Thursday, April 11, 2013

Emotional Game

I often check out the message boards and Facebook groups that are related to diabetes and wonder to myself, how the individual people view their diagnosis and what about their diagnosis has made them the person that they are today. It is funny to think that we are all living with the exact same disease, but all seem to have taken something different out of it.  I know people are struggling with diabetes, I know people that aren't checking, refilling their pumps or pens - I know people that have given up.

I can admit that in the past four years I have had good and bad diabetes days. Days where I could have cared less about checking my blood sugar, or giving myself insulin.  I had days were I thought having high blood sugar was something that always happened each day. But, on the other side, I have had days where I saw amazing numbers scattered evenly from wake up to bedtime.  I have had days where I see checking my blood sugar as some form of a game, can I get a perfect number?  

I guess that is what it is all about with diabetes a constant high-low emotional game.  Diabetes has the ability to bring us up as fast as it can bring us down.  We see it all the time on those message boards, mature adults begging for hope, peace and stability. The power that diabetes has over an individual is remarkable and in turn the power that it gives us to fight back is outstanding.



  1. someone's looking beautiful and thin :)

  2. Sometimes I think the message boards, facebook, twitter, google+ and any other social media that caters to any type of disease can be bad. I say this because there are people out there who try too hard to be "perfect". And nobody can be perfect. They listen to what those who are "doing better than they are" and feel horrible because they are "bad" diabetics.

    I used to be on facebook, hate it now, but could never find anyone who could relate to me. I have a very unusual problem It's so unique that my doctor told me to try the social medias to see if I could find another woman similar to me.

    I think once you've lived this this disease for over 20 years, you no longer think about it on a daily basis. Its's second nature to you. You get up, check your blood sugar, have your insulin eat breakfast and go on your way. It isn't something that you think about because you've done it for so long. Going to see the doctor isn't a big deal because it's something you do. You don't dread the trip to get the blood work done because you realize sometimes the A1C may not be where you want it. You know that as long as you're done the best you can, that is what matters.

  3. Well, LMR I am glad you still check out my blog! :D