SInce I’ve joined this community I am sorry to say that I have read more negative comments about diabetes than positive.
Why? Don’t you ALL realize that you have a CONTROLLABLE disease? You’re not dying of cancer (although I do know there are a number of people who are suffering from additional ailments besides diabetes here and this is not aimed at you), but for the majority… who suffer from diabetes only… DIABETES IS CONTROLLABLE!
I’ve been Type 1 for 36 1/2 years. I was diagnosed at the age of 2 1/2. I’ve lived an amazing life. Don’t get me wrong, I have my days. I have HIGH days and I have LOW days … both mentally and physically for both. But, I work with a man who is dying of prostate cancer. He was told in March 2006 that he had maybe 6 months to live. That was almost 3 years ago and he’s still here fighting. He comes to work each day now wearing a morphine drip. He told me today that the pain on a scale of 1 (good) to 10 (bad) is a 20. You see, his cancer has metastesized (spell?) into his bones. He is dying a slow and painful death. I’m going to die too but today, I live with a disease that I can control.
Sure, we can all sit around feeling sorry for ourselves and drive ourselves crazy with carb counting, BG numbers, etc… etc… but for goodness sakes people, take a look at the world around you. There are SO many worse things out there! You’re alive! You have the ability to control this. If you don’t have the best doctors holding your hands you have a GREAT community right here of many wonderful people who can help.
SMILE! You’re alive. Yes, you’re a diabetic. Whop-di-freakin-do! Move on! LIVE! You could get hit by a car tomorrow. Then what?