I'm really trying to not let my diabetes be an excuse for feeling sad or down. In truth, it is a real source of ongoing challenge and fatigue. Because of this fact, I've worked hard to give myself the space and permission to take the time I need to replenish and recover from all that diabetes demands. I've worked hard at letting it count and be seen for what it really is, by others, but more importantly, by myself. I've worked hard at cutting myself some slack about sometimes feeling the blues just because I have diabetes.
On the other hand, I also don't want diabetes to get into the way of living the most vibrant, engaged, full life that's possible. I don't want it to be an excuse for not leaning into life. I struggle with this still. I'm struggling with it this morning. I guess I haven't found the perfect balance yet. I wonder if I ever will.