It’s National Diabetes Awareness Month
Here’s to all the diabetics who struggle on a daily basis with the obstacles diabetes throws at us. The high blood sugars, the low blood sugars, the DKA, the endless amounts of juicy juice, glucose tablets, glucagon shots, finger pricks, pump sites, omni pods, needle tips, strips, blood work and endo visits.
We all go through it. We all deal with it differently. We are our own people and we need to stick together and find a cure for this disease together. It’s not about fighting about who has it worse, or who’s had it longer. Dealing with diabetes takes patience, work, determination, and a merciless effort to make sure that we stay as healthy as possible with one less working organ as everyone else.
Don’t feel alone. There are millions of us out there suffering with the same exact thing. Even though we suffer differently, it comes back to the same idea: strength. We have so much more of it than we think we do. We just have to realize it and take a hold of it.
Diabetes may get in the way of us living normal lives, but it does NOT seclude us from being happy and healthy. Speed bumps are a part of life; pieces we can’t escape, but it doesn’t mean we can’t find a way to get around them and conquer them.
Diabetes does not have us, and it never will. We will find a cure, and no one will tell us otherwise.