A random drawing I felt like making. These tools keep me alive, but behind all of this, lies a person who deals with not only the physical pain, but also the emotional pain that most do not see.
sorry for the bad quality. I’ve never done a drawing like this before. If you guys like it, let me know.
Your struggle is my struggle.
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And the thirst didn’t go away
These are my thoughts on the whole type 1 vs type 2 debate on tumblr:
Type 1 diabetics are the minority. Over 90% of diabetics are type two. Boo fucking woo some type ones don’t like type twos. And it’s not like they hate every type two (this is just my observation of other type ones), it’s only the ones who got it from an unhealthy life style or their diabetes is so minimal they can just take pills (you know the stereotypical type two person) we completely understand if you got it hereditarily (I mean who can really stop it? plus many type ones are hereditary)
The main reason type ones don’t like type twos is because A: we DO have it worse off, we are completely insulin dependent, more likely to die, and absolutely no cure (while some, not all, type twos can reverse their condition with diet and exercise) I’ve also heard type twos complain that people are only trying to find a cure for type 1. Why would people want to cure the worse condition first? OH I DONT KNOW MAYBE IT WOULD HELP CURE TYPE TWOS TOO?!?! Think about it. Would you cure the less powerful disease or the more powerful? Of course you would choose the more powerful because the cure would help the ones with the same disease but who are just a little less sick.
B: because type 1 isn’t well known, people assume we caused type one on ourselves (which there is no known cause) or assume we are just like stereotypical type twos (ate to much, didn’t take care of themselves, etc). Also most type twos don’t experience blood sugar changes at the scale of type ones (tell me how you feel when you’ve have a blood sugar of 28 and over 700+)
But what I’m really saying is type twos need to shut up about “not fitting in on tumblr” Why? Because you are 90% more likely to find someone in real life with your type while I only have 3 type one diabetics in a 45 mile radius (including myself) that are my age and I’m only friends with one of them. The only diabetic groups in town are filled with type twos and talk about type two problems but not type one.
Tumblr seems to be the only place where type ones can find each other. We are much more alone than you are. (Im not saying you don’t feel different or alone, we just have a smaller group that’s harder to find)
So shut up because you a literally complaining how the people who have it worse off don’t want to include you in their group. We may be similar but we are not the same. There are some problems you just couldn’t understand until your pancreas fully stops…
Pop culture Diabetes…
In an effort to make controlling my diabetes more fun sounding, I am changing the phrase “checking my blood sugar” to…”taking a selfie!”
When someone finds out you have diabetes and starts telling you about their diabetic relative
I think people with diabetes are extremely sexy. We just can’t help it. We were born this way.
To all my diabetics out there. Own your beautiful bodies, minds and souls. :)