It is certainly true that diabetes has brought so many relationships into my life that I would not have had otherwise. I have friends around the country and around the world who I would never have met if it wasn’t for that unfortunate diagnosis over 10 years ago.
I also would not have the relationship with food that I have now if it was not for the introduction of diabetes into my life. Whether on a food scale, a glucose meter, the nutritional label on the side of a packaging, or just a list of estimations shoved into an already full brain, every food decision is calculated.
How many carbs are in this? How much is a serving size? How much is a serving size really? Am I hungry? If I’m not, do I need to eat anyway to maintain my blood glucose level? Am I high? Am I low? How high am I? How low am I? What will eating this item do to my blood sugar? Is it worth it? Where am I headed? Will there be food there? Will there be enough food there? Will there be the right type of food there? Why am I always thinking about food?
Do you think it is possible to have diabetes and have a “normal” relationship with food?