Justin's Story

Friday, May 17, 2013

Freaky Friday - Diabetes Blog Week Day 5

Todays Topic:

Just like in the movie, today we’re doing a swap. If you could switch chronic diseases, which one would you choose to deal with instead of diabetes? And while we’re considering other chronic conditions, do you think your participation in the DOC has affected how you treat friends and acquaintances with other medical conditions? (Thanks to Jane of Jane K. Dickinson, RN, PhD, CDE and Bob of T Minus Two for this topic suggestion.)

Ok so I had to google chronic diseases for this one, found a list and I have to say, I'm not sure what we'd rather deal with.  

I mean there were things on that list like hypertension, really? I get that its chronic, but you take a pill, and most of the time that's enough.  Doesn't at all compare to diabetes.  

I'm the kind of person that believes everything happens for a reason, whether we find out why right away or not.   

Yes it sucks having diabetes, and that its a 24/7 job.  But there are much worse diseases, at least with diabetes Justin can still live an active life.  We know so much about diabetes already, and I continue to read and learn more all the time. So from a parents perspective, I wouldn't change a thing.  This is part of Justin, and I don't want to change him. Every disease has it's struggles, and I honestly couldn't say that any of them are "better" than diabetes.  

I'd ask Justin what he'd want to trade for, but he doesn't know what any of them on that list really are LOL!  He knows about diabetes, and in school right now they are learning about the human body in science.  He asks me this morning, "Why aren't we learning about the pancreas at school?"  I told him most kids won't even know that word, and that it's not really 2nd grade science material. He's a smart kid, and can tell you a lot about being a type 1!

1 comment:

  1. Yay, Justin! I feel the same way...diabetes sucks but the known evil is worse than the unknown evil! Keep fighting the good fight!


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