What Up With That?

Some of you might be thinking Kate, why is your blog titled after a Jonas Brothers’ song? Couldn’t you have come up with something better? Do you have some mad obsession with Nick Jonas?

My answers:

-Well, the song has a lot of meaning to how I think about my diabetes.

-How can my blog name even compare to such cool blog names as: Texting My Pancreas, The Butter Compartment, or Moments of Wonderful?

-No, but I do appreciate his advocacy work for Type 1 Diabetes.

I remember when this song first came out. It was a pretty big deal for a young current celebrity to be diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, and a huge win for the advocacy world, as well.

While the lyrics are pretty simple, they hit home a few great points.

“A little bit longer”

The day of my T1D diagnosis, my doctor described what I now know is an insulin pump, and said researchers were on the verge of a cure. He said cure was only about 5 years away.

Well, it’s been a little bit longer. In fact, it’s been 10 years since I first heard those words! Since then, I have heard countless estimates of how close every researcher and their mother is to a cure. While I haven’t lost hope in a cure, I’m just to the point where “I’ll believe it when I see it.”

“A little bit longer” also describes how diabetes manifests itself in my life. I am constantly waiting on diabetes. My friends are waiting on me because I am in the bathroom for the hundredth time today. My parents are waiting on me because I am double-checking that I have all my diabetes crap (supplies) for the day.

“I’ll be fine,” but I just have to wait for this insulin to kick in and lower my blood sugar. “I’ll be fine,” but I just have to wait for this juice to bring up my low.

 

So I’ll wait ’til kingdom come

All the highs and lows are gone

A little bit longer and I’ll be fine

I’ll be fine

 

Exactly.

If diabetes is never cured during my lifetime, I’ll be fine. I have the hope of heaven with the Great Physician who has already cured diabetes.

So a little bit longer and I’ll be fine.

 

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Hi, I’m Kate. I am a 22 year old young lady from Indiana. I am currently a nursing student at Anderson University, getting ready to enter my last two semesters before I can joyfully add RN, BSN to my name. Another significant fact about me is my diabetes. Yep, I’ve had Type 1 Diabetes since I was twelve years old. This blog is to help you discover more about me, my diabetes, my faith, and probably my whacked out sense of humor. Prepare to be dazzled, baffled, and hopefully enlightened.