Sometimes, you just gotta have fun with diabetes.
Which is why I didn’t think twice before writing “ye olde insulin pump” on my pod before attending a renaissance faire last week.
Yep, there I am, with my pod in full view, my Myabetic backpack slung on my shoulders, and turkey leg in hand. This is pretty much me in my full glory.
I could’ve let my diabetes get in the way of me enjoying the faire, especially because it’s been somewhat unpredictable lately, but I didn’t.
I ate what I wanted, drank some raspberry wine (much tastier than mead, IMHO), and socialized with friends.
I anticipated some people to notice or comment on my pod, which I actually wouldn’t have minded because maybe it would’ve been from another T1D or someone who is familiar with insulin pumps. But all day long, the only remark came from someone within my group, and we all had a chuckle over it…and that was it.
Which is perfectly fine by me, because even though my ye olde insulin pump and I weren’t trying to hide diabetes at the renaissance faire, it did give me a mental vacation from it for part of the day.
Huzzah to that, indeed.