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How can or do we make diabetes fun ?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by kitedoc, May 19, 2018.

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  1. kitedoc

    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have had TID for 51 years. Most questions aboit diabetes seem to revolve around dealing with the problems of dealing with diabetes, understanding it, about diets and more diets, technology and other challenges. What makes diabetes doable, makes us find some type of fun or joy in what we have to do and keep us moderately sane ( I'm as sane as the next person bit who knows what that means !!)
     
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    rab5 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Reverse it and then beat it up your DN. That is going to make me happy
     
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    In my mind, Diabetes is not fun.
    But it doesn’t stop me having fun.
     
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    luv2spin Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Since over a century, you have shown it who is the boss.

    My Sincere Congratulations.

    If you were newly diagnosed, I would have said be best friends with it and treat it well and hopefully in return it will treat you back well as well too and as for the fun and joy part of it, you are already doing it so.
     
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    Alison54321 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It was a perfect excuse to buy some strawberries today, because, well, you know, they're so good for me.
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Fun and joy with diabetes ???????
    Good question.
    Fun..... I get a sense of fun and find it amusing/ funny when I can do something extremely physical alongside younger non diabetics and see them quit before me. This is usually gym , work or helping out family.
    Joy....... most recently this inevitably involves my grandkids. My almost 7 yrs old granddaughter still takes a flying jump at me and expects me to catch her ( it's getting harder :)). Only the other day I visited her, walked in the room , she leapt off the settee in to my arms for a " Bumps cuddle" ( my nickname). If I hadn't been T1 for the past 27 yrs there's no way I would have pushed myself so hard to stay fit and able. The joy of knowing that my little princess has so much trust in me catching her is a joy that can't be found anywhere else and it's all down to me being T1.
    Fun and joy? Most definitely. Diabetes? Most definitely.
     
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