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Most people go to a theme park to experience the thrill of a roller-coaster ride. Insulin dependent diabetics have no need to, we spend a good percentage of our lives riding a roller-coaster. A roller-coaster with a difference though, ours can put us in hospital.

I like the analogy of life to a dance, for dance implies movement and vitality (even if you're off stumbling on the edge of the crowd). Yet, the music always changes, and the master dj surprises us with somethng we can't stand, some rhythm we're not in the groove with. So you go through the motions as best as you can, and wait for the next song.

I am thankful for the blog world and all the great writers who have shared their experiences. I have been feeling down lately, and it is typically diabetes related. Several days exactly like the ones you described above.... I hate that we all have to go through this, but on the flip side I am grateful that we can share and know we are not alone in our diabetes journey. It takes someone who has been through the same to understand.

I agree with the half dose when correcting in the midst of rebounds. I as well tend to panic and either over bolus or over eat. Those first few minutes of anxiety knowing I may go too low to help myself, or so high I will damage my body often end up in an un-ideal BG reading an hour later. I have to tell myself to sit back and simply wait.......I want quick results. 5 minutes, not 2 hours. ....I am learning, and sharing.....thank you for sharing and reminding me that I am not alone in this journey and neither are you!

Patience is definitely a virtue with diabetes. I'm still on MDI and I've finally learned that for me, humalog takes longer to peak. I get so antsy wanting to give more 2 hours post-meal, but if I just wait it out, it comes down of its own accord. Damn that Tom Petty: "The waiting is the hardest part." I wonder if he has diabetes?

As someone who was recently diagnosed with diabetes I can only imagine how difficult it is to have it under control, then go through a metabolic change and feel like you're starting all over again. Each day I feel like I'm learning to walk again be it a bike ride for the first time, or having a food that I used to love for the first time again. To this point I've just trusted my body and pray that when I'm low that the glucose tabs or glass of oj will bring me up in 15 minutes sometimes I think the best way to fight this disease is by having belief in the resilencey of our bodies.

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