November 14 is World Diabetes Day.
I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 17, in the middle of high school.
There is NO CURE.
I currently take a minimum of 4-5 injections each day. I take my injections in my stomach. I prick my fingers and bleed to test my blood glucose levels twice that amount each day.
It has nearly taken my life on several occasions no matter how well I (try to) control it.
I need insulin to keep me alive because I do not produce any yet my country’s government does not consider it life sustaining and I cannot receive any assistance, we have no benefit plan. I pay out of pocket hundreds of dollars each month just to stay alive.
How educated are you?
Did you know there are different types of diabetes?
Do you know the signs of low blood sugar? Do you the signs of high blood sugar?
Most people do not so please do not feel bad. Educate yourself. Seek out knowledge and share it.
There are tens of millions of diabetics around the world. There will be more sooner than they can find a cure. I will likely never see one but I will advocate and educate so that maybe my grandchildren or great-grandchildren will never know what diabetes is…
Please show your support. Even if all you do is click on a link and educate yourself.