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Re: [IP] Re: is diabetes really that bad
>When anyone who has had diabetes for 20 or more
>years, can find positive aspects of the disease, they
>are simply lying.
I am very sorry that you are having such a hard time
with having diabetes. It appears that you have been
unsuccesful in finding a good therapist also.
I have been diabetic (I choose to use that phrase on
purpose) for over 30 years. I absolutely cannot
imagine what life would be like without diabetes. I
really cannot. It is very much part of who I am. It
does not define me, but it is part of me. (FWIW -
most folks that find out I'm diabetic are incredulous
"you don't 'act' like a diabetic". Yeah, and I don't
have horns either.)
I wouldn't be the person I am today without the
experiences I gained through having diabetes. I would
be someone ELSE without diabetes. Yeah, sometimes it
sucks, but not often. Simply, I love who I am and
diabetes comes with it!
Maybe I'll feel differently if I'm stricken with
complications - but I haven't - so I can only speak
from my own perspective of being a very healthy person
who happens to also have diabetes. It's never stopped
me from doing anything (except climb Mt Everest 'cause
my insulin would freeze up there!).
I hope you are able to find some happiness somewhere
in your life - despite the diabetes.
-gail in denver
dx'd T1 02/14/72 @ age 11. Pumping since 1985-ish.
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