An endo who gets it!Too many patients feel guilty about how their Type 1 diabetes is affecting them, and too many doctors, family, and friends encourage it.
The thing I wish people would understand about diabetes is that there are typically no in betweens. You either have an amazingly great day or a ridiculously crappy day and it’s more often than not determined by a stupid number.
For example, you wake up and check your sugar and see that it’s 111….
made a tiny comic to remind myself that it’s possible to pick myself up when I’m down and I just gotta keep trying.
with type 1 diabetes you start to become a good actor, pretending that you are fine with high or low sugar levels… start talking with confidence in business meetings with 25mmol sugar readings, or continue pretending that you are fine with just 2mmol sugar levels until the break .. hardly anyone notices what you go through or know or care that much… diabetes is a truly invisible disease or people are truly blind to it!
Real talk, sometimes I want an insulin pump simply because it would a visual indicator that I’m sick. I know that that’s really silly and probably doesn’t make that much of a difference because some people are just misinformed jerks, but it would be nice for people to see something solid as…
Dear every POS who has ever used the, “Jim has 40 candy bars.. Jim eats 35 candy bars.. What does Jim have now? Jim has fucking diabetes!” meme, this is for you. As someone who has had diabetes since I was about two, I can guarantee you that.. No, I did not get it from eating a candy bar. As someone who doesn’t appreciate your tasteless ignorant and extremely uneducated “sense of humor”, I really think that you’re scum of the earth regardless of who you are. Please read THIS and maybe next time you go to share that stupid “Joke” you’ll realize that having to inject yourself with insulin every single day about six times a day, and living in fear of having seizures from a low blood sugar and eye sight damage from high blood sugar is nothing to joke about.. And also has NOTHING to do with the amount of candy bars that you eat. Idiots.
Yes. Can I steal this and post it on all the social media?
*low blood sugar.
Yeah, it’s very serious. I think it’s not seen as something that is “deadly” because people are in control of it. People do die from it, but most people are able to live happy normal lives despite it. It sounds weird, but diabetics have a different perspective on death than a normal person would I think. Literally, if we didn’t eat, we’d die a lot quicker than someone who has a working pancreas.
It’s tough to think about. It’s interesting, but it’s also something that tends to make me feel a little dreary about.
Well you don’t have to feel lonely here, there are so many just like you that follow this blog. Check out the diabetes tags on tumblr as well.
I couldn’t imagine having type 1 while being 17 in school and all that. So I think you’re way stronger than me! You can always improve and always get better.
The better you take care of yourself the better you’ll feel, remember that. Thanks for saying hi and I hope you have an awesome day!
Totally feel you, anon. First diagnosed right before I entered university, and now, three years later, it’s still a daily battle to manage this condition amidst the demands of schooling life.
But it all will come to pass! It has to! 💪