You know when you're feeling your blood sugar drop and you become spacey and flighty? Yes, I know that feeling, even after being diabetic for 29 years. I still have those moments where my sugar drops so quickly it's a little too late sometimes.
These moments have been coined by my boyfriend as "Frankenbetes" moments. I talk back, I adapt that stubborn childlike behavior where I don't want to listen and "Frankenbetes" is born.
Most of you Type I Diabetics know EXACTLY what I'm talking about. You go through this for what seems like forever and when you finally "come to", you're thinking "Ohmygod, what the heck happened? Did I act like an idiot? I'm so embarrassed".
Yup, I still have a moment like this every once in a great while and I know I shouldn't laugh about it because it is my health, but being with someone who can have a sense of humor about your mortifying Frankenbetes moments makes a world of difference.
There's a Frankenbetes in all of us and although we don't want him to come out at all, having a little humor about it makes it a bit more bareable.