I often check out the message boards and Facebook groups that are related to diabetes and wonder to myself, how the individual people view their diagnosis and what about their diagnosis has made them the person that they are today. It is funny to think that we are all living with the exact same disease, but all seem to have taken something different out of it. I know people are struggling with diabetes, I know people that aren't checking, refilling their pumps or pens - I know people that have given up.
I can admit that in the past four years I have had good and bad diabetes days. Days where I could have cared less about checking my blood sugar, or giving myself insulin. I had days were I thought having high blood sugar was something that always happened each day. But, on the other side, I have had days where I saw amazing numbers scattered evenly from wake up to bedtime. I have had days where I see checking my blood sugar as some form of a game, can I get a perfect number?
I guess that is what it is all about with diabetes a constant high-low emotional game. Diabetes has the ability to bring us up as fast as it can bring us down. We see it all the time on those message boards, mature adults begging for hope, peace and stability. The power that diabetes has over an individual is remarkable and in turn the power that it gives us to fight back is outstanding.