I'm going away today for 10 days and I've made a list of everything I packed so I could go through my suitcase and make sure I have everything… Well, I have one huge suitcase full of clothes, but the thing that amazes me the most is my "medicine bag." I have an entire Vera Bradley tote filled with just my medication. I was never a heavy packer, I could stuff everything into a small suitcase or duffel and be on my way, now I have to take an entirely separate bag just for my diabetes supplies.
It's moments like this when I truly remember that my life wasn't always this complicated… I didn't have to make sure I had enough insulin or needles or glucose tabs.. I didn't have to pack bottles of vitamins and acid reflux pills. And I certainly never had to pack my own bag of food to take on a trip.
I'm so happy to be here and to be able to actually go away for the week.. And I still believe diabetes saved my life, but that doesn't stop me from looking at all this and realizing how different I am from everyone I know.
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