Today let’s borrow a topic from a #dsma chat held last September. The tweet asked “What is one thing you would tell someone that doesn’t have diabetes about living with diabetes?”. Let’s do a little advocating and post what we wish people knew about diabetes. Have more than one thing you wish people knew? Go ahead and tell us everything.
Diabetes is awesome!
I mean think about it? You get to control what you body used to do AUTOMATICALLY?! I don't about you but the thought of letting my body do things on its own seems really scary and oh so lazy. If I could pump my own heart I totally would because I would be IN CONTROL and make SURE it was done right! So awesome.
Diabetes makes it easy to cook!
Since you have to stick an awesome needle in your finger every day, like SEVERAL TIMES A DAY, your fingers get so awesomely calloused to if you have to grab something out of a hot pan when you are cooking and maybe don't have tongs nearby, NO PROBLEM! You can just grab whatever you want because your calloused fingers don't feel the heat as much. AWESOME!
Diabetes makes you totally tech savvy!
You get to walk about with all these cool medical devices on you all the time! They read all the blood you get out of your fingers with one of these machines! Some people never get to see blood but you'll get to all the time! LUCKY RIGHT?! That's like being able to see the backstage at a concert. So cool.
If you have diabetes you get to meet lots of cool people!
You will so many new doctors and all the cool lab techs who will take your blood to test it for other stuff! Yeah, and you'll meet eye doctors, foot doctors, educators!!? I mean, you learn stuff. You can be smarter! Like a GENIUS!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!
Diabetes makes you feel rich!
When I am opening up my wallet all the time, paying for stuff, or using my credit card, it makes me feel so awesomely RICH! Like Beverly Hills rich! And when you have more bills you get more mail!! remember being a kid and being so excited to get mail? Well, diabetes helps you get even more! SO AWESOME!!
If could get diabetes again I totally would! DOUBLE DIABETES?!?! The thought makes me want to check my blood again. SO AWESOME!!!!
So in closing you should know that diabetes is the best thing ever since Sea Monkeys and Nutella. Not together of course, but like separate. I mean, Nutella is good but if you threw a Sea Monkey in it I think I would gross out. Eww.