If I eat in the evening at 6 or before, I get better control at night – but no one wants to go out for dinner at 5
If I eat healthily I am better controlled – but no one likes to be watched eating pudding alone
If I walk too far my feet burn – but everyone thinks I’m putting it on
I love latte coffee but it’s less good for me – Americano sucks
Being tightly controlled means more hypoglycaemic episodes – means I put on weight
When people are kind to me about having diabetes, I’m horrible and I hate it – what’s wrong with me?? I think I just want to be like everyone else
If I get on with my life and forget about Diabetes – it always comes back and bites me on the bum
My lovely son had a coarctation of the aorta when he was a baby and had to have surgery – I will never know if it was my fault = #guilt
My biggest fear is losing my sight, not being able to read my beloved books – but I take solace in knowing I would be able to listen to Radio 4 and the Archers
Diet coke is officially the most boring soft drink in the world – but often the only one served in bars (and then you are advised to check as they often give you full fat!)
I couldn’t join the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps because of my diabetes – but it didn’t matter in the end
Having a bad hypo during the day is awful but at night is even worse – thank god my pump has made this better
There is no such thing as a day off – but having a ‘kinder-to-self’ day is possible
I hate repeat prescriptions they are the bane of my life – second only to finger pricking
I am never going to run a marathon – but I never was a runner
When I’m going hypo my brain is working so hard to tell me to eat that I often overeat. It’s hard sticking to 15 grams of carbohydrate which is what is recommended
No one ever really celebrates a good day – as there are so many days to do!
I am very organised; planning is critical – but even then I forget stuff!
Diabetes isn’t static so you think you have worked it out then something changes – another ‘what the bloody hell’ moment!
But do you know Diabetes also contributes to who I am and some of who I am is not so bad.