“You’re so responsible.”
Have you ever heard that one? It usually comes after explaining what it takes to manage diabetes. You explain that it’s not as simple as not eating sugar and taking a few injections, that’s it actually impossible to get it right half the time and that your brain has turned in to one giant, number-crunching, carb-counting, bolus-deciding event planning business that you never signed up for.
Responsible? Nope. This is life with diabetes. Because if you don’t pony up and get responsible right quick, this disease has a nasty way of catching up with you. Sure, you can stack up some bad habits over the years but in terms of responsiblity, you’re either responsible enough to take insulin or…..well…the alternative ain’t pretty. Which is why even little kids who get this disease can sometimes mature very quickly after diagnosis- they know there are serious consequences to not being respo
It’s always funny when people say that they could “never manage it all,” because they’re disorganized, or that it sounds like so much work. And they’re right that it’s a ton of work. But what people forget when they say these things is that there wasn’t any choice when we were diagnosed. There wasn’t an array of medications available, there was insulin. So you could say that I’m responisble.
Or you could say that I choose to live. It’s an easy choice when you look at it that way.