“Diabetes” or “diabetes” — there is a distinction.
diabetes is a disease that I have, that I have no control over, that I work with my doctor to control as best as possible. Diabetes is a giant bitch who fucks with my life on a daily basis. Who decides when and where I can do what and for how long. how I feel and how I act. who says I can’t have chocolate for breakfast, even though I’m an adult, and punishes me if I do it anyway. When I get mad, I’m mad at Diabetes. diabetes is something I can cope with, something that I can get better at taking care of. something that is not my fault.
Diabetes is a douchebag. diabetes is a disease.