Don’t let Diabetes Stop You

I used oral medication to control my diabetes for 3 1/2 years. In May of this year I started using the Omnipod. I love the fact that it can’t be seen, but it was a little different when my clothes were off. “I can’t expect Scott (husband) to look at me the same way! this ugly device on my stomach! will he still look at me the same?”
I guess I shouldn’t have been negative…Scott was a big help! He said he isn’t worried about the Omnipod! He said it’s my life line, he was a little hurt that I thought he would be so shallow.

The big night:

I was still a little uncomfortable! The pod was on my stomach!! I kept my shirt on! White device on my stomach played over and over in my head!

The seond night, I took my shirt off! I decided to stop playing silly mind games with myself! I gained my confidence back! I stopped allowing my own insecurites ruin something I enjoy doing; wouldn’t you? I let go and bam…let’s just say Scott and I had a good time!

Don’t let Diabete’s stop you from enjoying your mate! Talk to your mate, express how you feel, let your mate tell you how they feel. Diabetes is just like marriage, you have to communicate.

If you are entering into a relationship with someone you shouldn’t hide your diabetes, if he or she can’t deal with the pump, shots or med’s…show them the door! You don’t need them!

If you are a man or a woman suffering from sexual issues or lost your umph! Talk to your Doctor! There are plenty of things our there to help you get you umph and confidence back.

Just because we have to give up certain pleasures when it comes to food, doesn’t mean you have to suffer from the pleasures of loving your mate.

Don’t let Diabetes Stop You!

Be Blessed

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About Cherise

Diabetes (Type 1.5/LADA) has been living with me for about 4 years. I am using the Omnipod insulin delivery system and I love it. I am not going to say I don't have a bad pod every once in a while because it does happen. I am a wife, mother and I work full time. Thank you for stopping by please feel free to browse and leave a comment! View all posts by Cherise

One response to “Don’t let Diabetes Stop You

  • idodiabetes

    Great post Cherise! When I took a pump vacation recently for our beach holiday, I asked my husband if he enjoyed the week without the pump.

    He thought for a minute and then said that he honestly didn’t notice the difference. He remarked that when we make love, he’s focused on me, not the pump 🙂

    It’s so true that diabetes doesn’t need to hold you back!

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