diabetes-problems

Dear All Diabetics:

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!)

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 

MY SUGARS GOING DOWN,DOWN.
  • Me: *finishes work out*
  • My diabetic body: WERE GOING DOWN DOWN IN AN EARLIER ROUND AND YOUR SUGARS IS GOING DOWN SWINGING.
  • Me: *rushing to the snacks* ILL BE YOUR NUMBER ONE WITH A KIT KAT, ITS LOADED WITH CARBS UNWRAP IT AND EAT IT.
I really hate when people ask me "how's your diabetes going?"

How do you even answer that?

It’s like a toddler asking a professor a complex physics question because they’ve heard their parents say the words.

I mean, I could answer in simple words, but you won’t understand all the complexities behind it.
I could answer in technical terms, but you won’t understand what I’m saying.

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.

WHICH HYPOGLYCAEMIC SYMPTOM ARE U????

Amnamnamnam
-Have i gone over my sugar limit who cares
-shakes until fed
-will only move to get a soft drink
-doesnt care what theyre eating just eAT
-never wants to eat again after their bg is normal

Shiverbean
-shakes violently all the time
-can hardly type
-dont u dare ask me to hold a pencil
-“not enough sample” or “bad strip error” messages on machine

Sensory hell
-too hot wait too cold aaaa
-can taste every bit of pulp in their tropicana
-would rather die than eat glucotabs
-dont tOUCH ME I CAN TEST MY BLOOD ON MY OWN

Mother of Dragons
-Powering ThroughTM
-slumped in a corner acting like theyre chill
-until u fuck with them
-will kill you for touching their jelly babies

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.”