** As part of National Diabetes Awareness Month, I am re-posting a blog I originally wrote on April 6, 2010
As a PWD (person with diabetes, Type 1 in my case), there are certain things that I do everyday without really even thinking about them. Having been diabetic since 1970, to me diabetes is like having blue eyes and brown hair. It just is. Tho, thinking of it that way can cause issues because D has to be managed every day, all day.
That is something that a person without diabetes just can’t truly understand, even as much as they want to. Sufferers of other chronic conditions can get a glimmer of it, I’m sure. But I know, as a diabetic, that I have no idea of what it is truly like to have a condition like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, hashimoto’s or any of the multitude of other conditions that people can be afflicted with.
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