Could Santa get Type 2?
After I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D), I used to wonder if Santa might get type 2 diabetes. Since he was a little overweight and rode around in a sled all of the time without getting much exercise, I figured it might very well happen. It didn’t change the fact that I still wanted to put out a cookie and a glass of milk for him.
It also used to cross my mind that if he had T1D, it would be extremely hard for him to resist all of those sweets on Christmas Eve. I had (and still have) a hard enough time resisting all of the treats during the holiday season so just imagine how Santa would feel?!
Maybe just to be safe, we should all just change the cookies to veggie sticks…not sure how that would go over!
Kim Cooper is the editor of OWL Magazine and has had type 1 diabetes for over 30 years. She enjoys writing stories, learning about health and fitness, and connecting with others with T1D.