Last year I decided to make an attempt at writing one blog post everyday for an entire month. All 30 days of November. Considering I have a difficult time coming up with material for everyday of the week, I was fairly convinced that I wouldn’t be able to do it. But throw in a handful of memes, a bout of homesickness and The Angry Eye, I managed to come up with a few things to talk about other than diabetes.
Which brings me to this thought: Every so often, I get enormously, ridiculously, out-of-control SICK TO DEATH of talking about diabetes. I mean, seriously, how many times can I tell a story about being low or going high before contemplating writing “You remember the last time I was low? It was just like that.”
I once wrote, perhaps ironically, that I am more than diabetes.
But based on this blog, you probably couldn’t really tell that, huh? I probably seem to most people to be completely obsessed with talking about my chronic illness when in reality it’s probably the last thing I ever talk about with people (unless they ask). Granted, this blog is the place where I am supposed to feel safe in talking about my medical condition and not worry about people thinking I’m a crazy person obsessed with blood and needles. But sometimes I think I need a little bit more balance in my life.
So while this is National Diabetes Month and World Diabetes Day is just around the corner (more on my plans on Monday), I think I’m going to take the opportunity in the coming weeks to talk a little bit more about who I am, my experiences, my beliefs, my critiques on life that usually stay captive inside my head because I simply don’t have time to devote to a second blog. Diabetes has played a huge role in how I view my life, but my life has also played a huge role in how I view my diabetes and hopefully this month I’ll be able to give people a better picture of me. Likewise, I hope that it will also give me an opportunity to learn more about you. We are more than our blood sugar readings, our bolus ratios and our A1C levels.
Welcome to National Diabetes Month. Here’s an up close and personal look at a girl who happens to have diabetes.