Diabetic Cyborg Life: Responses and Diabetes “Curing” Quackery?!

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“The burden of type 1 diabetes isn’t just the threat of long-term complications, or the day to day grind of micro analyzing your insulin to carb ratios and your level of activity…

The feelings of helplessness, of failure, and the creeping sentiment that we are living on borrowed time — that we are time bombs ticking our way to self-destruction — are internal realities all type 1 diabetics face.”

“Rather than ignoring the lack of control by manufacturing false control, let’s ask ourselves this: how can we find ways to get our needs met while recognizing that complete control is impossible? What sacrifices are we willing to make? Where are our boundaries and limitations? What do we need from our friends, family, and peers to get through the day…

Exploring these questions can be painful and taxing, but coming out on the other side with answers that resonate is far more satisfying, fulfilling, and hopeful than trying to force yourself to be impressed with breathing.”

“Wow, I don’t even know how to respond to this post. How can wellness and mental health make your pancreas function better? Yes, it very important to maintain a health minds when dealing with the daily chores of being a type 1 diabetic, but suggesting it can heal you is just fraudulent quackery. “

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A bright streetlight in the dark, symbolic of my current mental state. (Photo by me)

“I suppose you could always talk to a counselor and determine if you have bipolar, and what to do from there. Or borderline, which your description could also fit, or even just the stress of coping with your health issues, but certainly find out from your doctors what mental health services are available to someone on SSI in your area. It shouldn’t be neglected.”

“I plan to bring it up in my monthly appointment Monday. I have addressed it them before, but I was not having such intense episodes before. Thank you for reading and responding!! All you here keep me going and wanting more!”

Muslim, Optimist, History/Political Science Prof. with no class. An Endurer of SPMS, T1 Diabetes and life.

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