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Hey, it’s okay!

March 17, 2008

… to have a blood sugar of 312 mg/dl and not have a frickin’ clue why.

… to contemplate ditching the pump each and every time you have to wear a dress.

… to think your insulin pump is cooler than their insulin pump.

… to have diabetes burnout the day after you’re diagnosed.

… to cringe every time someone says, “Oh well at least you don’t have…” Diabetes still sucks even if isn’t cancer.

… to read articles about diabetes research and not understand a single word.

… to be managing your diabetes just fine on injections, thank you.

… to have type 1 and support the American Diabetes Association (we may not understand, but we still love you).

… to clap your hands with glee when you have a good blood sugar.

… to eat dessert (as long as you cover it!) and enjoy it!

(Alternative title to this post: “If a diabetic worked at Glamour…”)

9 Comments
  1. March 17, 2008 10:29 AM

    Here, here!

  2. March 17, 2008 1:07 PM

    Amen to that!

  3. March 17, 2008 1:12 PM

    I really like this…

  4. March 17, 2008 5:41 PM

    So true!

  5. Sara permalink
    March 17, 2008 8:03 PM

    Whoop! Whoop!

  6. March 18, 2008 9:41 AM

    It’s okay to berate people for telling you not to eat sugar.

    It’s okay to miss morning classes if you’ve been up at night with a low. Or a high.

    It’s okay to yell at insurance company representatives.

    It’s okay to call the nurses several times a day, especially right after diagnosis.
    🙂

  7. nicole permalink
    March 18, 2008 2:12 PM

    kinda weird!!.

  8. March 24, 2008 7:24 PM

    I love it! I’m glad it’s okay.

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