I am NOT a doctor, dietician or expert. Do I know everything there is to know about diabetes? Heck no, but I do know what it’s like to live with it.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Will the real Kate please stand up?
From time to time I go back and
read some of my previous blog posts.There are two reasons for this: 1. It’s interesting to see what folks
are reading on my blog and 2. It helps me to stay focused on what I’m doing and
to remember where I’ve been.Just
recently this activity caused me to have some uncomfortable feelings.Why?Because someone might come to the conclusion that I either don’t know
how I feel about things or that I have multiple personalities.
I’ve written about how food producers
and/or the government should do something to help people eat a more healthy
diet, and I’ve also written how it’s up to us to eat more healthy foods and it’s
not the job of food producers to do it for us.I’ve said that there is no way I could follow a low carb diet…and then I
did.I’ve told how proud I am of the
changes I’ve made to my diet; limiting carbs and shunning junk food and then I
complain that I can’t eat such things and wish that I could take insulin!Who am I really?
I’m all of those people.Every word I write in my blog comes from me,
from my heart.It’s a diary, after all,
of my journey with type 2 diabetes.Everyone changes their mind over time on one subject or another.Living with a disease like type 2 diabetes
can cause you to over think or have an excess of hope that you’ll find something
that will make all the difference in your glucose control.Reading about new ideas or other ways to deal
with D can make it easier to switch teams, so to speak.It can cause you to rethink your ideas and
make it easier to try something else.I
think that’s a good thing.
My life with diabetes is an ongoing science
experiment.I enjoy trying new things
and I’m proud of the fact that I pay attention to how my glucose is doing and
am willing to adjust when necessary.My
mind is not closed, especially when it comes to dealing with diabetes.I’m also human and I will have days when I
don’t feel as confident or am just plain tired of it all.My blog is a place where I can say what I’m
thinking and I don’t spend any time worrying that I might be contradicting
myself.So there you have it, I do know
how I feel about things and I don’t have multiple personalities.It’s all me; the real Kate.The real Kate may change her mind now and
then.You’re just gonna have to deal with that.