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Chocolate, Just For Fun.

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eating sweets with type 1 diabetes

The other night, I caught my beautiful wife grabbing some chocolate out of the refrigerator. I asked if she was feeling okay and she said, yes, “I just wanted some chocolate.” Her nonchalant and genuine response warmed my heart and put a big smile on my face.

As a spouse of someone with Type 1 Diabetes, I’m used to my loved one politely passing on sweets or baked goods at social events, because she may be required to test her levels and take insulin to offset the carbohydrate intake. I feel for all of the other Type 1 Diabetes who run into these similar situations at picnics, birthday parties, or other social functions.

It just plain sucks. Yes, it S-U-C-K-S.

Even for people without Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, life doesn’t always have to be about watching your figure. Sometimes, it’s fun to splurge for special occasions and enjoy a piece of cake or chocolate with friends. I know one day when the medical treatments for Type 1 have advanced and there is a cure, hopefully we can all enjoy a piece of cake together, without checking any levels. Until then, I’ll settle for her having a piece of chocolate, just for fun.