Many of us share lots of aspects of our diabetes lives online for the world to see. What are some of the aspects of diabetes that you choose to keep private from the internet? Or from your family and friends? Why is it important to keep it to yourself? (This is not an attempt to get you out of your comfort zone. There is no need to elaborate or tell personal stories related to these aspects. Simply let us know what kinds of stories we will never hear you tell, and why you won’t tell them.) (Thank you Scott E of Rolling in the D for this topic.)
So todays topic is keeping it to yourself.
My diabetes = my rules.
If i want to rant about a crappy day of sugars or celebrate exercising without a serious crash of blood sugars then i will (but i may not do it so colourfully to my consultant or DSN).
In plain terms, this shit is hard to live with 24/7 so there are times when i may say something like i shouldnt.
Take the time at work asking for a plaster as id sprung a leak aka i’d removed my previous cannula to be greeted with a mixtute of blood & insulin coming out of the site (that apparently was overshare, to me it was normal).
Or like the time i announced at home time that i was off to find a pot to piss in for clinic (the look on everyones face at work was funny as hell to me as i have no dignity left in this game anymore, especially when someone asks for your urine so they can test it there & then before sending it off to be tested some more).
Or like the time i had to lift up my dress, pull down my tights to show my attractive male DSN my cannula sites (my fat tummy jiggled as he poked & prodded, i wanted the ground to swallow me up).
I do speak my mind #nofilter so very little is off limits to me.
I love that i have fellow diabetics in my life who know where youre coming from when you say something that doesnt make sense to normal people.