Moments of Wonderful

…rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Moments of Wonderful - …rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Diabetes Awareness Month – Photo a Day – Relationship

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?

dmpad - day 6 - relationship

Do you think it is possible to have diabetes and have a “normal” relationship with food?

  • Lisa says:

    No, I actually think that diabetes automatically produces an eating disorder, whether it’s obsession or denial.

    November 7, 2013 at 6:18 am
  • StephenS says:

    In short, no. It is possible to have diabetes and a mathematical relationship with food.

    November 7, 2013 at 7:49 am
  • Karen says:

    Nope, I don’t. For all of the reasons you listed in this post.

    November 12, 2013 at 7:24 am

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