My name is Janne. I've been type 1 diabetic since i was 10. About five years ago up until last June, i subconsciously hated my diabetes, even the word itself, until i watched a video of DiabeticDanica around July, I realized that i wasn't so accepting about my condition.
The video I watched was called Why I Check my Blood Sugar by DiabeticDanica. I used to not check my blood sugar whenever I knew I was high, which was pretty much most of the time. My family and my endo would constantly tell me how life threatening that is. Long story short, I was in my rebellious stage and I simply did not care. The video helped me understand how important it is to check my blood sugar. With that being said, I've changed for the better. I've accepted my life, and I'm a lot happier. I actually had my endo appointment a day before Halloween, he said everything looks good. That sense of approval made me feel better about myself, but now, I don't only do these things because my endo or my mom told me to, I do it for me.
I've written myself a list about the positives about diabetes so I don't forget, and the DOC is definitely the one I like most. Being understood is certainly one of the greatest things on earth. I've only been on TuDiabetes for less than 24 hours but the people here are very welcoming, I love it. I wanna thank the Diabetes Online Community. I no longer feel alone on this journey.
November 14- Diabetes Awareness Day. I plan on raising awareness this whole month, especially on November 14. I have things in mind like asking my teachers, students, my friends to wear blue, explain what diabetes is, how we diabetics deal with it, how to prevent type 2, maybe show a day in life with diabetes, and most importantly, to clear probably not all, but hopefully some misconceptions about diabetes. (Did I say "diabetes" too many times?) Diabetes! Diabetes! Diabetes! (Yeah, that should do it.)
What are some of the many misconceptions that you would like to be cleared up? Every comment is appreciated!