Monday, September 7, 2009
Tomorrow is the first day of classes and I am really excited to begin the new chapter in my life. I have had such a great experience thus far and can't wait to continue. Being away from home has defiantly been different but I have really managed to do well.
Diabetes really hasn't been in the way of anything. I barely even realize that I am battling a disease here because there are so many other things to do, places to be and people to meet. People here are accepting my disease and that is what makes me feel so comfortable and at ease.
Once classes start I know that my schedule will begin to change and so will my needs as far as eating goes. I will have to learn how to adjust to the change and know when and when not to eat. The most important thing that I have to remember is that my health comes first. I don't ever want to feel like I can't test my sugar in front of people, give myself insulin or eat a snack. I have to do what I have to do in order to maintain my healthy lifestyle as a diabetic.
This change although drastic has been smooth. My diabetes supplies are neatly packed in a drawer & basket and my roommates are fully aware of what I need and where to find it. I feel confident and knowing that they are there to look out for me, as I would do the same.
I hope that anyone that is going into college with a life changing disease doesn't have to worry about what it's going to be like. It's simply a way of living and all it takes is an explanation to help people understand what you're going through.