Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Other Half of Diabetes - Day 2

 The Other Half of Diabetes - Tuesday 5/17 Link List.
We think a lot about the physical component of diabetes, but the mental component is just as significant. How does diabetes affect you or your loved one mentally or emotionally? How have you learned to deal with the mental aspect of the condition? Any tips, positive phrases, mantras, or ideas to share on getting out of a diabetes funk? (If you are a caregiver to a person with diabetes, write about yourself or your loved one or both!)


I love this topic! Thank you to whoever chose it! 

Diabetes is...

Exhausting, difficult, overwhelming, time consuming, out of left field, day to day, and always changing. I feel like I could go on and on about all the feels that come with living with diabetes. It's a rollercoaster. For the most part it doesn't consume me, but then there time when it does. The late night lows from an overcorrection, the random highs that come out of nowhere. You can never predict what is going to happen. But when I do get right I'm like...



Now that I am pregnant it's a little harder to brush off the bad days. All I think about now is how my blood sugars are affecting his development? Does he feel how I feel when my sugars are out of line? It's not just about me anymore, it's about someone else too. It's a little more consuming now. I can't go an hour without checking my sugars or checking what directions my sugars are going on my CGM. It's not as much in the back of my mind now and it's draining. But just like before I have to take it a day at a time and remember there is always tomorrow to get it right.

I just keep reminding myself of that. Because tomorrow could be a better day. Everything could go as planned and I can feel better about my disease then. To those of you that are letting diabetes get the best of you, just remember to take it a day at a time.  And when you need a good laugh at diabetes just check out diabetes memes like these.









4 comments:

  1. AHH haha there is a Hey Girl meme for diabetes?! That's awesome! Good find :)

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  2. I think you sum it up perfectly. It's exhausting and it's an emotional rollercoaster. Love the memes, too!

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  3. I love your use of memes in this post.

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