with diabetes.  What have you or your loved one accomplished, despite having diabetes, that you weren't sure you could?  Or what have you done that you've been particularly proud of?  Or what good thing has diabetes brought into your life?


As soon as I read this topic my mind immediately flashed to the story of the little engine who could. I've had that little train running through my head thinking he can for about half and hour now, and I kind of wish he 'could' in someone else's mind. I'm seriously nearly reverting to watching that horrible 'Cat Dance' youtube clip. (If youdon't know what I'm talking about and want a dancing cat in yourbrain for the next 3872 days, go ahead and click).

I know there's plenty of things that 'I can' with diabetes. Most recently someone my amazing husband agreed to marry me. I got through the entire ceremony and reception without a hypo. I didn't think I could do that, but I did.

But I want to focus on something 'I can' in the future. Because all the stuff in my past, is already stuff that I could.

One of the big things I want to do with my life is go swimming with sharks. With the teeth and the sharp and the evil little eyes. I must do this, so I've decided I can do this. I don't know how it works with Diabetes, but I'll figure out a way. And since my wedding is over now, I actually have free time with which to research this sort of stuff. Oh, Free time, how I have missed you (Side note to anyone getting married: If you think you want a DIY wedding, make sure you don't also want a life).

Back to the shark diving. Definitely something I can do. I'd be interested to see what the depth is on the new 640G and how far underwater the CGM works. I'd guess just out of the range I want as I'd be more inclined to do a shark dive in an aquarium – where there's nothing separating you from the sharks, rather than a cage dive. My goal is to do both.

One day I hope to be doing a post on how to shark dive with T1D. And hopefully that one day is soon.



8 comments:

  1. OH MY GOSH I HAD NEVER SEEN THAT DANCING CAT BUT I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!! (Yeah, I'm a Crazy Cat Lady . . . ) Anyway, I know you WILL swim with the sharks, and I hope you'll write all about it so we can experience it too!

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    1. Thanks Karen :)

      My hubby showed that one to me late at night a few years ago....I couldn't sleep because the song looped over and over in my mind allllll night. I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

      I will definitely be blogging the shark dive :)

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  2. Wow! Swimming with sharks!? That sounds amazing and terrifying. I look forward to reading about your adventure! Also, your post brought back memories from my stressed wedding planning days 4 years ago! Glad that's over with haha :) Congrats on the marriage!

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    1. Thanks Kelley :) I'm definitely over the stressed wedding planning so I'm enjoying not having to do that anymore. Did you have diabetes when you got married? Its something that not many people write about but something I was so nervous about - I was so afraid I would pass out from nerves and someone would think I was low and use the emergency Glucagon :S

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  3. Good for you! You CAN DO IT!

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    1. Thanks Katie :) I think I can too

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  4. I want that cat and his song to be my alarm in the morning :D
    Congrats on being hypo-free! You did so much planning so I'm glad it played nice for you in that way

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    1. Hahaha you can do that if you want Bec, but I think you'll regret it. Once I watch that video it stays in my head for daaaaays.

      I lied a little....I had a hypo that night after going to bed. But it was 1am the next morning, so I'm counting that day as hypo-free. Gotta take the wins while I can.

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