There is a fine line between wanting someone to understand what it is like to live with diabetes and not ever wanting them to have to deal with the disease.
Wanting the stranger in the mall to stop looking at you like you are weird/gross for testing your blood sugar and licking the blood off your finger.. but never wanting them to have to endure the daily blood sugar finger pricks.
Wishing your best friend would understand that going to the movies at that exact moment is just not possible because you "feel yucky"...but never wanting her to have to know what it feels like to be suffering from high blood sugars from a failed pump site.
Praying that the person at school that asks you every single day "can you eat that?" while you pull out your sandwich for lunch, will just GET IT and STOP ASKING...but never would you ever want them to have to count every single carbohydrate that goes in their body.
Wanting your baby sister to understand that we can't leave for the store right now because you have to wait for your blood sugar to return to normal before getting behind the wheel of a car..especially with her in it...but praying she never has to experience eating food when she is not hungry.. jut low.
There is a fine line between what we WANT and what we actually really want...
Sometimes I don't stop and think about it often enough... I often wish people could just UNDERSTAND. But never ever would I actually want them to be in my shoes. I don't wish this disease on anyone..