What do you think about the chances for a cure for diabetes? I've always been told (as a child, when I was newly diagnosed) that I would always have D, for the rest of my life. I guess my parents didn't want me to cling to the idea of a cure and then would be dissapointed if it would not come true or that I therefore wouldn't take it seriously... i don't know. But most of you seem to used it to pull themselves together.
I've been occupied by this lately and think, that there are indeed some interesting approaches. Unfortunately I have neither a clue of medicin nor pharmacy, so I cannnot really say and in the end it always is "Oh, it will take at least another 5-10 years until this method is secure/market-ready/approved". And they said this 10 years ago concerning the approches at that time.
I mean, I would love to be cured. Lately I dared a few times, for the first time in 15 years of diabetes and only for a split second, to imagine how life would be without D. I dare so little because I'm afraid to discover how much quality of life I loose through D and that I would compare my life with D with a life without D and to discover how huge the differences are. I'm afraid to believe in something that then possibly never happens to come true.
It's probably different, if you've just gotten D. I remember that I compared in an instant and imagined the differences between my futures. But by now my idea of a future with D has completely replaced the idea of future without D, so that a swap in the back direction in nearly as difficult as the swap in to-direction. It's a change of world view (a very postive one, but still), which my brain seems to block.
Of course I'm hoping for a cure but... I don't think of it. You see, I read there is a dad who promised his 12 year old, newly diagnosed daughter a cure until her 18th birthday. This promise is almost guaranteed not to be hold, no matter how much the father is wishing it. What a disappointment will this be for his daughter?
You see, I don't want to be a downer here. But I just don't dare. I don't want to be disappointed.
What do you think?