There are "types" of Diabetes Mellitus that we all know of, but really, being on this forum for the last 8 months I've seen that "type" really doesn't "dial in" how much this disease affects us on a daily, monthly, yearly basis. Our realities are based on a complex time-continuum. There's really no past nor future in time/reality, in my opinion. There is just the ever present. Let me be a little less vague…
In my opinion, your particular "type/scale" of diabetes has all to do with how much time you spend being diabetic. There are those that are pre-diabetic that just have to keep an eye on things. Then there are those that spend almost the whole day with their heads wrapped around foods, testing, basal shots, fast-acting insulin, lows, highs, corrections, they're slaves to the process of just staying healthy. And then there are the most of us…in between.
As I've mentioned before…I consider myself 'diabetic light'. I test once in the morning to keep a pulse on any (drastic) changes…and I test once at night. Other than keeping off sugars and not treating myself to too many carbohydrates at one time…diabetes isn't really a factor in my life. I've adapted. For those who's lives revolve around their diabetes all day…my heart goes out to you. Your "type" is immeasurable..
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