I've mentioned Diabetes guilt previously -and thanks to Sara and George, was inspired to expand my definition of the "Ideal Diabetic." Let me know if you have anything else to add!
THE IDEAL DIABETIC
For all of us in the Dblogville and beyond, the “Ideal Diabetic” is not one whose numbers are constantly at a 97.
The Ideal Diabetic is the person with diabetes that takes the glucose test, and continually does so, regardless of the number
The Ideal Diabetic is one who puts the guilt of the numbers aside and learns from every test taken.
The Ideal Diabetic is one who makes mistakes and learns from them.
The Ideal Diabetic is one who learns to count carbs, and admits that sometimes they got it right, and other times they’re count was just plain wrong- but continue to count and bolus just the same.
The Ideal Diabetic is one who learns to "blame diabetes," instead of always blaming themselves.
The Ideal Diabetic cry’s when needed, because unlike baseball, there is crying in Diabetes from time to time.
The Ideal Diabetic learns to laugh at Diabetes, so they can continue to learn about their Diabetes.
The Ideal Diabetic is one who voices her or his opinion and becomes not just a Diabetes Advocate for them self, but for everyone else whose lives are affected.
The Ideal Diabetic doesn't always hit every Ideal Diabetic check mark all of the time, and that fact WILL NEVER be held against them.
The Ideal Diabetic is human.
We in the DOC – and beyond, ARE the Ideal Diabetic-the rest of society needs to relearn the Diabetes myths that Madison Avenue and Hollywood have continually perpetuated and embrace the Ideal Diabetic for who we are.
We are human; hardworking,imperfect-with an imperfect pancreas. And we are doing the best the can every day regardless of what Diabetes...and society throws our way!