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From One Lump or Two: things that suck about being diabetic...

There’s no doubt I’m a late bloomer (I overheard my Mom saying so to my first boyfriend). Although I’m not opposed to embracing a trend, you can be pretty darn sure it’s no longer cool by the time I get wind of it. I live in New Hampshire, for godssake: I don’t really even try.

However, I am riding high atop the latest craze, proud as punch to be on the cutting edge for once. I have been a Type 1 diabetic longer than my memories go back; one of the originals, you might say. Lord knows, you can’t throw a rock without hitting a diabetic these days, you really can’t. Type 1, Type 2, and all the in-betweens they’re so fond of labeling us with. It’s not just me; everybody’s SOME type of diabetic. Hell, it’s the new trend.

In case you haven’t heard, diabetes isn’t just a…

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From One Lump or Two: things that suck about being diabetic...

There’s no doubt I’m a late bloomer (I overheard my Mom saying so to my first boyfriend). Although I’m not opposed to embracing a trend, you can be pretty darn sure it’s no longer cool by the time I get wind of it. I live in New Hampshire, for godssake: I don’t really even try.

However, I am riding high atop the latest craze, proud as punch to be on the cutting edge for once. I have been a Type 1 diabetic longer than my memories go back; one of the originals, you might say. Lord knows, you can’t throw a rock without hitting a diabetic these days, you really can’t. Type 1, Type 2, and all the in-betweens they’re so fond of labeling us with. It’s not just me; everybody’s SOME type of diabetic. Hell, it’s the new trend.

In case you haven’t heard, diabetes isn’t just a disease, it’s a lifestyle. I’ve been living it long enough to know it sucks. If you think it’s easy—you know, “just watch your diet”—then you’re not doing it right. I’ve put my complaints to paper (a lot more paper than you’re holding right now, by the way) although I can’t quite remember why I started. Maybe I thought my dark sense of humor would pay off someday, somehow? So, thanks for helping me out: if you’ve got a few minutes, grab a seat and let me enlighten you…

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