Dictatorship is never easy ...

By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-01-31 15:58:24 -0600
Started 2010-01-30 23:06:00 -0600

Diabetes causes us to become Dictators.

As Diabetics, there is a constant struggle within our bodies for control.
Diabetes is unique in the sense that it is and can be a life long struggle once you are diagnosed and the potential consequences of the complications can leave you close to death if not dead if you do not fight back and try to take back some control of your body and it's functions.

It may be hard at times and seem hopeless but being a dictator always is.
We must constantly do what is right, no matter how painful, time consuming and emotionally draining it becomes.
Our mood swings go from extreme highs to depth defying lows and " Why " becomes a fixture in our vocabulary and we all have our different ways of dealing with it.

Never right but always wrong in the eyes of the non - diabetic, sometimes misunderstood, never envied
The fight to take back control will always be an uphill battle, one that must be won today and refought again tomorrow.

There is no reason why it can't be done, we've worked this hard, come this far, don't know how far we will have to go.

All we know is that we can, we must and we will.
It won't be easy, but we can make it better for one another.
All it takes is Compassion, Understanding, Cooperation and Communication.

4 replies

ferk01 2010-01-31 01:14:19 -0600 Report

You are so right. I have many disabilities from neck herniation to cervical radiculopathy which causes me to type with one finger on my left hand but nothing is more frustrating or energy taking than dealing with my type 1 diabetes. It is hard much of the time. Any never mind the diabetes causing my other disabilities to be difficult to handle. Why is a question I ask daily if not hourly.

MAYS 2010-01-31 02:02:48 -0600 Report

Although at times it seems to be a hurdle that you cannot overcome, you must dig deep and push forward.
Stopping to rest for that one day is a major setback in treatment, at times doctors and procedures seem unfair but they aren't.
Diabetes doesn't take a rest, by the time that you are diagnosed a diabetic, years of damage to your internal organs has set in and is non reversable, all we can do is try to limit furthure damage of such.
Don't ever stop or give up, remember Diabetes had a headstart, but with proper care and treatment you can catch up and win this race !

rankearl 2010-01-31 15:54:24 -0600 Report

again i come back to that comment if they could only walk in our shoes life gives us lots of choices we are not prefect the most important things i have learned are from mistakes it is what you do after that poor decision that means the most and sometimes there is nothing you can do you have to accept that also my god is a good god im not so worried about how im judged here i live my life as best i can everyday because heaven is some place i want to be someday hugs julie