Admiring our Differences- 2011 blog week- day 1

Jeanette Terry
By Jeanette Terry Latest Reply 2011-05-12 15:21:25 -0500
Started 2011-05-09 12:15:13 -0500

In the world of diabetes there are many variations in forms of care and treatment. Everyone deals with their diabetes a little bit differently. Today's topic helps us appreciate the fact that we can all learn from our differences. This is your chance to tell us about those that you admire whether it beType 1s, Type 2s, LADAs, parents of kids with diabetes, spouses of adults with diabetes and so on.

5 replies

roshy 2011-05-12 15:21:25 -0500 Report

My dad was diabetic all his life, well since he was 7. He is now 57 and still a man full of passion, humour strength and hes also such a hard worker and loving father.
When i was small i remember asking him what he was doing with his needle!!
He softly explained about how he can eat like any other person except he needs to take a small needle before hand!! Then he took his needle and shot two units of insulin playfully up into the air and said ' its just like a water gun! ya see!'
I always considered myself a very lucky person because my father was such a good role model, he never abused his body, he always ate a good diet, never drank or smoked, always took his injections and never let diabetes interfere with his love for life.
When i was diagnosed with type one in 2004 i never realised how hard his condition was to live with. Now i have a great amount of respect and admiration for my father!! i have a lot to thank him for. He proved to me that there is more to life then just diabetes!! and because i was always around when he took his needles i was never afraid to take my own!!

So although im not as good of a diabetic as my father, i still thrive to accept it, try my best and live life to the fullest!

edvel54 2011-05-11 12:48:39 -0500 Report

I would like to thank my family for the support they give me. I ask a lot of them and they give me all the support I could ask for and more. If it wasn't for my mom who was diabetic< I would not have thought about being checked for it. She had me check my blood one day and it was 460..Thanks to her when I got home, First thing I did was make an appointment with the doctor.

Harlen 2011-05-10 13:13:46 -0500 Report

My wife is the greatest she realy helps me a lot
We are all difrent and what works for me may or may not work for you
There are foods that I cna not have any of and other things I can have some of without making me BS go way up .
For me as a T2 the pump was the way to go and my BS has never ben so good ,the pump impacts my life less then haveing to give shots a;; the time .
Best wishes all

jamie75 2011-05-09 16:32:00 -0500 Report

My husband tries to understand but for him it is difficult being that he is disabled. When I was diagnosed he took to the bed for 2 days because he did not know how to help me. He is a lot better now, and always reminds me when he knows I've gone past my time to eat, or test my sugar levels. We have to love those spouses of ours for their dedication.

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2011-05-09 12:33:41 -0500 Report

I admire all of those spouces of people with diabetes. I think that they have it especially hard. They get thrown into this crazy world of diabetes without any education or preparation. I recently got married, and my husband is very helpful and interested in learning about what I need and what he needs to know to help me care for my diabetes. But at times it can be very frustrating for both him and I as we try to work together for my health. He doesn't always understand the emotional effects that high and low blood sugars have on me, or the burden of daily diabetes care. But he is trying and he is very understanding. It is a lifelong learning process I suppose, so I just want to let all of you who are married to a diabetic know that you are great and we couldn't do it without you.

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