I'm back, again

By Chad1978 Latest Reply 2011-08-23 13:49:04 -0500
Started 2011-08-21 08:13:29 -0500

Hello fellow diabetics. Also, hello to those of you that are not diabetics, but are here supporting diabetics in your life or just trying to find a spot with good folk to talk to. It has been a little while since I have been on this site, and I was not ignoring any of you. Sorry if I have not responded it's just that I am so damn busy enjoying life. I just got back from Cincinnati, OH with my wife and kids and her family, as we enjoyed a couple of days at King's Island, which is a place I recommend for everyone. This fun park is so much fun for my 3 year old son up to his 66 year old grandmother. We had a blast.

So, how the heck have you all been? Hopefully you all are doing well. I hope you have all been checking your blood sugars, exercising properly, and watching what you eat. I have to admit I have been a very bad diabetic, as I have not checked my blood sugars in about a month. Probably should do that today. My A1C numbers have been great though. My last A1C WAS A 4.5-4.7. I forget what the exact number was, but it was in that range. I know that's not a good excuse not to check my blood sugars, but I decided to reward myself by allowing myself not to prick my damn fingers for a while. I really don't recommend this to any of you out there, unless you are very diciplined in your routines.

So, has there anything happening in the science of diabetes? I used to stay on top of all the new research and such, but that was when I hoped I could be cured. Don't get me wrong, I would love to be cured, but I just don't care about that anymore. I just don't see my diabetes as a burden to me at all, anymore. It is now part of me, and I understand and am quite OK with this. Diabetes is now my friend and not just an acquaintance. I have type 1, and honestly I am 100% OK with that. If there was a cure that had 0% side effects I would absolutely accept that cure, but until that happens I have open arms for my diabetes. As usual my motto is diabetes doesn't own me, but instead I own it. It doesn't control me and my life. I control it. I have the power. It does not. I hope many of you feel this way, too. I don't mind talking about it. I don't care if healthy people compare it to something else, or even themselves. I love joking about it. I see no negatives with my diabetes. I do see negatives with diabetes, however, but mostly when I hear about children becoming diabetic. Now I don't want to hear anyone becoming a diabetic, but when a young child gets it I feel that is the worst news. I hate hearing about any child getting any type of disease, whether it's curable or not.

As usual I am all over the place in my little discussion, and really have no main point in this discussion other than to say hello to some of you old friends, and even to some of the people I have yet to speak to on this site. I hope you all enjoy your days/nights, and I bid you all adieu. I hope you all remember to smile often, control your disease and not let it control you, allow those arround you to compare our disease to some other disease, or even a non-disease, because all they are trying to do is make you feel good in their own way. Do not see that as an annoyance, but as a sign that they care. Most importantly laugh. Laugh a lot. We have only one life, so we might as well enjoy it. If things in life are getting tough then you have to find a way to tenderise it. If life starts to become dark then turn on some damn lights. If you are sad then go watch one of the National Lampoon's Vacation movies. In other words you have to find a way to counter any negativity. I know it may not always be so simple, but if you don't ever try to counter a negative moment then you will have very few positive moments, and that has to suck.

Your fellow diabetic and rambler,

11 replies

Chad1978 2011-08-23 09:10:05 -0500 Report

Thanks everyone. I have a feeling this summer/fall isn't going to be perfecct, however. You see, I am a Chicago Bears fan. Really that is all I need to say. LOL. Lucky for me I am not a Cubs fan. That would really be rough.

mysteria7130 2011-08-21 12:53:38 -0500 Report

Great to hear you had a great time in OH with your family. I agree with you about enjoying life. I take it 1 step at a time. I do not believe in a bad day just a bad moment. We need to pick our self up, brush our self off and start again. I joke around with my neighbors all the time. It is what it is. Today is the first day of the rest of our lives. So have a great life. I am 60 and I have type 2and so does my son. My mother and aunt had type 1 as well as a cousin on my fathers side. oh well. It is what it is.

Chad1978 2011-08-23 09:12:54 -0500 Report

I like the way you think. It sucks that so many in your family have diabetes, but my guess is the good news is that you all are great support systems for one another. Keep up the positive thinking, and enjoy this most excellent summer.

realsis77 2011-08-21 12:16:16 -0500 Report

Hi and welcome back! I'm so happy your enjoying your life and things are good for you! That's great!:) don't wait so long to post next time ok? :) take care and keep on enjoying life! :)

Chad1978 2011-08-23 09:19:03 -0500 Report

Ha, I will try not to take so long next time. I promise. I definitely plan on enjoying life, and I sure hope you are doing the same. Don't forget to take your daily dose of laughter. That is most definitely the best medicine. LOL

Pynetree 2011-08-21 09:19:41 -0500 Report

Hey Chad, Welcome back, do a finger stick NOW, and enjoy the rest of your summer! ; )

Chad1978 2011-08-23 09:21:44 -0500 Report

Ouch, did it and my numbers were great. It's weird to test and actually be able to feel it for a change, LOL.

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