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Freaky Friday – Diabetes Blog Week 2013

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Today is Freaky Friday –

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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? (Thanks to Jane of Jane K. Dickinson, RN, PhD, CDE and Bob of T Minus Two for this topic suggestion.)”

Whenever I pass by or I’m dealing with another person, I try to remember the saying – Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

I believe all chronic diseases come with their own unique set of challenges. I cannot see myself switching chronic diseases because I do not wish type 1 diabetes on anyone.

I decided to do the next best thing and go in search of how others live with their chronic disease. I found this YouTube video by Hank Green, in which he talks about living with ulcerative colitis and how extremely lucky he feels for having the support of family and friends and his Internet community.

Take a moment and watch the video.

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  1. I always like that quote also!

    Kelly Booth

    17 May 13 at 5:34 PM

  2. Thanks @Kelly

    Adjoa Pearlsa

    18 May 13 at 9:53 PM

  3. Thanks for this blog. I often overhear some people comparing their disease with another: Listing them from bad to worst. Yes, some diseases are more difficult to manage than others, thus, having people understand you is difficult. Having insurances cover meds is difficult I had a person w/HIV tell me all I had to do was fast and drink green tea and my diabetes would go away.

    monique

    20 May 13 at 5:51 AM

  4. @Monique Thank you :-)

    Adjoa Pearlsa

    21 May 13 at 8:35 AM

  5. Some people living w/illnesses think that those diagnosis with illnesses from theirs are more fortunate.
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    monique

    21 May 13 at 11:32 AM

  6. @Monique – People can be ignorant sometimes, how selfish of them to think theirs is the only hard condition.

    Adjoa Pearlsa

    21 May 13 at 11:40 AM

  7. I take a back seat and listen. So,e people can be brutal if you try to reason with them. E.g., When I mentioned that I had Type 1 diabetes for 40 years, a person with a different disease said, “At least you have cinnamon and exercise to help fight it.” “No, that’s for PW Type 2 diabetes, however it might not work with that type either.” Then I pointed out that there are a few commonalities w/ most diseases: peripheral neuropathy, eye disease, GERD, arthritis…Instead of fighting w/ one another we need to fight insurance companies.
    monique recently posted..You Won’t Be Arrested If Kitchen Jars Don’t MatchMy Profile

    monique

    21 May 13 at 11:49 AM

  8. Amen to that @Monique “Instead of fighting w/ one another we need to fight insurance companies.”

    Adjoa Pearlsa

    21 May 13 at 11:58 AM

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