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We, The Undersigned: #DBlog Post, Day 2 May 14, 2013

Posted by laosita in diabetes.

Dblog Prompt: Recently various petitions have been circulating the Diabetes Online Community, so today let’s pretend to write our own. Tell us who you would write the petition to – a person, an organization, even an object (animate or inanimate) – get creative!! What are you trying to change and what have you experienced that makes you want this change?

We, the undersigned, call upon carbohydrates, referred to as carbs, to behave the same way, every day all day. It is unfair and discriminatory to behave differently in all situations, let alone in identical situations. This unpredictable behavior is causing undeserved physical and mental anguish to members of the diabetes community around the world.

If you come in the form of an apple or a piece of pizza – behave the same! A mango or brownie, a banana or banana bread – behave the same! A sandwich on Tuesday, the same kind of sandwich on Thursday – behave the same!

I don’t want to guess, or have to remember, how long it takes you to do your thing. Yes, I know an orange hits me hard and fast. I know Ben & Jerry’s needs an increased basal rate, a bolus upfront and a 3-unit bolus after about 3 hours. I still can’t figure out what you’re doing in the banana bread at work.

Could you just label yourself and do your thing in the same amount of time, no matter what form you came in?

Better yet, don’t do anything at all! No spikes, no instant reaction, no delayed reaction. Let my body take the nutrients it needs and leave in peace!


Owner of a broken pancreas



1. runningwithoutsugar - May 14, 2013

May we add, can carbs also not cause weight gain? 🙂

laosita - May 17, 2013

For sure!!! Thanks for reading!

2. Kelley - May 16, 2013

Ah that would be so nice!

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