Friday, 18 May 2012

DBlog Week Day 5 - What They Should Know

Today let’s borrow a topic from a #dsma chat held last September. The tweet asked “What is one thing you would tell someone that doesn’t have diabetes about living with diabetes?”. Let’s do a little advocating and post what we wish people knew about diabetes. Have more than one thing you wish people knew? Go ahead and tell us everything.
It's incredibly hard to just pick one thing, as sadly there's so much people don't know or realise about Diabetes.

Diabetes is hard. Fcking hard work. Almost like another full time job, except it's not 37 hours a week. Its all day, every day.

When you're sat there waiting to tuck into your dinner, I'm looking at it trying to work out how many carbs it's got in it.
There aren't just two types of Diabetes!
When I'm feeling hot or cold I'm wondering if I'm going hypo or hyper whereas you'd just grab a jumper or put the fire on.
When you ask why I look tired, it's probably because I was awake at 2am having a hypo.
Yes I can eat what I like within reason!!
Without insulin, I wouldn't be here.
Lots of things can affect BG readings before you've even eaten anything.

I could go on for ages and ages, but basically....



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