The post was inspired by a #dsma chat from a few weeks ago: http://diabetessocmed.com/2011/diabetes-fill-in-the-blanks/ So I guess this means it's now part of the #DSMA Blog Carnival!
Diabetes has made me many things.
Diabetes has made me an insulin whore – except I don’t turn tricks for insulin – but I do pay through the nose to inject myself with this pancreatic elixir of life!
So maybe I’m more of Insulin John – but that doesn’t really have the same ring to it!
Diabetes has made see and appreciate the dark humor of life. Every person I know with diabetes has a strange, wonderfully mccobb, sick and twisted dark sense of the funny – At that’s a great thing!
Diabetes has made me an idiot savant at looking at the food on my plate and gustimating the carb count.
Seriously folks, I can eyeball a cupcake carb count based solely on said cupcakes circumference & icing ratio.
Diabetes has given me a faulty pancreas.
Diabetes has allowed to recognize and experience that little changes = big ones.
Diabetes has made me become a proactive and empowered patient.
Diabetes has turned me into a hoarder of triple AAA batteries, glucose tabs, samples from my endo, test strips, used testing and pumps supplies and all things D related.
Diabetes has allowed friends and loved ones to find me via my Test Strip Trail.
Diabetes made me realize that I was more high tech than I thought possible!
Diabetes has turned my fingers into pincushions and the skin on my abdomen into valuable real estate
Diabetes has made fearless regarding needles and fearful of pasta.
Diabetes has made me worry about the small stuff – And that bullshit’s got to stop, NOW.
Diabetes has made me grateful for the small things in life – And that is a gift that keeps on giving.
Diabetes has made me part cyborg – And I’m not the only member of the Cyborg Clan of D.
Diabetes has allowed me to flip my Diabetes Bitch Switch whenever needed.
Diabetes has made me tough and fragile all rolled into one.
Diabetes has given me a passion and a sense of purpose in my life – And I also owe a big part of my passion & purpose to the DOC.
And diabetes has given me AMAZING FRIENDS, trusted allies, who KICK ASS!!
So my diabetesalicious friends: What has diabetes given you?