Diabetes Blog Week: May 17: YMMV

Back for another year, let’s show everyone what life with diabetes looks like!  With a nod to the Diabetes 365 project, let’s grab our cameras again and share some more d-related pictures.  Post as many or as few as you’d like.  Feel free to blog your thoughts on or explanations of your pictures, or leave out the written words and let the pictures speak for themselves.

Your mileage may vary

Your mileage may vary

YMMV. Your Mileage May Vary.

This is one significant lesson I’ve learned from the DOC. There is no one perfect treatment or control plan for diabetes. We are all different. We may be Type 1 or Type 2 or Type 1.5 or some other type, but even within each type, each diabetic is different. There is no one-size-fits-all plan. But it is not the similarities that make us interesting. It is the difference.

The difference should not separate us from each other. It should bring us closer because we all have something different to contribute. Our differences make us what we are.

But we should not, must not, overlook our similarities. At the end of the day, we are all diabetic, struggling with our BG control, figuring out what to eat or how much exercise we can bear, dealing with our highs and lows, and facing prejudices and assumptions for no reason other than we have diabetes.

Let us celebrate our diversities.
Let us unite in our similarities.
Whether we like it or not,
We are all part of one diabetic world.

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8 thoughts on “Diabetes Blog Week: May 17: YMMV

  1. runningwithoutsugar Post author

    When I go to diabetes forums and people bicker about the “best” treatment, it drives me nuts. We are like leaves and branches, each one may not seem significant but together make up the forest.

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  2. Bái yōulíng

    You are so right,We are only flesh and blood i have enjoyed this week all your essays about diabetes and thank you so much jane for sharing with us

    Reply

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