Diabetes, in all forms (there are more than 2) is invisible and unfortunately usually gets treated as if it doesn’t exist, allowed to take lives, silently and slowly.
Living with type 1 the last 4 years has become progressively stressful and life threatening. Not many understand the severity of this disease... I have also taken it more lightly than I probably should have, and without having support, its the only way I have been able to cope with it while running a business and a household... but this weekend the nightmare, I fear, happened. A hypo (extremely low blood sugar that is life threatening if not treated immediately) at 2am for no logical reason!
I am lucky to have woken up, I am lucky i was still just coherent enough to be able to get to my stash of glucose tablets in the kitchen... I am lucky to be telling this story. This is the reality of my life now This is the reality I have had to prepare my kids for
Diabetes is unpredictable at the best of times. I have gone back thru my day and doses with a fine tooth comb trying to find what went wrong... nothing went wrong! Nothing out of the ordinary except an extra 30 min run later in the day, this could have caused delayed onset of insulin sensitivity but it also might not have🤷♀️ Diabetes has given me a completely different out look on life... life is short, very short! I am grateful for everyday, I notice the sunrise and the sunsets and love to feel the rain on my face and the wind messing up my hair. I cherish every moment with my special friends, clients and family and don’t sweat the small stuff... a mess in the house...some clothes on the floor, lid off the toothpaste (never really cared about that tbh) I’m busy with important stuff! Breathing in life
There have been people, whom I would never have expected, reach out to me and offer support and encouragement and others, who I thought were friends, turn their back on me, (exactly the same behaviour they claimed to despise) Loyalty is a lifestyle #cestlavie
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