I’ve had many diabetes-related dreams since my diagnosis. Clearly stemming from my anxieties, the dreams have included things like finger pricks, insulin injections and hypoglycemic episodes. I had a dream the other night, though, that was actually quite calming.
I was catching up with a childhood friend who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a few years ago. As we chatted, I grilled her on everything from her diagnosis, to her insulin pump, to her blood sugar levels during exercise. She patiently answered question after question, then said, “Katie, my life really hasn’t changed that much. I still do everything I used to do.”
I believe dreams provide insight into our own experiences and know this one served to send me an important message. Despite the curveballs diabetes will throw my way, I’ll be okay. And I’ll still do everything I used to do.