I don’t hate Diabetes. I don’t have a reason too! I am a blessed Diabetic! I am able to type this blog with ten fingers and bad eye sight; corrected with contact lens. I am Blessed, I have never been in the hospital for anything related to Diabetes. I have never experienced a high that didn’t go back down or a low that didn’t go back up. I don’t hate being a Diabetic, I know this will sound a little crazy I actually LOVE it. I can not sit here and say it’s been easy, because it hasn’t. I get frustrated with Diabetes only because I don’t have the freedom to eat whatever I want, if you really think about it is it that bad? I get frustrated at myself when I don’t see a perfect number, is it Diabetes fault, nope it’s mine; I know better!
I am happy I can share my journey with people by blogging and online communities. It’s good therapy to know your not alone. I have been able to meet different people from all walks a life, if Diabetes wouldn’t have been sweet enough to embrace me with it’s presence I wouldn’t be who I am today. So what if I have to wear a Pod, carry a PDM, keep glucose tablets stocked, count carbs and try to maintain a health life style! It’s apart of me! I LOVE me and I LOVE being a Diabetic!
So when people ask if I hate being a diabetic I can’t honestly say I do. I still feel every movement from my legs, I can wiggle my toes and if one day I don’t feel them– I’ll worry about that when and if that time comes.
I hope the good Lord continues to Bless me! 20 years from now I want to be able to say “I’ve never had a complication and never been hospitalized because of Diabetes”. If I have to test my bg’s 4-6 times a day, give myself ton’s of insulin and say good bye to Strawberry Cheese cake than so be it. I can do it and so can you! Like the good saying goes, “God helps those who helps themselves.”
I know I am not the only person in the world who doesn’t hate being Diabetic and if I am so WHAT:)
Take Care and Be Blessed