I was diagnosed with Type 1 at age 14, 37 years ago.
It's a hassle for me, a huge pain in my butt, and many other descriptive words that I can't think of right now. And of course I would rather not have it . . .
But do I suffer from diabetes? No, I don't think so; it's just gotten to be a way of life for me.
There was probably a time in my life that I did suffer from it, but it has long disappeared, and I am very thankful for that. I guess it all depends on how one interprets the word "suffer".
Yes, I know there are diabetics who do suffer from it, and I don't want to down-play that - But I guess the next time I am asked "How long have you suffered from diabetes?" my reply will be "I don't".
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