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Living Through It

roxy877 By roxy877 on
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For those of you that have read my review on a glucose meter, or have read my profile, you will know that I am a type one diabetic. This means that I, personally, didn't do anything to bring it about. I didn't overdue it on the sweets, that's type two. My pancreas, which in your body makes insulin, either doesn't make it, or doesn't make enough. I got diabetes at approximately 18 months old, and I've been living with it since then. There currently is no cure, and a diet and exercise aren't going to fix it.

Wow that was a gloomy start, I generally don't make stuff this depressing. Let's move on to some happier subjects...

The point of that sad story was to get on to the point, I am in fact living through it. Maybe it's a hassle, maybe it's a little embarassing, but it doesn't change who I am. Any difficulties that come up in your life only affect you if you let them.

Now, I am currently a teen, and being such, there are a lot of my peers who can be rude, mean, or hurtful. My tried and true way of dealing with them is a sharp comeback. One guy once started trying to make fun of my insulin pump. I looked him in the eye and said, "Well, at least it helps with my diabetes. They haven't come up with anything for your problems yet." He blinked, stuttered, and left me alone.

When times are tough, when the walls feel like they're falling over like a set of dominos, my friends are always there. They're good friends, and have tried to learn about diabetes as best they can. It's quite hard to explain it to them, but they mostly understand. They all have quick comebacks to defend me as well and they all help me out whenever they can. In fact, once at PE I had a really low bloodsugar, and I actually fainted. One of my friends caught me, and then the other two that were there started trying to get a teacher over to us. It's always good to have someone to rely on.

Most people are either sympathetic or understanding. And then of course there are the jerks who we covered earlier.

I guess what I've been trying to explain to you this whole time, is that all obstacles can be overcome. No one or nothing standing in your way of what you really want. Friends, and family will help you through anything. And furthermore, never give up.