I get really mad with posts that say things like, “We may have diabetes, but we’re strong! That’s OK! Don’t let diabetes get you down!” Like, yeah, I’ve been trying, and it’s not working. Shut up and let me be rightfully sad.
I’m not sure if My Diabetes Secret is, or will ever be the proper place to grieve for the loss of your pancreas’ functionality. But there should be a better, safer way for people to share their frustrations without feeling singled out. Anger is just one of those things we have to deal with. Some days the world doesn’t make sense and diabetes doesn’t play fair. Other days you think about diabetes a little less than you normally do and everything turns out alright.
Where is that middle ground?