Thursday, February 18, 2010

If Diabetes Was An Olympic Sport......

Hanging out inside the Olympic Rings @ The Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in the summer of 2007


If Diabetes was an Olympic Sport, there would be a test strip trail that would stretch on for miles.

If Diabetes was an Olympic sport, the 500 meter dash would involve dodging both the Diabetes Police and doorknobs (for those with insulin pumps) for sure!

If Diabetes was an Olympic sport, changing one’s infusion set in under 30 seconds flat would advance you to the medal round.

If Diabetes was an Olympic Sport the practice for the big race would never end.

If Diabetes was an Olympic sport, targets for those competing in the Biathlon Marksman portion would be judged on said athletes skills in achieving their personal blood sugar targets, not a target on a shooting range. And athletes also would be judged on shooting insulin through their clothes in the blink of an eye. Accuracy, speed, and agility would all be judged equally.

If Diabetes was an Olympic sport, the uniforms would have all sorts of pockets for extra diabetes supplies and foods to help with those pesky lows.

If Diabetes was an Olympic sport, insulin/ carb calculation would be judged on both technical and artistic portions.

If Diabetes was an Olympic sport, those participating in the Half Pipe would be given extra points for not having their infusion sets rip out.

If Diabetes was an Olympic sport, the down hill would involve low blood sugar speeds and no one would have any interest in competing.

If Diabetes was an Olympic Sport, the pairs teams would involve a t1 or t2 combo for sure.

If Diabetes was an Olympic sport, competitors would be judged on “ENDURING” as well as “ENDURANCE.


If Diabetes was an Olympic sport, every single one of us with Diabetes (and our type 3’s) would win the gold and have a place on the podium, because we absolutely deserve it!

13 comments:

Penny said...

Oh and the USA uniforms would definately NOT be white. For when you get a 'gusher.'

Dayle said...

love, Love, LOVE this. :-D

For diabathletes who have traveled far, would travel time/jet lag/time zone change also go into account when looking at bg levels?

Beautiful.

Araby62 (a.k.a. Kathy) said...

And the part about 'faster, higher, stronger' might be modified a little bit...who wants to be high?! ;-)

Katie said...

Fantastic Kelly! And the bouquets for the winners (all of us) would be made out of old pump tubing and reservoirs. =)

nan said...

i love this kelly!! i just finished reading an interview w/ Kris Freeman...and although he finished not where he'd like...he said his bg was spot on...i say that is quite deserving of a medal!

Rachel said...

Love this post. LOVE IT.

Tamara said...

LOVE THIS!!!! Gave me a good laugh. But I'm still trying to figure out this curling stuff!!

Insulint Reactions said...

Wonderful post! Thank you for putting a great smile upon my face. You are gold!

Moderate Means said...

Love it! I think every PWD deserves a medal!

And, thanks to Katie, I'm now thinking, "Hmmm...a tubing flower would be really cool on my office desk!" Think of the conversations it would start...

Stacy

Cherise said...

Proud to be your friend! Beautiful!

FeltFinland said...

This is just brilliant! I think we would have a good chance in the 'get the little straw out of its plastic wrapper and stab it into the tiniest hole in the juice box' competition!

Karen said...

Brilliant!! Absolutely brilliant!

Scott K. Johnson said...

If diabetes was an olympic sport you would get a gold metal for doing your finger stick sans lancing device! That was hardcore impressive to me. :-)