Today’s topic for Diabetes Blog Week is What Brings Me Down:
Click for the What Brings Me Down – Wednesday 5/14 Link List. May is Mental Health Month so now seems like a great time to explore the emotional side of living with, or caring for someone with, diabetes. What things can make dealing with diabetes an emotional issue for you and / or your loved one, and how do you cope? (Thanks go out to Scott of Strangely Diabetic for coordinating this topic.)
I had to really stop and think about this one because for me, it is not truly diabetes that brings me down. It isn’t even the complications from it that bring me down. And yes, I have had some days that I cried because of both of them but those are few and far in between.
For me, the most frustrating thing is having to deal with doctors. These past two years, I have been dealing with a foot wound that got infected and the infection set into my bone. Everyone says we need to be informed patients but doctors hate it when we are and certainly don’t like it when you have an opinion about things you do or don’t want to do. The times I have spent in tears this last year weren’t because of my wound but because of frustrations with doctors.