A voice for living well with Type 1 Diabetes


That’s the other word that I believe describes how to live well with type 1

Wikipedia says acceptance is a person’s assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition (often a negative or uncomfortable situation) without attempting to change or protest it.

While I think this description is valid, I don’t know anyone diagnosed with type 1 that has not protested. In fact I think a little protest is in order!

None of us asked for type 1 diabetes. We didn’t do anything wrong (in fact, if anything our autoimmune system was too good). It appeared one day totally unexpected. Never to go away (well … we can hope). But for now, the reality is living with diabetes is our new normal.

The people I know that live well with diabetes eventually accept it and make the adjustments to live with it – some even embrace it.

Do you agree that acceptance and resilience are two traits for living well with type 1?

If so, are they skills that can be taught?