Today’s post is on the topic of life after a cure. If I woke up tomorrow without diabetes, what would life be like?
I’ve read some really powerful posts today from other d-bloggers. A few people who have been living with diabetes for years said that they don’t believe they’ll see a cure in their lifetime, despite being told all their lives that one is “just around the corner.” Others noted that they can’t imagine a life without constant blood sugar tests, carb counts and insulin injections – but they’d love to give it a try.
I’ve only been living with diabetes for four months , so I don’t know if I have a lot to add to the conversation. I guess for me, a cure would bring me back to the life I knew last year. I ate without thinking about carb content, exercised without worrying about lows and never thought about high blood sugar. I didn’t have anxiety about my condition and how it would affect my future. I didn’t stress about my eyesight, my feet or other diabetic complications. I didn’t worry about how my pancreas was functioning and fear that soon I’d become insulin dependent.
A cure would get rid of the fear and anxiety that I’ve come to know so well the past few months. I dream for that.