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Re: [IP] RE: Hating diabetes
- To: email @ redacted
- Subject: Re: [IP] RE: Hating diabetes
- From: Scott Roberts <email @ redacted>
- Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2003 16:14:47 -0400
- Reply-To: email @ redacted
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I've got to pipe up here. People say "oh - it's not AIDS/HIV" like
diabetes is easy to deal with. I've been diabetic for 12 years now, and
HIV positive for 1 1/2 years, and in my experience, HIV is much much
much easier to deal with than diabetes. With HIV, I take 2 pills a day,
and get my numbers checked 3 times a year.
With the diabetes i'm checking my blood sugar levels 7-10x a day,
calculating boluses, worrying about the battery in my pump and feeling
like crud when i mess up.
I'd rather not have either. But I think that have diabetes has
taught me a lot. Of course, YMMV, and the HIV might not always play so
nice, but at this point in my life....
PS: It seems that it's easier for people who are diagnosed when they are
young. At this point in my life, I don't even remember what it was like
to not be diabetic. It just seems normal to test my blood sugar and take
email @ redacted wrote:
>My measly piece of advice is not to feel bad about feeling bad about it.
>You're right; it's not cancer or AIDS. But it is a chronic, long-term
>disease that you have to deal with every day, that changes your life when you
>are diagnosed. It may not be as life-threatening as cancer or AIDS can be,
>but it is life-changing. Allow yourself to feel bitter or angry or sad or
>frustrated or however you feel; doing that actually makes room for me to feel
>better and to let it go a little.
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