Did this thought ever cross your mind ?

By MAYS Latest Reply 2011-04-20 21:20:20 -0500
Started 2010-10-16 11:59:33 -0500

A Lifelong Power Struggle: You vs. Diabetes

Being diagnosed with diabetes is the beginning of a lifelong power struggle between both you, and diabetes.

Mutual respect should be given, but no misunderstanding should be taken, diabetes awakens you, and you in turn must tame it in order to control it.
In the process, getting to know your enemy allows you a little time to get to know yourself, after all the two of you are now “stuck with one another.”

It’s not a “Dr. Jekyll \ Mr(s). Hyde” relationship, it’s more of a “Love \ Hate” relationship that should lean more towards love, rather than hate.

There are some hidden benefits to having diabetes.

You will begin to pay more attention to yourself, and your health.
You will begin to eat healthier.
You will begin to visit your doctor much more often.
You will begin to manage your life, and time much more efficiently.
Yow will begin to help yourself and others to understand the importance of self worth.
You will now begin to do the things that you have always wanted to do.
You will become more aware of, and appreciate that which can now be lost easily.
(Use your imagination, no explanation needed)

Would you be giving yourself so much needed, quality attention if you were not a diabetic?
Maybe your diabetes is doing you a favor, are you ignoring the message, or have you recognized the cries for immediate attention, and action?

Show yourself some love, and while you are at it, take some time out to thank your diabetes.


4 replies

jeffrey9127 2010-10-17 18:30:03 -0500 Report

Hello Mays, I would not of thought of Diabetes as having any benefits, but what you say is very true. I for one would not take care of myself as well as I now do without this DX.

petals 2010-10-16 15:16:11 -0500 Report

Well said Mays as always. And the answer would be no, if it wasn't for the diabetes I wouldn't be taking care of myself like I should. So thank you diabetes. I still struggle some days, and that is just being honest. But I do it any way and in the long run taking care of myself now hopefully will prevent complications later on.

GabbyPA 2010-10-16 12:25:19 -0500 Report

My diabetes did me a BIG favor. While it is threatening to take time away from me, it has actually added time by getting me on a much better path. As I had said before, no matter the time it allows me, I will not leave with regrets now...a lot of that is because of my diagnosis.