[IP] Diabetes game
The real game
Whole Life does not take place in cyberspace on the internet but is a real
game of Aliens, Weapons, and a Health meter. Each time you succeed and reach
a new level, you change the real world around you.
Many of your challengers in other games are just playing. They never get to
experience the "real world". Sure they may get to the top level in any game
but if they had to live the real game they would not be so tough. (Just ask
an Army tank ordinance officer about the difference of the simulator and a
You, __name_______, have been selected to set the standards of this real
game so that other challengers may learn from you.
Rules of the contest:
Your goal is to have great glucose control and a lower A1c by using your
tools and weapons against the Diabetes Aliens(hereafter referred to as the
These DA's are a sneaky bunch and have many ways of tricking you into
They sometimes disguise themselves as great snacks, or your favorite
breakfast food, why they have even been so sly as to show up at a restaurant
miles from your home.
DA's use their hypnotic powers to keep you from checking your health meter
or using your weapons. They can cause others just like you to help them and
can even turn them into aliens that will harm you. You just can't trust
The DA's are classified a follows:
7 CARB DA's-these sweet, starchy creatures lull you into hyperglycemia
by hiding out in the foods you eat. They don't look like much but usually
there are so many of them at the table that you get suckered into consuming
to many and then your glucose goes to high, giving you a terrible reading on
the health meter.
7 Missed Bolus DA's - wow!! Are these guys tricky. They work on your
brain to give you amnesia. IF they get in you far enough your memory for
bolus doses is totally wiped out.
7 No Exercise DA's - These characters have a really sneaky way about
them. They will tell you exercise is good but then try to get you to do
hours of it. They tell you this is the only way you can be healthy. DON'T
fall for this scam. Any exercise is good whether it is 5 minutes or 15.
They try to get you not to move by making it seem hard.
7 Health meter/ordinance calculator(also known as an metername)- This
is how you keep an eye on the aliens and score points. The more often you
use your health meter the more you will win. This health meter not only lets
you know if the aliens are winning but it also helps you to calculate how
much weaponry you need to get rid of the DA's and improve you health meter
7 Insulin-This life-sustaining force delivered by your pump in Bolus
Doses is your best weapon to reverse the effects you have received from the
aliens, and works well to neutralize the Carb DA's before they can have an
effect on you. Using this all the time will cause the Missed Bolus DA's to
leave faster than a Klingon from Capt Kirk.
7 Carb Counting- This secret of the ages is bestowed on you. This is a
method to determine the amount of Carb DA's coming at you before they
strike. Use this secret with your carb ratio and bolus dosing to neutralize
the Carb DA's before they attack.
7 Exercise- This simple process works well to chase off the No
Exercise DA's and Burn Up the Carb DA's. This is one weapon the Carb DA's
know can permanently eliminate them. They know that even 10- 15 minutes of
exercise will burn them up and if you get 30 minutes of exercise you can
actually burn up those Carb DA's for another 6 to 8 hours
To move beyond the first level you must do the Following.
1. Use your health meter 4 times a day.
2. Use you insulin bolus weapon successfully 90% of the time
3. Use you exercise weapon once a day
4. Lower you highest Healthmeter reading to 250 or below
You,__name___, are the generator of this game. You have been entrusted with
the all important task of setting the standards that all future Whole Life
players will use to measure their success.
You must strive to set those scores high.
Good Luck and may the BOLUS be with you.
This real life adventure was developed by Dave Joffe, RPh, CDE, FACE for
Diabetes in Control. Any use or duplication is allowed.
Rabbi Hirsch Meisels
Jewish Friends With Diabetes
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