Why diabetes is worse than cancer

I have said to many as well as writing here that diabetes is more difficult to deal with than either bout with cancer ever was.  For some this is difficult to believe so I am going to explain myself.

After the initial shock of the news of cancer I was told of the survival rate.  Then I knew cancer would be just a bump in the road.  While there is no cure it goes into remission which is my current state.  Diabetes is forever until someone makes a magical elixir that will cure it.

Diabetes is a finicky disease, and even with the best control, you can have bad days.  That extra piece of pizza or that fun night out can throw you for a loop.  Yes, in most cases it does not take long to get back to normal but not being able to eat or drink on a whim can be frustrating.

I have always been a fighter.  Most do not understand my flippant attitude about it all.  It is not that I am carefree but one thing cancer taught me was to enjoy every sandwich.  Yes if you are keeping count that is the second reference in this blog’s history to the Warren Zevon quote.

I am going to start taking more leaps, not foolishly and blind but take more chances.  I am going to say yes more.  I am going to respect my time here.  Every single second is precious, every day this is one thing I know for sure.

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Tags: diabetes, diabetic, type 1, type 2

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