My Take on CWD
February 7, 2011
During bath time at work last Thursday, this song started playing and it made me think of the PoCWD/PWD “discussion” on CWD. I was in a giggly mood, so I was laughing as I read it. So here is my take:
Having diabetes makes us different. It’s not a bad different, it’s just different. And not everyone understands. But there are people out there who do understand, and it makes all the difference. As many people have said, diabetes is what separates us. And whether you’re the person with diabetes, or the caregiver, we need to stand together. No matter what, it sucks. As a former kid with diabetes, I appreciate the natural advocates we get. And as a former kid with diabetes, I want people to think about what it’s like being an adult. It’s harder, but on the same hand I would be having an even harder time if the care was still the same from when I was a kid. Fight for a cure. Fight for betterment. Fight for prevention. But fight together.
“Tonight when you lay your head on your pillow, forget how far you still have to go. Look instead at how far you’ve already come.” Bob Moawad