So, the JDRF is doing this "Be Type 1 For a Day" thing, where they will text you for 24 hours with updates simulating the disease.
I told my friends on Facebook about it. I also signed up for it, just in case any of them did it, and asked, "was it anything like reality?" I did not want to answer "Uhh....I dunno."
I asked my sister if she signed up. "Why would I want to do that? That would SUCK. I have no delusions about how much your disease sucks, and I don't want to live it. " Ok, then.
It did suck. And what really sucked about it? It was incredibly accurate. It told me I was high for no discernible reason. It wondered if I would shoot up for an apple. And it woke me up all night with inexplicable lows. Of course, the fictional run I took right before dinner probably contributed to the fictional lows.
I don't want to do it again. I already live with this reality. I don't need texts pretending that I do.
But they nailed it. It's like they've met a few people with Type 1, or something.