Monday, September 7, 2009
It's my third day in London and I can't believe how fast the days are going by. I never realized how ready I was to be on my own until this move. I know that I am able to take care of myself and my diabetes without having to rely on someone else.
This whole experience comes with so many learning opportunities. There are thousands of people at this school and I am lucky enough to be with three very nice girls in my residence. It was very reassuring when I was able to tell them about my diabetes and know that they were there to listen and learn about the disease that will follow me until we find a cure.
It's not easy explaining a disease to someone when you know that they could potentially be the one that has to save you. Every detail is extremely important because one quick second that I am not treated can lead me closer to unconsciousness or worse.
I have admit though all the stress and preparation that I put into what I was going to say was unnecessary. As I go along living with diabetes I have realized that people are more accepting than I gave them credit for. It's a lot of work trying to figure out diabetes and what to do, when to do it but ultimately it has to be done.