For Diabetes Awareness Month, the American Recall Centre has been asking people who blog about diabetes to tell them what we want others to know.
This is version one of what they've created, and they're hoping to create more as Diabetes Awareness Month continues. Here's my contribution:
I know I don't "look" sick, but I have to live with type one diabetes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, for the rest of my life. Or until they find a cure.
Diabetes doesn't go away. Unfortunately, my pancreas took an early retirement, and it's not planning on coming out of that retirement...ever! It's something I have to factor in to many decisions every day. And just when I think I've nailed that decision making process, another curveball is thrown my way. I learnt a long time ago that the words "perfection" and "diabetes" are never gonna go together. It's a frustrating condition to live with. And, as sad as it is to admit this, it's my biggest insecurity, because it's the one thing about my being that I cannot change.
We deserve a cure.