In case you were interested in viewing what my day of diabetes was like, via twitter, I have created a link for you..here.
Briefly I thought I would share five things that this whole thing taught me:
- Though not every diabetic is the same we all go through some of the same frustrations. I think that is why we can all be so encouraging to one another. Because there is an understanding. It’s awesome.
- Not every day is the same when it comes to diabetes. It likes to keep us on our toes. Yesterday was actually a decent day on display for all of twitter to view. While the day before that I battled some vicious numbers. You just never know. Which is why I try to just roll with the punches. Today I am hoping for another amazing diabetes day, but who knows.
- Live tweeting your diabetes can get a little more tedious than even the disease. I almost gave up on it yesterday. :)
- Getting feedback about my tweets, what I was eating, my regimen was nice. The best part was it sparked a few questions from my non-diabetic friends and family who had no idea that this was what I dealt with daily. So I learned that I shouldn’t hide my disease or what I am going through whether those moments are happy or frustrating.
- Coffee and creamer do not mix well with diabetes. Ha. My highest spike was right after my morning cup of heaven.
So some of my “learning” was a bit comical. The bigger picture is that I wasn’t uncomfortable.
In fact while I was out yesterday I tested my blood sugar and took my shot right out in the open. Before I tried very hard to be discrete about everything. The last thing I wanted was to make someone else feel weird or uncomfortable, and then I realized that I was putting myself in a corner when I should be like, “Hey, world! I’m diabetic..deal with it!” :)