I’m seeing lots of tweets/articles/posts about diet and exercise and beating up diabetes- and that’s great - but there are other things that come to mind, (at least for me,) re: living with diabetes on a daily basis for 38.6 years and counting - and no matter the D type.
Sidebar: This year's #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes Day is on Wednesday April 20th and it's been on my mind a lot.
I feel a little funning writing about it today, but I am, because the hashtag is in my head and stuck on repeat.
Lastly, Today's post was also inspired by last night's #DSMA chat, which was awesome, every single person living with diabetes, as well as the #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes hashtag and Day and World Health Day, #who.
I hope you can relate~
Some days are brutal no matter what I do - or don’t do -and those are the days when I have to plow through the muck because I must.
Some days are surprisingly easy and diabetes is playing so nice that I wonder if somehow my pancreas secretly started secreting insulin and didn’t bother to let me in on the joke - until I realize that the joke’s on me and my blood sugar numbers/body is suddenly in desperate need of insulin.
Insulin that is the elixir of my life and yours, and the price of which - along with my diabetes supplies keeps me up at night. #insulin4life
Those are the days when I drink copious amounts of water and coffee throughout the day because of a low hi/gh blood sugar hangover because I have work to do if I want to get paid.
And it’s on those days that I end up crying the ugly cry and I’m glad I’m not famous because nobody needs to see that shit in high def.
Plus, laughing is good for the soul and the blood sugar and saying “I’m high,” in public never gets old.
There are moments (OK, days, weeks, etc.,) when I wish I could take a vacation from diabetes - but I know I can’t. So I bring diabetes with me on my vacation - along with copious amounts of diabetes supplies, sunscreen, comfy shoes and shoes that are anything but comfortable, but make my legs look amazing.
There are days when diabetes becomes a teaching moment - even when I don’t necessarily feel like teaching. But when all is said and done, I’m glad that another person learns a diabetes fact/reality - and that makes me feel really good.
Some days it's not my diabetes that worries me - it's other peoples.
I worry for my friends health and I worry about people around the globe living with diabetes without access to insulin, test strips, and the likes there of - and I'm angry and sad all rolled into one.
Finally, #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes means that we are in this together - and that my friends is a wonderful thing~