Thursday, February 4, 2010
It's not too hard to find people that will take the time to learn about you, and it's not too hard to find people that can joke with you once they learn about you.
Before moving into residence I was so scared that my diabetes would be considered 'hard work' or scare people. I know that there are so many things that can happen to me but there are also so many things that make me exactly like everyone else. Yes when I indulge in cheesecake with the roommates I'm checking my sugar and taking a few shots of insulin but in the end I do indulge in the cheesecake.
It's simple, George Canyon says it in his speeches, 'part of diabetes is all up here.. right in your mind... if your mind isn't happy neither is your body' to me, this is so true. If I am not positive and if I can't joke around and be like everyone else than my body is going to destroy itself. Of course I am not eating cheesecake every single day but who is? If I cut myself off from everything that everyone else does how could I live?
Yes there are so many experiences that I will have that no one else will but that is because I am an individual. There are also experiences that I will have that only diabetics will know and that's because I myself am diabetic. But there are so many experiences that are equally shared by girls my age everywhere that we all just share because we're living our lives to the fullest and I have every right to do so.
I am comfortable with my disease and every single person knows that, that knows me. A funny incident happened that very day that I shared cheesecake with my roommates along with two other girls. As we all took our forks and dug into the cheesecake, I said, "oh I'm going to end up in a coma!"and my roommates laughed, one saying,"She's diabetic!" as we all laughed, the other girls wondered why this matter was funny! But it's all in a joking manner.
I know diabetes is serious, but I can't always be serious, no one can. You just have to live with what you got!