you ain't gonna tie me down

Diabetes has it's up sides.

I mean other than all the scary health complications…

Having Diabetes makes me feel like such a stronger person, mentally and physically.

Mentally: I’m less scared of things. When I was first diagnosed the tiniest thing would break me down and I’d use my diabetes as something that weighed me down. Now it’s something that makes me strive to want more. I want to prove to all those people that diabetes is not and anchor that keeps you in the same place, it’s simply and iceberg that you can’t crash into and let it take you down.

Physically: I have a higher tolerance for pain. Pricking my finger when my lancets set at 8? OUCH… not anymore!