What Everyone With Diabetes Wishes You Knew
I do my best to keep my story positive. I am a positive person day in and day out, but I can’t help but wish that people knew certain things about my disease without me having to teach them or without me having to help them understand. Although I love educating others, it begins to feel as though no one around me wants to hear it.
When I have a few bad days, I want to hide. I want to scream at my body. I want to throw it away. I ask myself, “Why? Why did this happen to me?”
But then I stop and remember that it happened to me because I can handle it and because I was meant to teach others about it.
I wish people could see the battle that I am fighting, some days more than others.
I wish people could see the numbers that follow me around all day.
I wish people could feel a high blood sugar.
I wish people could feel a low blood sugar (hypoglycemics don’t count).
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I wish people could see me struggling to solve this disease.
I wish people knew that my diabetes is not someone else’s diabetes.
I wish people knew that Type 1 Diabetes is not Type 2 Diabetes.
I wish people knew that thousands of people are struggling with this disease around the world and some of them don’t have the resources to survive.
I wish people knew how invasive this disease is between the finger pricks, the pump sites, the sensor sites and the syringe holes left in my body.
I wish people knew that I can eat that cookie.
I wish people knew that I can eat two cookies if my heart desires it.
I wish people knew that I am constantl Continue reading