I can't believe it's already day 4.
Ten Things I Hate About Diabetes
1. That it stole my dreams from me. I was a junior in college when diagnosed and intended to apply for medical school. The fear of the future made me cancel those plans and instead I ended up teaching biology at a school in southern Minnesota. I got tired of unruly students flinging the dissection frogs at each other and in 1978 moved to Minneapolis and took a job in the investment industry.
2. The cost. I have a living room couch that sags in the middle and have never taken a real vacation.
3. The endless waiting. Waiting at the clinic in the checkin line; in the reception area for my name to be called; in the exam room for the doc to come in; for lab reports to come in the mail; on the phone with insurance companies.
4. The fear the crosses my mind when my nephews ask for a refill on their pop.
5. The enormous amount of stuff I have to carry around every day.
7. The shame I feel when my A1C is over 7.
8. The fear that since I have a very serious complication, kidney failure, that there are more horrible things just around the corner.
10. The fear that no one will remember me when I'm gone.