Monday, September 17, 2012

We can do it!

There are several moments in your daily life that you probably wonder why you were the one to get diabetes. I think that it is fairly normal to have these thoughts as long as you're able to pull through them.  The odd time I will think, 'what if I gave up on diabetes?' much like my pancreas decided to give up on me.  But, then I realize as much work as diabetes is, it's a life or death situation and in those situations *most* of us would choose life.  

Another way to look at it is if you were driving along the busy highway and decided, ' this has been an awfully long drive I think I will just STOP'  well you can stop if you want, you know how you can stop - just step on the breaks, however, with that come the consequences of a. being badly injured or b. dying.    You can't just stop on the highway without consequences much like you can't just stop taking care of your diabetes without consequences.

Of course, when we look at our non-diabetic friends or just the people around us that we know aren't diabetic we get pancreas envy and imagine ourselves not having to check out blood sugar or having to give ourselves insulin - but like I always mention those people most likely look at others and envy them for one thing or another. It's human nature to think the grass is greener on the other side, when in reality every place, person and situation has its flaws.

Giving up on diabetes happens a lot because it is so time consuming.  If we gave diabetes our attention all the time we might have fancy beautiful numbers, but a lot of our life would be crumbling around us because our lack of attention for other things.  It's difficult to manage diabetes with everything else life has to offer us, but the truth is is that we all can do it in some way or another we just can't be perfect at everything we do all at once.


1 comment:

  1. This is very true and I have never really seen it in writing like this and it truly inspiring it makes you realize ho.w diabetes can really be life or death I have given up on diabetes before put the "breaks" on but never realized it could kill me its hard to imagine that but your right you would I never slam on the breaks on the highway so why do it with diabetes. I really love this analogy thanks Kayla for writing your blog on a daily basis letting us other type 1's know we aren't alone! =]