Back in April 2010, I was a freshman uni student adjusting to newfound adult life outside of school. I can remember spending much of my two week Easter break feeling overwhelmed by a couple of 2,000 word university papers that were conveniently due the first week back after break.
It’s safe to say that I didn’t spend a lot of time thinking about Easter that year. I had no idea that it would be the last time that I would be able to consume a whole Easter egg with no consequences. Or stuff my face full at Easter get togethers without having to keep a close eye on my blood sugar levels hours into the night.
Looking back on that last Easter without diabetes, I don’t really have any major regrets. Because six years later, I can’t really say that too much has changed.
I’m still making an early start on Easter eggs, and trying to hide them from everyone else at home.
I’ve still got a stash of Cadbury chocolate chip hot cross buns in the freezer that have become a convenient source of breakfast or lunch when I’m in a hurry.
I still haven’t decided what I’m going to cook for Easter lunch, in my usual last minute fashion.
I’ll still have Fish and Chips for lunch on Good Friday, and go to Church at 3 o’clock in the afternoon.
I’ll probably still eat more than I need to, because hey, it’s Easter. Raffaello cupcakes, anyone?
I’ll probably still receive a good haul of Easter eggs to spread out over my desk, despite how old I am.
And I’ll probably still scab up some bargain Creme Eggs and Malteaster bunnies at the shops on Tuesday, even though I don’t need anymore chocolate.
When I think about Easter, I certainly don’t think about the insulin injections, the finger pricks, the carb counting, the correcting, the bolusses, the highs or the hypos that have come into play since 2010.
I fondly think of all the things that have stayed exactly the same.
I hope you have a very happy, safe and relaxing Easter long weekend.
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Hmmm. I love Rafaellos – can never eat just one 😉 Happy Easter and wish you good blood sugars too!
So spot on again Frank, the more you know about your diabetes, the less things have to change without compromising your health. Of’ve course when you are old like me, you have to watch your waist but i just love how diabetes really does not change much about my life in general anymore. Happy Easter and make sure those correction doses keep your levels looking good. He he
Okay, you are seriously making me hungry!! Cadbury chocolate chip hot cross buns? Raffaello cupcakes??? Never came across either of those, but definitely going to see if I can find them here!!! Don’t forget post-Easter, half-priced jelly beans are excellent for treating lows. 😉