“The disease may be invisible because it’s a result of something that happened within my body, but the effects will never be invisible to anyone; myself especially.”
I will always explain this to other people about Type One.
It doesn’t have to make them feel better, but a majority of the effects are hideous.
The stress, it shows. The scars, they show. The insecurities that this disease gives some people, those prevail most times.
People don’t understand why Type One Diabetics get offended easily, or get outraged over certain things. Why they are always worrying or get shaken up over particular things… It’s because the disease makes you sensitive. The people who try to understand are never going to grasp the idea until they know what we do through everyday, and most days we see that this one day that we’re waiting for will ultimately never come. Not even our doctors understand what it’s like to live with this disease, even after they claim that they do, because they themselves do not live with it. They do not have to experience what we have to experience every single day of our lives and that… That’s what frustrates us.