So what is it?? is Cara a type 1 diabetic or does she have type 1 diabetes?
I know for some it is a very touchy subject, for me not so much!
Many people do not like the term "diabetic" because they believe type 1 diabetes does not define them....but my question is
Why would it not define who you are? I believe that it defines Cara the same way that being a girl, 4 years old, having brown hair and hazel eyes, being a 4th child in our family, having brothers and sisters, etc, etc defines who she is.
This is a disease that is with you 24/7, every time you eat, every time you drink, every time you sleep, every time you move, every time you plan to go somewhere or do something you must think about type 1 diabetes.
This is a disease that has the ability to change and control your mood and mind set in a second. With a rise or plummet of blood sugar levels a type 1 can become a whole different person right before your eyes.
This is a disease that changes the way you see the world, and that changes the way the world see you
This is a disease that changes the way that you will grow up
This is a disease that changes the people that you meet and the people you have in your life
This is a disease that finds it way into every single part of your life
This is a disease that you will not grow out of or you will not be cured of (not yet, but hopefully very, very soon) so it will be a part of who you are until the end
This is a disease that can cause your end
So because of these and many, many more reasons I believe this is a disease that has changed and will continue to change who Cara is and who she will be, I think that it does define her. I'm a true believer that the things you experiences in your life changes who you are and I know that type 1 diabetes has changed my 4 year old. And it will continue to define her and change her as she grows and experiences different set backs and accomplishment because of being a type 1 diabetic .
I think that she should be proud of being a type 1 diabetic and not be ashamed to say so!! She has dealt with things that even me a 31 year old has never and will never have to deal with.
Without type 1 diabetes I'm 100% sure that Cara would have been a completely different person and that is not a bad thing
IT IS JUST WHO SHE IS.....
and we love every single part of who she is
a person with type 1 diabetes, a type 1 diabetic :) I believe it really does not matter what term I or she uses just as long as she know and loves every single part of who she is...