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What I like about being Diabetic

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by gemma6549, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. Daks

    Daks Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just spotted this thread, what an awesome subject "Things I like about being diabetic" This is so uber awesome it should be made a sticky!!!

    For me personally there's several things I actually enjoy, like being healthier, energy levels being high due to dietary changes, looking good in the mirror after losing weight ;), better mental health, a more optimistic outlook on life, and like Spiker above said ^ the gadgetry.

    A prognosis of living longer than I would have done without being diagnosed diabetic.

    Diabetes has motivated me into making the changes I know I would never likely have made, without it.

    I feel sorry for non diabetics!
     
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  2. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    Hell yeah! I love mine too.. & it's black with the minimalist amount of gun metal trim.. What more could you want..!?!
     
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  3. Daks

    Daks Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Diabetic Swagger!
     
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  4. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    ... Or just off balance due to a low. :p
     
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    bri281295 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My positive is (I'm still in education) definitely being able to sometimes pull the 'I'm diabetic' card when you're feeling unwell. Haha
     
  6. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    The only time I pull the D card, which is advisable. Is during a discussion with my wife. All I have to do is flash the low meter reading as a sign I wish to come back to addressing it later..! ;)

    Lol. On an Accu-Chek mobile it looks like those giant lane warning signs on the motorway.... :D
     
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  7. gemma6549

    gemma6549 · Guest

    I've done the same :)

    My husband has never forgotten the time I went mad at him in the supermarket for crushing the loaf of bread :) I was low at the time, not to be messed with!
     
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  8. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    Lol. I'm the passive type. Not a fan of confrontation. But do believe in amicable resolution..
    During a low I'm more likely to suggest putting a radio telescope on the front lawn as a sulution to fixing the fence..? Though in fairness it would hide the problem..:D
     
  9. gemma6549

    gemma6549 · Guest

    A problem hidden is a problem solved :)

    My husband filmed one of my hypos once, I was on the floor putting my top over my head and trying to turn the alarm off on my phone that wasn't actually in my hand, he thought that was far more important than assisting me :) fortunately I was already on top of it and had swallowed some sweets a few minutes before. Was very interesting to watch back though!
     
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  10. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    Wow. I think this subject warrants it's own section...? There is some Youtube footage of me rambling during a gig as I desperatly got on top of a low & not let the guys down, which I lifted.. o_O Best form of defence & all that! :D

    What the hell. Here it is...

     
  11. gemma6549

    gemma6549 · Guest

    Love the editing!! And YouTube, nothing like sharing it with a few people :)

    Mine of course considering my actions would be inappropriate to share! And has fortunately since been deleted
     
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  12. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    Thanks. I was brought up around horses.. The funny thing for me about a hypo on horseback is like going "back to the womb." Who needs legs! Lol
     
  13. ElyDave

    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely nothing
     
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  14. Mrsass

    Mrsass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Aww @ElyDave can you not think of one thing? Even if you only slightly like it? Lol
     
  15. June_C

    June_C Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    I completely agree with ElyDave. What is there to like? I long for the carefree days when I could eat what I liked, when I wanted it without having to think about bg levels, insulin injections and umpteen finger pricking tests every day. Life used to be so easy. Now I worry about hypos and hypers that we all know can be dangerous. I'm surprised by blood pressure hasn't gone into orbit ............
     
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  16. Enclave

    Enclave Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member
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    I am T2 and since being diagnosed my life has turned around.. I have lost 5st with a few more to go..feel great ..looking good and enjoying life. In fact I think I can saftley say diabetes has saved my life ! Happy days .. Yes I do miss carbs .. But enjoy my new body more than eating carbs
     
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  17. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    The fact I look better and fitter than non diabetics and my bloods will probably be better than joe bloggs too!!! So what for an odd insulin shot.. I'm here and 30+ years on I'm still better than the rest in body and mind!! More compassionate, more understanding and more interested in health than "normal" people...
     
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    PatsyB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I can not think about anything I like about being Diabetic I wish the darn thing would go away :banghead: but not gonna happen so we got to make the best of it and take each day as it comes ;)
     
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  19. June_C

    June_C Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    I'm pleased for you, but as a slim individual, weight loss was not an aim for me. In fact, the opposite holds true. I lost a stone pre diagnosis and am endeavouring to get it back again so that I look normal rather than gaunt. Diabetes therefore sucks as far as I'm concerned.
     
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  20. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    After 30yrs+ T1 you have to love yourself for who you are, not who you wish you were.

    I 100% believe I am a nicer person and fitter than others due to my diabetes. I think the regular check ups have enabled me rather than disabled me. Better to have a positive approach to life than one feeling of sadness n gloom for things that could happen but may not.

    I was told I would have complications... None.

    Told I would have a shorter life.. Who gives a damn... You only get one and could hsve a fatal accident at anytime anyway...

    Told I would get a medal at 25 years.... Well that is now 50 years and you have to pay for your own!!! Goal posts changed!!! But who cares really for a medal!!!

    Live and enjoy... Its not a showstopper... We have one life.... Be happy!!
     
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