Welcome! I'd like to talk to you for a few minutes about diabeetus. Actually, about diabeetus and how it has affected me in my life. I'll start when I was first diagnosed. I was scared to death, I was experiencing symptoms that were... Strange, and unfamiliar to me, for instance I had an unquestionable thirst and my tongue felt like a horseshoe. I was losing my vision, I was losing my energy, I was getting up fifteen or twenty minutes all through the night. So I wasn't getting any rest. And as a result of all these things, I lost all my energy. I'm surrounded by people who love me, and I was... I was scared. Girl doesn't like to admit she was scared, but I truly was, I wasn't afraid to die; I knew that was coming to all of us. But, what I was afraid of was diabeetus.
So, this blog is here for us to help each other. Diabetes can make you feel terrible, and we don't need to be like that.
So forget your troubles, c'mon, get happy. I have done things I shouldn't do. Do the best you can with what you've got and I would encourage all of you.
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I hope if something ever happens to me in public I’m not around morons like this
I recently read a post which talked about having an extreme dislike towards the bruises, dots and rough skin caused by the daily finger pricking, pump sites and injections that having diabetes demands.
However, instead of going on about this dislike, this post took a turn towards the positive, explaining how all of these marks, in many ways, can be seen as battlefield scars. And I couldn’t agree more.
From time to time I tend to look at diabetes as a massive everlasting war which builds itself up from infinite little battles, and I, the soldier. I didn’t choose to go into this war, but I’m here now and I ain’t letting some punk-ass random rock up and be all ‘Yeah, hey, I’m diabetes, and you’re kinda stuck with me - THAT’S WASSUP’
- hell no, Bitch. I ain’t going down without a fight.
When it comes to war few people go in without fear, everyone knows that. Hell, you’d have to be mental if you went in there with no fear, but what’s overlooked by many going in is the courage, strength, resilience, energy and heart they have and hold on to until the very end.
The very same applies for our own little war.
I know that, unless a cure comes in my lifetime, I’ll never ‘win’ the war, that is, I’ll never live without diabetes, but that doesn’t mean I can’t teach my diabetes where it stands in our little relationship, by going all beast mode and winning the day-by-day battles - and as far as I’m concerned I’m doing a pretty fucking badass job at owning said smaller battles as they come my way.
In fact, I’d go as far as saying I own them LIKE.A.BADASS.BOSS. And that makes me feel pretty damn good. ‘Cause the sun never sets on a badass.
Jasper Carrott (via insulinaddict)
The general misconception that eating too much sugar gives you diabetes. It really annoys me when people find out that I have diabetes, a lot of times I have heard “oh, well, did you eat a lot of sugar?” or “Really, but you’re not overweight.”
I mean, it’s all right that you don’t know what actually causes diabetes, but do you really think saying that someone shouldn’t have eaten so much sugar or doesn’t look like they are overweight is gonna make someone feel good? Didn’t think so.
I wish the misconception could just go away. No, diabetes is not caused by eating to much sugar. Yes, people are more susceptible to type II diabetes if they are overweight, but even then, the disease is still linked to certain genes, so it is an inheritable factor.
In addition, Type I diabetes isn’t even associated with your diet as well. It can also be inherited, and is caused by the body’s own immune system attacking the beta cells that produce insulin in the pancreas because it believes it is foreign.
Diabetes is a disease, and spreading the misconceptions stated earlier isn’t going to help out people with diabetes. We deal with enough pricks a day already, we don’t need to deal with any more with these mindless comments.
And I know some people state those comments because they actually believe they are true, which is okay, I just wish overall there could be more education about this disease, even for people who don’t have to deal with it.