I haven't followed D week this week. I still have an inferiority complex about writing about it. It has to do with being a type 2. Even I have the misconception that I deal with a lot less of the crap of diabetes than type 1's do. But then, when I think about it, I have dealt with crushing low's that I don't even feel and have trouble getting up into a good range. And I have to deal with extreme highs with out the option of a bolus. I have to rely on water and exercise to bring down an excessive high after eating a bowl of ice cream. I think that crap is crap and we all have to deal with it. And I hear the guilt from my type 1 friends when they have to go and be judged by the numbers on their meters and their A1c. I think that the hardest thing about being a diabetic is the guilt. Type 1's have guilt about not being able to control this uncontrollable disease. Type 2's have guilt about having the disease in the first place. It absolutely must be because we were slothful gluttons. There is no other explanation available. We did this to ourselves. What's more, if we weren't so lazy we could cure ourselves by losing as little as 5% of our body weight, until that doesn't work, then maybe we just need to lose a little more. So having said all this I'd like for you to read two really excellent descriptions of what we'd like the world to know about what it is like to have diabetes of any type. so please take the few minutes it will take to read these:
Moments of Wonderful on what does not define us
Abby on when we can't talk about it
These two posts are epic. They hit the core of being a diabetic.