diabetes and mental health

Type 1 diabetes and mental health.

There seems to be a massive underestimation about how mich chronic illness affects mental wellbeing.

Yesterday, I went to a therapy session. I told a woman I had never met before ‘why I was there’…that I’ve had a broken pancreas for 13 years. That it makes me anxious, think the worst, feel that my body was broken.

I’m working on it, but it’s taken a long time, and several really low moments, to get here. Please look after yourself, mind and body, and know you’re not the numbers and graphs on your meter.

When someone has cancer or diabetes, we don’t say to them, “Just trust Allah”. So why do we say that to those with mental illnesses? Trusting Allah and having faith in His plans is imperative to the life of all Muslims - sick or not. However, Allah ﷻ specifically told us to trust Him and ‘tie your camel’. With mental illnesses, this means treatment is important.

Those with mental illnesses do not need to 'just trust Allah’, they need treatment. Let’s, as the Muslim community, make that more accessible.

I haven’t told many people that I have Type 2 Diabetes… Because those I have told have told me what I knew they would say…
“ Y'know, you could get rid of that if you lost weight.. Ahur-hur-hur-hur!”
Now, as much as I try to be a kind and understanding cherub, my little buddy wants to say to them..“ NO FUCKING SHIT!”
I’m 34…I’ve been a big guy the entirety of my life.. I’m not the smartest person in the world..And if I already didn’t have the whole weight loss bullshit drilled into my head all my life by concern trolls and “caring and educated” asshats, I would know that I needed to lose weight. Our country and the rest of the world have been promoting this crap and waging an all out hate war on body types that aren’t “skinny” enough for years now.
I know what I need to do…I’ve already given up many sugar filled goodies I’ve enjoyed but ate in moderation..And coffee…I had to give up coffee because I can’t drink it black..I needed creamer and cocoa in it..And I loved coffee… It’s bad enough I have to drink unsweetened tea (really not bad).
I’ve given up things..I’ve turned down ice cream..And who doesn’t love ice cream?

I’m not concerned about losing weight.. I’ve become secure enough with myself that I don’t want the fit body we all see on social media. I’m secure with who I am. What I need to focus on is keeping it that way. Keeping my mind well and happy while trying to stay ahead of this is my only priority. It’s hard enough for me when I have those days where I try not to hate my body.
Every day my heart stays healthy is a true blessing…And not having a complete mental breakdown because of people and their ignorance…Even better. I already have enough on my plate as it is…😧

If you make a joke about diabetes or mental illness, I will never follow you or re blog anything from you. They’re not laughing matters.
FYI TYPE 1 DIABETES ISN’T CAUSED BY EATING TOO MANY CAKES!! GHEEZ! WHEN WILL YOU PEOPLE LEARN??!!

keepfaithbaby  asked:

Realistically, Renesmee should have been born mute. Or maybe she could have been autistic? Let's see how would have The Cullens treated her if she wasn't their perfect little daughter they always put on pedestal.

[Hopefully it’s okay that I combined these answers into one! They were dealing with similar ideas, so I went ahead and talked about them together.]

On the one hand, I’m pretty uncomfortable with the literary theme of a family having a child with a disability and learning moral lessons as a result. I’m glad SM didn’t go there. On the other, because so much emphasis is placed upon vampires being scientific in Twilight, I initially thought Bella’s undeniably horrific pregnancy should have had scientific repercussions. 

Contemporary research suggests that maternal diet during pregnancy– and, more specifically, starving during pregnancy– can have a negative impact on the child’s cardiovascular health, tendency to get diabetes, propensity towards obesity, and even their mental health. And, because these effects are epigenetic and stem from mutations in the child’s genetic code, they are heritable by future generations. (Jacob and Nessie’s hypothetical twins might not do so well in the genetic lottery, in other words.)

Obviously, if SM applied this principle, Renesmee would be at a significant disadvantage. You don’t want cardiovascular issues if you’re growing quickly and reliant upon a rapidly-beating heart. Perhaps unsurprisingly, though, SM went the “Nessie is perfect” route. 

Ultimately, I don’t think “scientific vampires” have much to do with SM’s world-building. I doubt she ever brainstormed their properties or how they differed from the traditional, magical vampire on anything but a superficial level. Rather, a key theme in Twilight is contempt towards humanity*. In more “supernatural” universes, vampires have spiritual/magical limitations– crosses, holy water, garlic, etc.– and humans have value beyond their physical abilities, by having a soul for instance. By getting rid of that, SM made Bella’s choice a lot easier. Bella was becoming a superhero, not sacrificing something significant. 

[*Although the theme of The Host seems to be ‘yay humanity!’, so I feel like SM grew as an author or got a better handle on the implications of her writing before publishing it.]

So this is how it feels to drown? Realising your body carries the life raft, but refuses to tell you where it is kept.

Perhaps this is what it is like to hang from an olive branch, knowing it will sooner snap, than extend out its hand to you.

Keep holding on, little girl. Keep swinging on possibility.

Don’t let go. Not yet.

The roots are strong; they will not allow you to fall.

—  Branches and Brooks
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The  Amery Studios Spoon Theory Necklaces just got more colorful! I’ve got 10 colors in stock, and many more upon request. I didn’t mean to leave any out…so feel free to request the right color combo for you! 

Here are some common Spoonie Awareness colors: 

Black and White (Zebra): Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)

Blue: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Addiction Recovery

Green: Cerebral Palsey, Celiac Disease, Lyme Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, Mental Health awareness

Grey: Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Diabetes awareness

Lavender: Epilepsy 

Orange: ADHD, Multiple Sclerosis

Pink: Breast Cancer awareness

Purple: LGBT, Crohn’s Disease and Colitis, Lupis, Fibromyalgia

Red: HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse

Silver: Schizophrenia awareness, Disability Rights

Teal: Anxiety Disorders, Tourette Syndrome, Sexual Assault awareness and support

Yellow: Suicide awareness

(Source/more infothespoontheory

  • Republicans: WE GOTTA HELP THE POOR AND SINGLE MOTHERS!!! YEAH WE GOTTA MAKE FAMILIES STRONGER IN THIS COUNTRY!!!
  • Republicans: *wants to shut down planned parenthood*
  • Republicans: AND DONT FORGET ABOUT HOW MENTAL ILLNESS AND DIABETES AND HEALTH IN GENERAL IS A HUGE PROBLEM IN OUR COUNTRY
  • Republicans: *wants to shut down obamacare*