I feel like this isnt talked about at all really, so im just gonna say it-
Im here for the diabetics who are not so “diabadass.” The ones who
•ask family members or friends to do their injections/sites etc for them because they cant find the courage to do it themselves
•hesitate before inserting needles into their body
•are afraid of needles or blood yet must face it multiple times a day
•get anxiety over their sugars not being “normal” or “good enough”
•get anxiety over visiting their endo
•feel as if theyre a “bad diabetic”
•feel like theyre different from or dont fit in with other people around them because of their disease
•dont like talking about diabetes
•feel like they can’t complain about their disease because someone will say the infamous “at least its not cancer etc! !1!1!!!” line
•are sick of society not understanding diabetes and constantly being compared to someone’s grandparent, a pet, or something like a cupcake (etc)
(Feel free to add to this if you’d like)
All of these things are OK. You are never alone in your fight, and just because you have diabetes, diabetes does n o t have you. You are more than your illness, and even if you are afraid sometimes, you can and will win this fight. No matter what, remember, YOU ARE A DIABADASS ♡
******P.S. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS BEING A “BAD DIABETIC” !!!! yes diabetes IS bad, but you are most definitely not bad because of it!!!!! Dont let anyone tell you otherwise.
(Please message me if you need to talk, i will 1000% understand what youre going through my friend!)
I sometimes catch myself when I’m thinking about diabetes like other people don’t have to worry about this. How nice going to bed and not worrying about waking up 8 times because of lows and eating when ever
Me when I was first diagnosed: Alright now I’ve got approximately X amount of carbs that I can consume throughout the day, which I can break down into X amount of carbs every four hours, which gives me three meals and one bedtime snack
with high-protein content to carry me through
. Everything must be precise in order to maximize success with my blood sugars.
Me now: I don’t see why I can’t have three pasta dinners tonight
when a chronically ill person says "I'm tired" and you say "yeah me too. I got 4 hours of sleep last night," please understand that you and that person are not talking about the same kind of tiredness.
I was changing my insulin pump this morning when I had the realization that not everyone has to put needles in their body and inject a potentially lethal substance multiple times a day to stay alive. Like woah. What’s that even like cause I don’t remember. Not being diabetic just seems so… Strange. Idk.
Years ago, when I was eight years old and first diagnosed with type one diabetes, someone was asking me what being a diabetic meant. I was not as familiar with internal organs at the time as I could have been but I remembered that the name of the organ in my body that wasn’t working anymore (the pancreas) started with a “p”. So I said “I’m a diabetic because my penis isn’t working.”