Of late, I have seen so many discussions that are full of frustration, disgust and anger. Not at the disease so much, but at ourselves for not getting things right all of the time.
None of us went to diabetes school. We were kind of thrown into "class" with no knowledge of what we are getting into and a lot of times our "professors" are not diabetic, but they teach us their views which of course are the most correct ways to do or learn things. NOT!
Let's face it. The learning curve on being diabetic and all it entails is HUGE. And to compound the issue, each of us is so different and this disease is custom built. No one size fits all. We have to not only learn how to deal with our specific needs, but we also have to fight the onslaught of uneducated people around us who all know what is good for us. AAARRRGGG! It makes you want to pull you hair out.
So here we go. We are in class. Take notes. Ask a lot of questions. Experiment and discover for yourself things that the "teachers" don't teach you. Do your research and keep an open mind. Listen to the instructors, but know that it is just a foundation for you to build on. We are going for a masters degree, so expect it to take time and to be hard work. In the end it will pay off with knowledge to use in nearly any situation and better control for you. The goal will be a longer life with less complications.
Share with us some of the life lessons you have had in your diabetes class.
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