"I miss cereal. So. Much."
"It hurts me a little bit when people call for a cure for diabetes but specify type one. I never object to people focusing there advocacy on the form that affects them. But saying “We need a cure for type I !” feels like it’s going out of its way to exclude. Don’t types 1.5, 2, and the rarer forms also need cures?"
"My girlfriend has t1 diabetes and it scares the shit out of me. But I wish she could just see it the way that I do. Her bloody fingertips and itchy stomach (because she’s allergic to the adhesive on her pump) doesnt gross me out or send me running. It has me pulling her closer and wanting nothing more than to be consumed by her very essence. Maybe I dont understand it all and I know i never will..but Im trying. Hours and hours reading and looking at things I can do to help.. maybe even if it’s just a little. I just love her and her diabetes could never equal weakness to me. Those with diabetes are the strongest I have ever witnessed."
"I am reminded of my Diabetes 2 every waking moment; as I age my symptoms become more apparent and I wonder what is next? I cannot read the diabetes literature in the doctors office as it constantly reminds me of potential loss of sight, loss of a limb, or nerve damage and related complications. Me and my fellow Vets were exposed to Agent Orange in the mid-1960’s in Southeast Asia and Diabetes Mellitus is one of the many diseases attributed to AO and related herbicides."
"When i first got diabetes i promised myself i wouldnt let it define me, right now 6 years later im 18 years old and it has changed me so much its always there and i still secretly find myself denying at times it ever did change me"
"Sometimes I feel like I have to apologize to the DOC for having type 2 diabetes, or that people don’t think my opinion counts. I do care about people with type 1. I just want to be an advocate."
"I have no trouble saying that diabetes has ruined my sophomore year in high school. Because of diabetes I am in therapy, and I get yelled at daily by my parents. They have zero trust in me, and I don’t think that there has been a single day in the past month that I have not cried. Diabetes has made me weak. At 15 years old I am already broken."
"My mom keeps calling me a bitch all the time. Then asking me if my blood sugar’s high, saying that I get “bitchy” when it’s high.
1. WHAT gives her the right to even ASSUME something like that.
2. I AM ALLOWED TO BE CRANKY SOMETIMES, WHETHER MY BLOOD SUGAR IS HIGH OR NOT.
3. How can you call YOUR OWN DAUGHTER a bitch, just because she’s not all bubbly and happy all the time.
4. Guess what, I have a disease that will likely NEVER be cured, so being bitter sometimes is a right that YOUR HEALTHY SELF can not shame me for."
"Practically every date that I see, hear, or read about, I associate that date with either before diagnosis date or after diagnosis date."
"I get really annoyed when people freak out about Gestational Diabetes and act like their lives are ending and it’s the hardest thing in the world to handle. Guess what? Your diabetes goes away when your baby is born. Those of us with T1 or T2 have to live with it forever and learn how to care for a newborn AND manage our diabetes at the same time. Quit whining about having GD for a few weeks."