Friday, May 17, 2013

2013 Diabetes Blog Week: Day 5 Freaky Friday

Today's Diabetes Blog Week Topic:
Freaky Friday...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? 

I have been thinking about this since I saw the topic list for this week.

And I have decided that IF I could switch Diabetes with any other chronic illness, I wouldn't!

All chronic illness are crappy.

AND I wouldn't wish Diabetes on any one!

Whomever we made the switch with would be starting from scratch learning about this disease, and that is not a fun place to be.

No, I would just keep the crappy chronic illness we have come to know and love.

Ok, maybe not love, but we KNOW it.

As much as we can anyway.

We know how to manage it most of the time.

We have friends who know it too.

And staying with something familiar rather than trying something new, in this case, is the best place for me/my T1 kiddo to be!

As far as if the DOC has affected how I treat friends and acquaintances with medical conditions, I definitely think so!

Maybe not just the DOC as just going through a chronic illness in our immediate family.

I think I am definitely more aware and sympathetic to them.

I never compare one disease to another. Or say things like this is worse than that one.

We are all doing the best we can to live life with the chronic diseases we were given.

And supporting each other and being sympathetic towards one another is an ok place to be.

Click here to read more posts from Day 5 of the 2013 D Blog Week.

See you tomorrow!

*Disclaimer: I am a mom of a T1 Diabetic child and a child with Allergies/Asthma. I am NOT a doctor. I just play one in real life. Please do not take anything in this post or any other post on this blog as medical advice. If you have questions or concerns of your own, please seek advice from your doctor.*


Joanne said...

I think I'm the only one who ended up picking another illness, but only because I know it well since I have it.

Interesting how so many have picked to stay with D.

Tracy Thomas said...

I have T2D and my coworker has T1D. Yes, we are both diabetics, but her blood sugar is a lot more volatile than mine. Some days she has multiple lows and sometimes she swings from low to high. I see how hard it is for her. Just last night I told her that if I could I'd trade bodies with her for two weeks if I could. Than she would get a break from the roller coaster her body takes her on as she battles highs and lows and I'd truly understand how she feels. I also have a friend with chronic migraines and although I know It's painful, I'd trade with her just to see what she deals with and to give her a break too!!

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