I'm going through a phase where 1 of 2 scenarios cross my mind with practically everyone I interact with during the day.
1) They too are an adult living with Type 1 diabetes and could potentially be my new best friend if only the right circumstance would bring up the topic of diabetes and then they would spill their guts to me.
Example: Today during my mid-afternoon walk I passed by a man who had a big telescope (or giant binocular?) set up to bird watch. The whole time I was approaching and then passing by the man I played out a scenario where he would drop to the ground and I would run up to him and say "do you have diabetes?" and he would stammer out, "yes, I'm going low" and then I would crush up my glucose tabs and feed them to him until he was better again. <---I mean truly, what the hell is wrong with me?
2) If I see a non-diabetic eat or drink anything an internal dialogue instantly begins that goes something like, "Wow, they can eat that enormous muffin from the cafeteria and not think anything about it. That muffin has 90 carbs in it and they are washing it down with an extra large dunkaccino. Their bodies have already started kicking out extra insulin and their blood sugar may never top 120 before coming right back down to 83. And the most insane part of it all is they aren't thinking any of this and never will!?!?"
Example: Watching co-workers eat and graze literally all. day. long. I wonder if any of them have said, "it's only been 2 hours since I last ate, I have a lot of insulin on board so I'm going to hold off on eating my low-carb lunch for another hour or two." <---This would only go through their mind if they fit into scenario #1. In which case, reveal yourself to me!