I've had type one diabetes for 5 months now and for some reason I haven't gone through a depressed or sad state yet because of it. At first I thought maybe it was because the realization that I will be doing this for the rest of my life hadn't hit me yet but then I really thought about it and realized it wasn't that at all. What it was was my state of mind.
When I first found out I had T1 diabetes yes, I did ask myself the question "why me?" but I didn't ask "why me? why was I the unlucky one that was destined to live a life of needles and insulin" I asked "why me? Why was I chosen to be the one to help raise awareness and help others" I thought of it as almost a calling from god. I was, in some way, supposed to help others. I still don't know what my "calling" is. Am I supposed to help others more fully understand diabetes or am I supposed to one day help children with diabetes be able to cope with it? Maybe it isn't one of those reasons, I don't know. What I do know is that I was given this for a reason and one day I will know why.
I'm not saying that you should never be sad about it, everyone has a breaking point and everyone gets sad about it every so often but don't let the sadness and depression control you.
I tell myself all the time how lucky I am. I have two amazingly loving parents who both care for me so much. I have two sisters who, even tho we don't get along all the time, would do anything for me. And I am so incredibly lucky that diabetes is the only illness I have. I remind myself daily that it could be worse.
Please don't lose sight of everything you DO have and not the things you've lost because of being a diabetic. I love you all :)
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