Saturday, August 29, 2015


I once read this quote by Albert Einstein, which (heavily paraphrased here) said that "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."*

The other day, as I was meditating during my yoga practice, this quote popped into my mind and I let it guide my practice. Suddenly, right in the middle of a downward dog I began to laugh. Very slightly, of course, but really I couldn't help but let out a big chuckle. Because isn't this exactly what everyone warns you about with diabetes? That even though you might do exactly the same thing two days in a row, eating, exercising, bolus, basal, everything, you can still get different results? That what works Monday is not guaranteed to hold up on Tuesday, or even any other day of the week?

So apparently the lesson here is that living with diabetes=living with insanity. Accepting that the rules of the universe no longer apply to the chaos inside your body. So, laugh away, people, laugh away. Because I (and my pancreas) have disproved Albert Einstein. Watch out Galileo! I'm comin' for ya....

*I did not bother to verify this quote because I already had this whole post worked out in my head. 

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