In 2012, you entered my life unexpectedly. You were the new chapter of my life. You changed my view on food and beverages. Before you came into my life, I used to eat whatever I wanted. Because of you, certain beverages and food items are off-limits such as sugary stuff, pizza rolls, French fries, dinner rolls, etc. It was hard to give them up, but it was for the best. I thought you would be the reason I couldn’t travel, but it turned out I was wrong.
Our relationship is full of ups and downs. The ups are days with perfect glucose levels and the willpower to avoid certain things that I can’t eat at parties or restaurants. I’m mostly a stickler for rules, routines, and schedules because of autism. The downs are accidentally overmedicating and overeating or eating the wrong stuff. Sometimes, I have high glucose levels all day, some days the levels are low, and some days are in-between. Sometimes, I have rebounds after being low. Sometimes, my autism causes stress which results in hyperglycemia. I used to panic when you gave me high numbers. I learned that it was better to be high than low. In fact, I learned lessons from my diabetic-related mistakes.
Because of you, I switched to better versions of chicken, fries, desserts, etc. I exercise a little more by walking and dancing. A strict diet makes me healthier and skinnier than I used to be. After you came along, I was even more confident about myself. The number of my meltdowns decreased. Before you, I had autism-related meltdowns.
You and I will be together for life.
Type 1 diabetic