Ten Things I Hate About You
Ten Things I Hate About You, Diabetes: Having a positive attitude is important, but let’s face it diabetes isn’t all sunshine and roses (or glitter and unicorns). So today let’s vent by listing ten things about diabetes we hate.
I hate that you took my favorite counselor from me when I was a kid. And that that made getting sick in college really scary. And that when I did end up in the hospital, and awake the thought passed through my mind “at least I didn’t end up like Jill.”
I hate that you scared me and my parents to death after a 24 hour urine test, simply because we didn’t know I wasn’t supposed to collect while I had my period.
I hate that because you broke, people think it’s my fault if the amount of glucose in my is too high or too low.
I hate that there are kids out there (and probably adults) who use you to get attention. I hate the situations it has put them in and I hope that there is someone out there to support those people.
I hate that not all things that can influence my glucose are easily measured and predictable, like stress.
I hate that what I’ve been trained to recognize as symptoms can also be real people feelings.
I hate that while I’m sitting here writing this, I’m just getting mad at you. You’re forcing me to turn away from my optimism and I don’t like how it’s making me feel.
I hate that you make me feel weak. I am not weak, but sometimes you take all the power away and I feel weak. Not just physically, but emotionally. And bouncing back is HARD. You send me sweats and shakes and shivers and tears and none of them are welcome.
I hate all the space and money you take up. Glove compartment, closet, headboard, bedside table, pantry. And that’s just supplies. Never mind the extra file folder I had to buy in order to keep all your doctor appointments organized.
I hate that some of my best D friends live 3,000 miles away. The experience is totally worth it, but having my support system so far away sucks.