Monday, April 22, 2013

Normal, Except...

"How is the diabetes?"

"How is your sugar?"

"How is your health?"

All these questions come with expectations. The expected answer is fine, good, and normal. I've still got a pulse and I'm still kicking.

Unfortunately, a little piece of me swells with frustration and sighs every time I get asked these questions. The answers get complicated. There's sometimes. There's storytelling. There are these exceptions to those expectations. When I care to advocate and educate, the answer is anything but brief.

"But it's mostly normal right?"

Normal went out the door a long time ago and got replaced by this new normal of aberrant irregularities. what drives me nuts is people who ask these questions and know all the stories and exceptions. The daily grind of diabetes is everything but consistent.