Lately I’ve been struggling with this aspect of the disease as well. I totally agree with @Lovera.denise. I was diagnosed when I was about 6 and am about to turn 22 now. Going on 16 years almost. For the past few years I’ve sort of given up on trying to figure out how to feel about it, and have been pretty indifferent towards the disease. Lately though, I’ve ben feeling pretty lonely about it, especially when I talk to my friends about it but they still don’t get it. I also depend on my mom a lot to talk to about it. That sucks that you can’t go to her. I am so sorry for your loss. I’m happy to hear you started therapy though! I just started about a year ago and it has helped me SOO much. It’s really made all the difference, but I am of course still figuring things out. Haha, it never ends right?
I just wish people would put two and two together and be like damn, living with an incurable disease most of your life sucks. It’d be nice if people showed less pity or joked about it less. I’m usually a good sport when it comes to diabetes jokes, but it’s been getting old among my friends. I wish they could really see and respect what it takes to live a normal healthy life with this disease. It’s a lot of work that you never really get credit for. I’d love to connect. DM me and maybe we can exchange snapchats?