Anyone else catch the premiere of "Iditarod: Toughest Race on Earth" last night? We happened across it while DH was flipping channels. What struck us right away was the fact that one of the mushers, Bruce Linton, is a type 1 PWD. Amazing! (Bruce is one tough hombre. He tested at 44 while getting ready to start and, instead of treating his low, he went on to feed his dogs first. Yikes!) Bruce hopes "just one kid...gets the message that they can...do anything."
I like Bruce's message of enthusiasm. How many times have we PWDs been told we couldn't do something, just because of the D? On the other hand, I watched my BG go from a perfect wake-up number today (99) to a mid-morning WTF level (313) for no apparent reason (no food, no coffee, but lots of stress...must've been the cortisol). So my take on his message is: yes, you can dream it, and you can even do it...but sometimes, you will also pay for it. Either that, or I'm a wuss ;-)
"Iditarod" continues on Discovery Channel this month. Check it out!