I am more than just a broken pancreas and a human pincushion
More than my insurance card's membership I.D. and group number .
Don't base my worth on my last a1c and don't make assumptions when you see high or low numbers in my blood sugar log.
Every one of my numbers tells a story - and most time it's not so cut and dry.
Maybe my 335 is based on a dead spot or a rebound from a low.
Perhaps that 220 number was a much needed heads up to an unseen infection.
Same goes for the lows.
That 3 a.m 40 might be because of a pizza bolus miscalculation,
or because my day was crazy hectic and I was more active than normal.
Other times, it's just because diabetes feels like it.
Don't even get me started on the hormone/Adrenaline factors!
And don't you dare assume that I brought diabetes on myself!
And for your own good, don't let me here you blaming others for their diabetes.
If you blame my mother - LOOK OUT.
I am not a diabetes myth or stereotype
I am a diabetes reality.
A real live person who is living their diabetes life 24X7.
A life filled with the good, the bad, and the diabetesalicious of it all.
NEWSFLASH: No one with diabetes is a myth or a stereotype -
We are people.