MY PRIVATE BATTLE Living with chronic illness and pain is something that isn’t easily understood by people who are not going through the same thing. Moreover, the effects of illness are an emotional and personal daily battle. All of us with Fibromyalgia are not the same!! Not one of us has the exact same symptoms. We have a lot of the same, some are worse, some are less, but no two are exactly alike!
People only judge on what they see on the outside. If they can’t see your illness, to them it doesn’t exist. You sit in silence as you hear the whispers and you see the odd looks, but you smile and go with life anyway. I was thirteen when the biggest battle of my life began, pain.
The Great Importance of Diabetes Self Management in 5 points Most of the time, when we learn that we have diabetes, the last thing that comes to our mind is the importance of diabetes self management. We most probably think about this disease as the worst thing that could have happened to us, a heavy burden, an injustice of the universe, and all we want is eat without having to think about it, without needles, without medication. Diabetes Self-Management Or at least, this is what happened to me, 11 years ago, when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I felt like a victim, and even the people who tried to help me, doctors and family, found themselves to be treated like foes.
My Step-Father had type 1 diabetes. A team of health care professionals worked tirelessly to help him live. He never attempted to watch his diet nor take is medication, he tended to overdose on his salts and sugars and knew nothing of a balanced diet. He never saw a problem in his lifestyle. Nevertheless, he died a peaceful man – none of which could have been achieved without the team of doctors, nurses, dietitians and many more.
Diabetes instantaneously made that phrase my reality.. I like to call this story, the worst day of my life. My nerves were already on edge because I had to get my wisdom teeth pulled. When I came home from the surgery, I felt horrible. Getting out of bed was an ordeal; my body felt lousy.
The immense amount of work I do daily just to function is invisible to most. No one sees the struggle but diabetes Is relentless and demands me to be attentive to it every hour of every day. Diabetes is certainly debilitating, demanding, and draining; however, I have still found positives in my disease. Type 1 Diabetes has given me tremendous strength, motivation to live healthy, a better perspective on life, and purpose to my future. After living 10 years with diabetes, I have learned plenty about how my body does (and unfortunately doesn’t) work and how to keep myself as healthy as possible.
Once I realized how much out of character I had gotten, that’s when I knew for sure that something was wrong. That caused me to start doing research on food addictions. I was blown away when I discovered that food addiction was real. That was the day that my eyes come open to that fact that people were not just making
Having a Mother with Multiple Sclerosis and a brother with Lyme disease isn’t the easiest, but being with them has changed my perspective on life. They are the ones who shaped me into the person that I am today. When I was 4 years old, My Mom found out that she has Multiple Sclerosis. She did a great job of hiding it, but as I got older, I started to notice it more. It seemed that every day, something else would be harder for her to do.
But so many other people would disagree so strongly with her sunny disposition, after being robbed, by fate, of the life they had worked so hard to make for themselves. Mairs says in her essay, “I am not a disease.” (213) but living with an invisible illness is consuming. It eats people alive.
Now she realizes that this is a huge scar that she can wear with confidence. When she was little, she wanted to change the world. Now diagnosed with Diabetes, Fernihough still believes the same; it's just become a clearer image and has learned how much she can give to the world. Her favorite part about Diabetes is all the lives she has been able to touch. When living in Arizona her mom was a preschool teacher and one of the students was diagnosed with Diabetes.
In the East Harlem community, many people devalued the severity of diabetes due to personal aspects. For example, one woman said how her life is too stressful to worry about the illness. The toll of living high demand-low control lives is greater in the lesser affluent neighborhoods. Their daily lives are often too hectic for them to participate in a healthier lifestyle. Diabetes adds to this stress because residents voiced that the out of control sugar levels made them more stressed.
This post is going to be on an extremely important topic, diabetes. 1 in 4 people with diabetes, don’t even know they have it! This topic truly impacted me because both of my grandfathers that have already passed away had diabetes, so honestly diabetes is something that could be in my future. Recently, I read Sugar Nation by Jim O’Connell and I was pretty shocked from reading it and it opened my eyes to how severe the diabetes problem is in the world. The book is basically Mr. O’Connell’s recollection of being diagnosed pre-diabetic, his journey to find more information on treatment and how effective it is, and Mr. O’Connell’s father passing away from not taking care of his diabetes.
According to nih.gov/cdc.gov, "of all people who get diabetes, only 5-10% have type one. " Type one causes you to takes injections of insulin frequently. Most people carry around a case with injections everywhere they go for this. Unlike type 2, type one is caused mainly by genetics. If someone is in a family that commonly has type one diabetes, they should all be checked out by a doctor.
Maintaining hope is key for long-term survivors of diseases such as HIV infection and breast cancer. Healthy coping, however, differs from the common societal notion of “positive thinking.” Having the capacity to tolerate and express concerns and emotions not just the ability to put anxieties aside, and additionally, discussing these as well as uncertainties and fears, losses and sadness that usually accompany severe illness is generally
Sugar Detox Results The 21-Day sugar has been growing in popularity recently. I had always been curious about trying it but hesitant of jumping on the wagon. I wasn’t quite sure if it was legitimate or a trend. Ever since I entered college, I lived a life of sitting in study halls and eating top ramen.