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trohbabe:

Dear tumblr,
STOP FORGETTING DIABETES HOLY FUCKING SHIT ITS A CHRONIC DISEASE TOO ALL YOU FUCKING SJ BLOGS TALK ABOUT IS HOW OFFENSIVE THINGS ARE BUT GUESS FUCKING WHAT?? SAYING YOURE GETTING DIABETES FROM EATING CAKE IS JUST AS FUCKING HURTFUL. WE GET NO REPRESENTATION AND SHITTY JOKES SO FUCK OFF

I spent all of today throwing up and sleeping and unable to do my job and babysit because when I changed my pump site last night it didn’t pierce the skin and I had no idea. I didn’t get insulin for 12 hours and I could have had to go to the hospital for something as simple as a piece of plastic not going into my stomach. I’m so frustrated. I hate this.
(via mydiabetessecret)
People think diabetes is just physical and even then it’s more physical then they can imagine. It’s blood and scars and black freckles on your fingers. It’s bruises on your body and pink marks on your stomach. It’s scratches and burning as insulin enters the fat and saves you life.

And just as it physical it’s mental. A double edged sword. A double wamny. For me, I’d say it’s more a mental battle. It’s telling yourself to keep fighting, to take that needle for the forth time that day. That you can get through it. You can through the depression and the anxiety and the hate you have for a body that’s failed you. That if you can get through today, then that’s another battle you’ve fought and concurred. That it will all get easier. That even though it’s not fair you can overcome it. That there’s hope that tomorrow will be better. And it’s the hope that kills you as it’s not always met.
What diabetes really feels like. (via myrealityofdiabetes)
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