This morning I posted on dLife about clinical trials that are beginning soon. I am sure most all of you have heard about it by now.
Of course I have thought about not having diabetes. I have prayed for a cure and dreamed of a life free of shots and finger sticks. I am sure most of us have. But for some reason the thought kind of scares me.
Remember the movie The Shawshank Redemption? Remember the scene when Brooks get out of prison and desperately wants to go back? He has been so used to living in prison that being free is now like a prison for him. He has become “institutionalized.” Functioning in prison is the norm for him and anything else is uncomfortable and disturbing.
Is that was a cure would be like? I mean, at first will we hesitate each time a box of cookies is plopped down in front of us? Would we wonder how many carbs are in that meal we were just served? Would we want to check our BG every once and while just to see if our machine is still working or just for fun?
I think I would save Master P. I would have him in a shadow box or something. That would be awesome. I could make a mobile with all the old BG machines I have too!
I know after time I would be very happy not having the big D but I honestly think I will miss it. Well not miss “it” but miss the routine.
Would we all stay in touch? That would be my biggest fear. I would hate to now keep in touch with all of you and read what you are going through. We should make a pact. If there is ever a cure for diabetes and we all do not have this stupid disease to deal with any longer, we should promise to continue posting about all the yummy goodness we are enjoying.
Now that I look at it, the only negative to being cured would be the possibility of losing touch with those friends whose friendship began because of the disease.
I promise I will continue even if it’s only You Tube Tuesdays and an occasional Ninja post.
That is of course, if a cure is found.