Sunday, July 25, 2010

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes is like being on a Time Line with how this Disease becomes a part of your Life and how you in-turn react to it.
This can involve Complications and everything in-between such
as Relationships, Food, Exercise, Employment.
For those of us who have had this Disease for a Long Time and for
those who have been recently diagnosed with various reading material
and told how we can "Live Normal Lives"..............that is Bull Sh*t.
Of course by being politically correct we can then offer various untruths that the person with Diabetes(Type 1) has yet to experience.

I will give you one politically Correct BIG LIE that is told,
'if you maintain normal blood glucose levels, you will not get Complications from this Disease.'
The truth of the matter is, that if "normal" blood glucose levels were maintained, the person would not have Diabetes. In addition, you can have great "numbers" and still succumb to Complications.
It just takes longer for its havoc on the Body to begin.

Life is unfair.
Sometimes Dreams do not come true.
Sometimes you are not the hero in the story of your Life and sometimes people die before they are supposed to.
Life is not fair.
But fair has nothing to do with who you are inside, what you dream about, who you love and what you stand for.
Life cannot touch that.....
War cannot touch that....
Doctors cannot touch that....
LXD

5 comments:

Scott said...

Quite well said. My personal observation is that the ONLY proven way to control any disease is to eradicate the disease -- either with vaccines, or in rarer cases, by curing the disease. No medicines have ever controlled any disease including type 1 diabetes. Because diabetes has not been eradicated, the disease is therefore not under control, and nothing will change that short of a cure. Perhaps medical science should study up on linguistics and learn the meaning of control?!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I agree with these comments. I have just read a different article about how we should feel lucky that we or our loved ones have type 1 because we could be worse. Will people with diabetes give up the "Pollyanna lines" and get real! It is a serious condition which needs to be managed 24/7/365 and yes, even then there can be further hardship ahead with complications. And this is reality not negativity! I see people with other conditions being supported by others while those with diabetes are expected to get on with it and cope by pretending that it is a doddle to manage ...that's a very lonely road to travel with a chronic illness... My son has Type 1 and we support him while recognising his bravery in the face of adversity. He is thriving because we support him emotionally as well as helping him to manage his illness. Thanks, Aine

Scott K. Johnson said...

I agree - very well said.

I think the positivity we try to maintain is a coping mechanism. I know it is for me at least. Sometimes it helps, sometimes it does not.

BetterCell said...

I want to thank Scott, Scott K. Johnson. Aine and many others who have read this recent column and can fully relate to what is said.
T1DM becomes overwhelming especially following a Hypoglycemic Reaction. There is disorientation, with a loss of time and places the person within that sequela. A place that is confusing and sometimes w/o recognition.

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I do not give up my Autonomy,especially to the Medical Profession. Passionate, Creative, Able to see Beauty within Simplicity, I Am Not A Diabetic, rather I have Diabetes (there is a big difference between the two on many levels).Type 1 Diabetes since 5 years of age. Belief in G-D