Thursday, May 17, 2012

Three Fantasy Inventions

So tonight's topic is the fantasy diabetes invention that would change our lives. We actually have three votes in this category.

The first is Silent Sam's idea. He would like a hat that has an arm extending out the back. Every time he did something that he wasn't supposed to do - eat something that doesn't fit into his day's scheme for example, it would hit him in the posterior. It would also remind him of the things he is supposed to do - take his readings and medicine. It would remind him by smacking him upside the head. (If he had that, I might be tempted to tell the hat he didn't take his reading even if he did....)

My first vote (I get two votes because I am the one writing this...) would be for a chip to be implanted in our brain that would program us to love exercise and HATE non-nutritious foods. Just think, we could turn up our nose at cake or ice cream or candy or COKE.... Free will be damned, we would be model patients.

The last idea that we have is for a magic wand to make this all go away. I will be honest, I don't really want to go back to where we were. I am happy that we are making the changes that we are making; I am sorry that we are making them because Silent Sam has this disease. We are doing what we should have done and in reality, it feels pretty good. I just find the disease to be pretty scary and could easily use the magic wand to make it go away.

Do you feel that we copped out on this one? Not really, it is just that we are fortunate that we don't have to worry about so many of the things that some diabetics worry about. Because of that, our wishes can be for bigger - non every day - things. When our son was little, he used to play a game called "If everything were a penny". The point of the game was to talk about the things you would have (real or imaginary) if they only cost a penny. He had quite a list... Even with that game, you could not buy your health.

So, tomorrow we are going to talk about "What they should know". I will be posting about what I wish people knew about diabetes.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Great post! I would suggest that SS add a function to his arm contraption that can also pat him on the back for the great work he's doing ;)
    And I think my mum has that chip in her brain - she is a little loopy...

  2. You are right - I just liike it hitting him in the posterior and upside the head more.... Don't want him to break it patting himself on the back.....

  3. That's a better approach actually - treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen!