When I’m feeling shaky, I blame it on the ‘betes.
When I’m feeling sleepy, I blame it on the ‘betes.
When I’m grumpy, I blame it on the ‘betes.
When I’m confused or have trouble concentrating, I blame it on the ‘betes.
My bank account’s a little low, must be the ‘betes fault.
My toe hurts, the car won’t start, I have a headache, there’s this weird pain in my side, my house is cluttered…blankety-blank ‘betes!!
Wait, what? It’s diabetes’ fault because I’m a lousy housekeeper? Maybe my toe hurts because I just kicked the sofa leg. Maybe my bank account’s low because I went shopping for new clothes. Just maybe I’m shaky because my thyroid meds need to be adjusted.
I don’t know about you, but all too often I tend to blame diabetes for all the woes in my life. It’s easy to do, isn’t it? I mean, come on, this uninvited guest has taken up residence in my life and it just seems like every time something “bad” happens it gets blamed on the ‘betes.
I’ve often read posts in D forums where people will ask if some bizarre symptom they are experiencing could be caused my diabetes, when the reality is that it’s probably something completely unrelated.
Blaming everything on diabetes is giving it too much power. Yes, diabetes sucks but it isn’t the ever-present evil in our lives; at least it shouldn’t be. Stuff happens each and every day. Some of it’s bad. Some of it’s good. Paying attention to our diabetes is important but don’t make the mistake of giving diabetes too much power. Keep it in its place where it belongs. That’s sometimes easier said than done but it is an important step toward living a good life despite diabetes.