I found this inspiring post that shares learnings and experiences when living with diabetes:

I've spent the last 25 years living with type 1 diabetes. Here's what I've learned:

  • Some of what "they" said is wrong.  It just is.
  • There are times when "they" make a good point, and it's up to us as patients to figure out what information we react to.
  • The needles don't hurt as much now as they did then.... read the full post here

And, what have you learned from your diabetes? Maybe with our learnings we can even write a post together. 



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What an interesting post idea, Carmen. I'll chime in -

What I've learned from my diabetes (30 plus years and counting):

It can be managed and complications avoided...no matter what "they" say.

There are way worse things than diabetes and there is more to life than diabetes...I know this from experience.

The world does not revolve around how many or what kind of carbs I can or should eat today...it is silly to expect this.

My type of diabetes is not the priority for the market, so I have to ignore most of what "they" say to manage it today.

This was specially meaningful for me::

Progress isn't always shown in tangible technological examples. Sometimes progress is being able to look at a blood sugar number without feeling judged by it. Or to look in the mirror without wishing you were different.

For a long time I felt guilty about every time my blood sugar was high, and took me some time for me to learn there's no reason for feeling that way.

And yes, I also think it would be a great idea to share our stories about our learnings. I'm sure I will come up with something more later.

I have learned that there a lot of opinions about how to treat my disease and that the only ones that matter are mine and the doc's.

I have learned that there are a lot of people whose only goal it to make money from us and that they sometimes drown out the work of those that care.

I have learned the I cannot do without the I support recieve from others, especially from the members here. Without this support I would be totally lost and would still be ingnoring my disease.

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