You know the old saying: Don't assume, because when you "assume," you're making an Ass out of U and Me.
And quite frankly, while I have a spectacular ass - It doesn't mean I want to categorized as an Ass. I am much more than the sum of my parts - No matter how spectacular, or whether they work or not~
So don't assume, PERIOD.
Assume and Assumptions are dirty words in my book - And not the 'good, sexy get to know you" kind of dirty words either - Especially when it comes to diabetes.
Don't assume because my pancreas is busted that I'm sicker or less healthy than you.
Don't treat me like a delicate flower and don't look at me all uncomfortable and like you're having wicked gas cramps when you stumble upon the fact that I have diabetes.
I have diabetes, not you - So why the hell do you look like your trying to pass boulders from your nether regions when you find out? You asked, I answered honestly, get over it.
Diabetes is a life sentence - Not a death sentence - And I'm living my life and reaching for the gold rings!
And don't tell me that I don't look like I have diabetes. I got news for you- THIS is what diabetes looks like.
Diabetes is not a cookie cutter disease and those of us living with diabetes come in all shapes and sizes - And most of us are smoking hot if I do say so myself!
And don't make the assumption that just because you don't have diabetes that you're healthier than me.
When's the last time you had your labs done or went to see your Dr.?
When's the last time you calculated the carbs on your plate and made yourself exercise because you knew that you had to??
Yeah, I thought so.
And don't chalk up me having a bad day to me having diabetes issues, either.
Sometimes bad days happen and it has nothing to do with diabetes.
Sometimes life gets in the way or work sucks or I realize until it's to late that I picked the wrong route to go to work and I end up in shitty traffic and end up running late for an already jam-packed day at work. Seriously, wouldn't you be less than pleasant?
And yes, some days diabetes does throw a wrench in my day, but I deal with it because I don't have a choice not to - I have to pull myself up by my bootstraps - I don't have the luxury not to.
Speaking of diabetes, don't assume that my mom ate too much sugar while she was pregnant with me or that I ate too many bowls of Fruit Loops as a child, or that if I consumed massive amounts of Cinnamon and gave up all things white, diabetes would be flushed from my system in a month. Not only are those diabetes myths that are deceptive and incredibly untrue, they are lies, and hurtful ones at that.
If you have questions regarding my diabetes, all you have to do is ask - And 9 times out of 10, I'll answer you from the heart and honestly.
And as for as that 10th time is concerned, the question you're most likely asking is no ones business, diabetes or not - And not something you'd usually ask a complete stranger.
And if you're a guy - I might ask you what your sperm count is - Just saying.
Bottom line, I don't know if I can have kids because I haven't tried to get pregnant.
I'm still looking for a Baby Daddy - or least someone to practice with!
So yeah, I'm going to have to get back to you on that one.
But the fact is, having diabetes does not mean that you can't have children - I know many mommies with diabetes (too many to link to in this post) who are awesome moms who had good pregnancies and healthy cutiedeliciousbabies!
Here's the thing: I don't have a "don't ask, don't tell" policy when it comes to diabetes - So go ahead and ask away!
But please don't assume that you already know the answer, because there's more than a very good chance that you really don't, because you don't know the diabetes facts.
But it's a Diabetes Jackpot day for you on all types of levels, because I WILL help you get them ~