First, I want to say how glad I am to be a part of this wonderful community. It is great to have a place to connect with others that are coping with the same issues. I took a trip to Hawaii a few years ago and took an airplane tour of the island. the pilot landed on a smal airstip in the middle of the ocean and said this was the "Leper Colony'. Is run by some priests and no visitors allowed. They drop food and supplies from this small airstip and the Lepers have no contact with outside world. I thought of the bible story about the Lepers and then thought, with Diabetes, I am like them. We have a stigma in society, no cure , and feel like outcasts most of the time. So I wanted to know how Y'all, Sorry I'm in Texas,feel about this. Do you feel like the Lepers and how do some of you cope with the daily problems of the diease? I myself still find it hard to accept, after 4 years. For the first few years I was in such denial that I wouldn"t check my sugar because if the reading was too high, then it would ruin my whole day and make me very depressed. I am glad to say it has gotten better with time but I still struggle. Am I alone or are there others out there. Please share and thank you for being here and just caring.
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