There have been a lot of misconceptions out there about Type 1 Diabetes, and this so called cure. I’m not sure how I feel about it to be honest with you. I don’t know whether to jump for joy, or stone those lying bastards.
It all started when I went to my doctor’s appointment a few weeks ago for a physical. As we all know, one of the components of a physical, I find not so enjoyable, is getting blood drawn. So, when the nurse came in to begin the process, I decided to start a little friendly conversation to get my mind off things.
I told her I must be the worst diabetic ever because after all the poking and prodding I have undergone this past year, I still loathe the sight of needles. Well, that certainly opened up a big can of worms.
One thing I love about life is the opportunity to start fresh each day. It’s so joyous and such a blessing. I am trying to change my perception of thinking into becoming more positive about things, and this is one way of doing that.
It’s hard to not dwell on the bad days when they come and ponder over what you would have done differently. I do it all the time with my diabetes. If I get a bad number because I didn’t work out that evening, or I ate something bad, I tend to really get down about it. But, that’s what tomorrow is for.
Tomorrow is always a new day; a clean slate to a fresh start. Worrying about what has already happened doesn’t really accomplish anything. (Guilty as charged.) It’s about learning from our mistakes and moving forward.
Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be. –Marsha Petrie Sue
Isn’t that wonderful.
Working in an office with diabetes brings its own set of unique challenges. There are unexpected late lunches, CGM malfunctions, luncheons (where the food is always a surprise), and the usual celebrations with cakes and cookies.
In our office, we have a monthly birthday celebration for employees whose birthday falls on that particular month. It’s a wonderful way to boost office morale and visit with other co-workers. However, when you’re diabetic, this can be a little challenging. Continue reading