Today let’s borrow a topic from a #dsma chat held last September. The tweet asked “What is one thing you would tell someone that doesn’t have diabetes about living with diabetes?”. Let’s do a little advocating and post what we wish people knew about diabetes. Have more than one thing you wish people knew? Go ahead and tell us everything.
I don't want a pity party because I am diabetic. I know you say, "I can't imagine living with diabetes!" I know you can't imagine it, but I have lived with this since I was 5, I don't remember not having diabetes, so I don't need you to cry for me.
I think I'm normal.
I can't imagine a life without diabetes.
Testing my blood, giving myself insulin, and counting carbs, these will always be things that I will do. When I am on my deathbed, I will be counting the carbs in the sugary foods I am eating.
That's just how it is, and it will always be that way.
Moral of Story: It is not as hard as you think.
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P.S.- It is my birthday, I'm 14 today!