Diabetes + My Response = My Life

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If you’ve rambled around this site a bit and read some of my posts you know my work aims to help you look for whatever good you can in having diabetes, since after all, you have it. And let the bad roll over you as best you can. And, to push the envelope so far that you create an exceptional life, not despite having diabetes, but because of it.

Granted, that’s easier said than done, and you have to be in the right place in your life and your head, and there will be days you’ll feel, “yea, I got it, whoo hoo, and days you’ll think, “I can’t bear another moment of this, another fxxckin’ high blood sugar, another low, another muffin calculation….! Well, you get the point. Still, I believe, looking for the good in life is a more worthwhile way to live.

So it struck me while reading Amy Tenderich’s blog, DiabetesMine, last week, that while Amy focuses as an experienced journalist on sharing what’s going on in diabetes research, technology and pharmaceuticals, and I know she has a whip-smart cynical sense of humor, that at the end of one of her posts she wrote, “Living well and being happy with diabetes is a delicate construct that is tested every day with fluctuating BGs, imposing tasks, and endless responsibility…  Better to appreciate the life I’m living than pine for the one I can’t have.” 

I can hardly put it better myself. Each one of us confronts the challenge of diabetes on a daily basis and how you respond to it, as how you respond to anything in life, is what creates the quality of your life. If you’re doing really well with this, or really poorly, I’d love to hear from you.

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