The following post is not about being on the Left or the Right, nor is about being Blue or Red. It's about acting like grownups and being responsible.
In the 12th hour and for the third time this year, Congress has avoided shutting down the government.... This time.
And quite frankly, as a citizen who votes and pays taxes, I'm pissed that shutting down our government was even an option.
And as a person living with Type 1 Diabetes, all I could think of when I heard the following news was: If people with diabetes dealt with their diabetes the way that Congress deals with one another, we'd be dead. Seriously, think about it for a second.
As a person living with Type 1 Diabetes, I don't have the luxury of of walking out the door with my panties all in a bunch because Diabetes and I can't figure a way to work things out.
I WISH IT WERE THAT EASY. But like it or not, diabetes and I ALWAYS have to work TOGETHER, 24 X7, 365 days a year, with no time off for good behavior or hissy fits.
Neither diabetes or I can huddle to the left or cower to the right, we have to meet square in the middle and figure out what works best for me, a.k.a, a Citizen of the United States of Kelly. Sometimes it takes days for us to figure it all out, but eventually we ALWAYS do because we must.
Our goal as people living with diabetes is to make our diabetes work for us and with us, not against us.
And correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that what Congress is supposed to do as well?