I don’t know what it is about extreme low or high blood glucose readings but I know I’m not the only one that has to remember to treat the high or low and THEN figure out how to best capture the moment with a cell phone camera.
Maybe there’s a part of me that wants to remember these moments so I stay humble during the rare “easy” moments with diabetes.
Maybe I think there’s some greater good in sharing the low moments of diabetes, to let the occasional passer-by know that they aren’t alone in dealing with this nonsense.
Maybe I ran out of time before the day ended and I didn’t have anything else to post.
Maybe I just really love Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream.
Maybe, and most likely, all of the above.
This blogging thing is a funny adventure. The willingness to open up and share moments where I’m at my weakest with the rest of the world is a strange phenomenon. I genuinely believe there is a kind of pay it forward aspect to stuff like this. You never know who may come across this or someone else’s post like this and reach some kind of acceptance with their disease. This speaks beyond just diabetes, even if that’s what this blog is supposed to be about. Acceptance was a crucial step on my path to a healthier life. If showing pictures like this has the chance to help someone else to take that step then it’d be selfish to not share these kinds of experiences.
Maybe that’s going a bit far, but I owe enough to the diabetes online community that I feel it is my duty to try to contribute in whatever way possible. Today’s contribution is ice cream. We’ll see what happens tomorrow.