Just curious how you view having to cope with diabetes. In simple would you consider it
1. A total nightmare that has turned your world upside down. You'd pay millions (if you had it) to be free
2. An inconvenience that can be a pain in the A. Ehhh things could be worse.
You may be in the middle somewhere but if you have to pick one which best describes your feelings. You know my feelings so I won't bother voting.
It's a 2 for me. If anything makes it tough it's being around people who don't have to watch what they eat. In restaurants it can be a battle to get them to amend their servings for me - I get charged for substitutions or for what I can't eat from a particular offering or at conferences where meals are never planned with particular diets in mind. I've actually had to walk away from meals because of the lousy options. On occasion I have had people I eat with think that I'm just being difficult when I ask questions of the wait staff what's in the food or how its prepared - they usually have no idea especially if it's from a can. Beyond this I've been pretty lucky and don't find the diabetes to be to difficult to live with. But I sure do miss the big meat and potato dinners.
I have had diabetes for 43 years. It is more than a minor convenience, but I have learned to adjust and be thankful for the Blessings in my life that I DO have. Definitely a #2
I meant "more than a minor INconvenience!!!" Me and my typos!!!
I think most of us can read what's meant rather than what's on the page... my eye, at least, totally missed your lack of IN and read it as you intended LOL
Yep I done the same there.
I would say a definite 2. I have worse conditions to deal with that are my # 1's.
#2. Diabetes is no fun, but my friends who had cancer are dead.
I'll go with #2. I was diagnosed at age 7, so I don't have such a clear "before" memory to make a valid comparison.
BUT -- that doesn't mean I wouldn't sell the house, drain the retirement fund, take out loans, etc. to be free of it. I likely would, especially if the protection extended to my two sons. Right now, being around for my kids as they get older, and doing what I can to make sure they don't get diabetes (which, right now is nothing) is more important to me than making my own life situation more tolerable.
I'm 3rd generation (mother, grandmother, both insulin dependent by 50.) adult T1 in the family, and even had a gg grandfather whose civil war records him a diabetic. That was his cause of death, BTW. So I tested every year or two, expecting to have this outcome. I couldn't manage successfuly oral med only, so always felt tired, and symptomatic with the usual. The day I got on insulin (Lantus, 35 units nightly. I felt WONDERFUL!! I ddidn't need to stay 20 feet from the bathroom, and drink buckets of water, I will never go back to orals. EVER!
I've had some crummy lows tho, live alone, and test before driving. My driver's license or records include me being diabetic. That was a hassle to get a new drivers license, pay the doc to write a letter, etc....
I have about 1 minute warning on a low coming on........anybody else?