I was recently looking through the slews of conversations on TuDiabetes in preparation for a talk on how the issue of diabetes complications as approached through social media channels, and I noticed something interesting. This community is fantastic at giving love and support when one of our members posts about experiencing complications. We rush to give pep-talks, assure each other that it's not our fault, encourage each other to stay positive, send virtual hugs.... But we don't spend a lot of time sharing how we feel about diabetes complications.
Wanna talk about it? Here are some jumping-off questions:
Have you ever had dreams about diabetes complications? What are they like?
When you think of complications which do you think of first/most? Why?
How often do diabetes complications enter your mind? Do you try not to think about them? Or maybe find yourself thinking of them obsessively?
When you think about diabetes complications do you feel fear? Anger? Shame? Guilt? Determination? Sadness? Gratitude? Other things...?
Watch Manny's video "My Diabetes Nightmare"