If they find a cure for diabetes

By 21Rose'syearsT1 Latest Reply 2013-11-13 12:13:03 -0600
Started 2013-11-10 13:37:27 -0600

If they find a cure for diabetes I wouldn't want to cure. You might be wondering why?
Here's my reason: all my life I've been struggling with diabetes I've been in pain. My fingers hurt my stomach is hard as rock. My fingers are black because I poke them too much. I hate the pain when I take my insulin. When I'm taking the insulin I can feel the syringe going through my sking. I feel like I cannot live without my insulin. I feel addicted to it because I've been taking it my whole life. Finding a cure for diabetes mean that I will have to change my whole life. Sure I would love to eat a lot of candy without getting high blood sugar, sure I would love to spend the whole day without eating without low blood sugar. All my life I've been counting carbs I watch What I eat I'm different. I cannot see my self waking up and not check my bood sugar. I hate being in pain yet I love it. I feel hurt when someone move away from me because they I'm checking my glucose level in the bus because they see a little bit of blood in my finger tip. They hate it more ehen I just suck the blood of my figer. But they don't know what I'm going through.
I'm just giving my opinion. I'm a 21 years old young woman. I want to do a lot of things but I have a limit. Diabetes is my life I hate being in pain but u wouldn't change it for the world.

12 replies

Hops 2013-11-13 08:48:53 -0600 Report

Kimberly, like you I am Type 1. I agree with you that when a cure for diabetes arrives
I will enjoy continuing my diet of fresh fruit and vegetables and I will exercise daily. I would love a cure for diabetes because that cure will free up three hours a day for me to do something rather than testing my blood glucose, calculating and injecting insulin at least five times a day, and counting carbohydrates in every single food I eat. Traveling without my Frio Pack with insulin and without my Accu-Chek Aviva meter will be tremendously freeing. No longer logging my blood sugars, my insulin injections, and the foods I eat along with when I exercise would let me focus more on traveling without being loaded down with at least a half dozen different items required by me to keep my blood sugar at a healthy level. Then there is my container I keep filled with Sweet Tarts and Peanut M&Ms that I must have to treat my hypoglycemic episodes. T I would love having those three hours every day to spend helping others while finding things to do with the $14,000 a year I would save from not having to manage diabetes along with the cost of health insurance. I will be 60 years old on December 23, 2013 and on that date will have spent 45 years, three months, and two days spending three hours a day managing my diabetes so a cure will be tremendously appreciated by me.

PRINCESS KIMBERLY 2013-11-11 14:21:22 -0600 Report

Have they talked to you about the new V GO pump? I am still waiting on mine. Yes you still have to stick your fingers but it is a 24 hour pump / waterproof and you can put it on your hip,thigh,arm,or stomach. You only stick yourself once with it . I am ready for it I am tired of sticking myself 4 times a day.

GabbyPA 2013-11-10 21:47:02 -0600 Report

The fear of change is what has kept me in places I really would rather not be, but the fear of the difference keeps me "safe" with what I know and experience. Learning to embrace change can be very liberating.

It's good that you have accepted your diabetes, but never let it be why you endure pain and suffering. Let it be why you desire to experience life.

Nick1962 2013-11-10 18:53:58 -0600 Report

And there's a lot of things you can do - you don't have to have a limit. Diabetes is only part of your life, not your whole life. You're young enough and living in a time where technology might just make diabetes a thing of the past for you. You're doing the right thing by taking care of yourself now, but plan your future as if you won't have it I say.

jigsaw 2013-11-10 18:14:11 -0600 Report

I don't know about that! Let's see, I think I would trade it for a large pizza, a gigantic bowl of pasta, a massive hot fudge sunday, and a beautiful lady! Just kidding about the lady, I'm already married to one! (-;

21Rose'syearsT1 2013-11-11 11:31:00 -0600 Report

Lol Jigsaw I would love that massive hot fudge sunday and a handsome man.

jigsaw 2013-11-11 14:01:58 -0600 Report

See, I knew I could change your mind! I'm sure you'll find that special man, but as far as the hot fudge sunday, probably a bad idea. Of the available choices, one out of two ain't bad!