so i have just recently been diagnosed with diabetes and not too sure what my life has in hold for me...
i mean im only in my early teens but school is making me decide on things. but this diabetes has sort of struck me.
should i just continue with how i was planning my life or adjust it?
im really interested with photography and food (cooking, food research etc) but moreso the photography. what should i do? let diabetes help me towards the food side of things or should i continue with my passion of photography?
is anyone else feeling the same? or have any advice for me from prior experiences or just any help would be great!
Thanks, love from gabbyisdardz <3
mines 6.1, whats your number?
Hey! I absolutely love photography as well! I used to think the exact same thing that you are deciding on right now. I was thinking that maybe I should go into food when I was diagnosed, since it is also a passion of mine. Then I started thinking about what makes me happy. I tried out both options and still found myself drawn to photography and the arts. I have finally decided that I will never change. My heart is with the arts. My advice to you would be to see where you feel the most happiness and what makes you smile everytime you either pick up a camera or a spatula. If you love photography then do it! I love photography and it has helped with my Diabetes because I am happier about my situation and I get some exercise when I go out. :P You can send me a message anytime! I would love to talk either food or photography!
We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery - H.G. Wells
I like both but am terrible at photography so I'd go with cooking for me. I have a pump so cooking would be easier with it because you test know the carbs hit a few buttons and you're dosed. no stopping so cooking is still possible! I'm 14 so if you wanna talk you can message me! i love to talk :)
You ladies are very young. May I share with you my experience as an "older women?" I'm 54 years old and have had diabetes for 44 years. I knew since I was six that being creative and getting paid for it was the world for me. My parents weren't thrilled. I took employment to pay the bills. My boss wasn't too excited with me the few times he had to call an ambulance because I passed out from low blood sugar. The co-workers weren't happy either; "she's already had her break", " A break? She just came back from lunch"... This was before pumps and in home blood testing. Still, nobody wants to pick up the slack when someone else doesn't do their work.
I found a nich to train dogs and sculpt them. My career took off, and I was being commissioned to sculpt. Orders for dog show trophies, air show trophies, bust of people... were pouring in. Clubs were on a year waiting list, and willing to wait! Working for myself is priceless! If I need to take a break, I do. I can eat at any time if I need to.
Katelyn is right, do what makes you smile, makes you happy. Then find your market. Go for it ladies!! Don't let diabetes stop you from living your dreams. Best wishes for success in all you do.
You're young, life flies by too quickly - don't waste it! You can find a way to do the things you're passionate about - will you have to do more than you would have had to do if there was no big "D" in your life - yes - and it's not fair and you'll be fine. My two-cents: GO FOR IT!
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heey again <3
i have looked back at this after these comments and its been 4 months!
thanks for all your advice, it really helps.
just so you are all aware, im sticking with both my passions (photography and cooking) and now realise after a few months experience of diabetes that im still able to do everything i ever wanted to do. diabetes shouldnt hold me back from doing things i really love.
at the moment im going through the normal teenage ups and downs and having diabetes doesnt help, and i dont think that some of my friends realise that at times but theyre not the ones going through this and its not their fault. i just have to continue doing what im doing and experience life like i always have imagined.
school is going great, and im off on holiday next week. i think everything is going smoothly along with small comprimises along the way. yes i cant be spontaneous anymore, but hey. i could be off a lot worse then a few injections a day!
i know it sounded silly not knowing what to do, yes im a bit young thinking about all this, but im pretty sure it was a normal thing for me to with a recent diagnosis!
love gabbyisdardz <3
"its not always rainbows and butterflies, but compromise that moves us along" -maroon5
That's cool Gabby.
Diabetes probably makes you grow up earlier than your peers. You realize that bad things can happen, but you deal with them and go on. Diabetes forces you to become a thinking, problem solving person who doesn't get knocked down by problems.
That inner strength will help you in life. In school, your future jobs, and future marriage, you will have good times and bad. But learning how to persevere, not be self centered, and do what's right when it's not easy, are invaluable skills.
When you have rough times in the future, just do what you know to be right and the situation will improve in time. Take care. -Jenna
T1 since 1977 Minimed pump since 2002
What do you want to do? Find out what it is and do it. There is almost nothing you can't do these days with diabetes. Take care of your self and do what you want.
One thing though, a job with health insurance helps a lot! Hopefully things will change where it's not such a problem but for now it is and probably will be for quite a while longer.
Keep your nose clean and your heart open. -AL the boss angel
I think that you should do what you are most intesrsted in. Personaly, diabeties shaped what I wanted to do, but that was because I didn't have any idea of what I wanted before hand. I think that you should let yourself drift more towards which ever you want and if that means letting your diabeties push that, then do that. Just be happy!