We don’t want to do more.
This is something I want to scream at the top of my lungs from a helicopter through a bullhorn. NO MORE WORK.
Checking blood. Counting carbs. Refilling prescriptions. Filling reservoirs. Changing infusion sets. Scheduling doctors’ appointments. Picking up prescriptions for the pharmacy. Seeing the doctor. Seeing the dentist. Saving receipts. Weighing food. Exercising.
That is not even all of it. It’s a lot of work.
So when I asked on another website for advice about eating better I was told to keep a food journal.
Food journal? Are you kidding? I will never do that. I know me and what I already have to do.
Maybe there is a food journal app that I can just take a picture every meal and be done. If not there needs to be. That would be easier but still would require more work.
I have tried a few diabetes apps and they all require work too.
This post makes me sound incredibly lazy and let me tell you something.
If you are alive and have type 1 diabetes than you are not lazy.
You have to work just to live. The laziest type 1 still has to put in some work to not be in the hospital every day. Even those who are considered in “poor control” still work some. Sure there may be more we can do but to call us lazy means you probably do not live with type 1. It’s a lot to think about and a lot to do.
That being said I know I need to figure this out. How can I either come up with a food journal that does not require more work or find a way to be motivated to eat right.
Both better and less, my two problems with food.
Too much, and too much crap.
I am open to practical ideas but please do not ask me to keep a food journal.
It will never happen.
Too lazy. ;)