Have you ever seen that movie with Leonardo DiCaprio called "Catch Me if You Can"? He plays Frank Abagnale Jr., a con artist, who travels around the world pretending to be people he is not. A pilot. A doctor. A history professor. An assistant attorney general.
That's how I've been feeling.
Like a fraud. An impostor. A pretender.
On so many levels.
I feel like I spend all day, every day pretending to be a pancreas. I don't just "feel" like it. I DO IT. And I have to.
I keep reminding myself that it's a good thing that I'm able to pretend I'm a pancreas. And I know that. But...
It's that I know that I'm just an impostor. I'm not as good as the real thing. And no matter how hard I try, I never will be.
Did you know that bananas can affect blood sugar differently depending on how ripe they are?
The glycemic index (GI) of bananas varies depending upon how ripe the
bananas are. This is because a lot of the carbohydrate in green bananas is in
the form of a kind of resistant starch which we lack the enzyme to digest. As
the fruit ripens, the starch is converted into readily available sugars.
One study of "under-ripe" bananas came up with a glycemic index of 30. One of
"slightly under-ripe bananas" that were "yellow with green sections" produced a
GI of 42, while another of "over-ripe" bananas was 52.
Musical Accompaniment: The Great Pretender by The Platters