For the first time I’ll be participating in the Diabetes Blog Week. Each day this week I’ll be posting on a specific topic along with lots of other diabetes bloggers. You can read these blogs here: Bitter~Sweet. Today’s topic is Letter Writing.
I felt it was time for the two of us talk. I recently discovered that you are having a huge effect on my life. You see, I’m a type 2 diabetic who was diagnosed nearly 6 years ago. It wasn’t until recently that I even knew you existed! I apologize for that. I know that no one likes to feel like part of the wallpaper but that is just what you were to me for so long. I mean, I knew I had a pancreas but did I know what you actually did? Not really. I didn’t even know where you lived until I recently looked you up online. Wow, you are one busy gal! Dual functions, really? Exocrine, Endocrine, hormones, glucagon, insulin…Yikes! I haven’t quite wrapped my head around it all but I’m impressed.
I know that I’ve ignored you for too long and I get the feeling that you’re sulking. You’re acting out just like my grandsons do when they crave attention. I understand but it leaves me wondering what I can do to fix things with you. You see, I’d very much like to live a long, healthy life. I have a wonderful husband, four grown children who make me proud every day, and 3 ½ grandkids who need me! The list of things I’d like to do in my lifetime is endless so I’m hoping that you and I can come to some agreement.
I’ll tell you what: I will continue to educate myself about diabetes and what I can do to improve my health. I’ll do my best to eat a more healthy diet, exercise, take my meds and pamper you all I can. In return I’m asking you to give me a break. Give those remaining beta cells a rest now and then. Play nicely with my liver. Let’s all work together as a team once again! I promise that I’ll do my part. Is it a deal?