I refuse to accept it as normal

I am thankful for every ounce of progress and advancement. I use all of the tools and technology I can get my hands on. And I’m grateful.

My life is much better today than it was years ago.

But do not forget that we stab ourselves with sharp metal objects, squirt some stuff under our skin, and bleed on things to see if we guessed the amount right.

This is what passes for normal in our lives. IT IS NOT NORMAL!


Do not ever ever ever give up pushing for better. This normal is not the normal I want for the rest of my life. I am not impressed. The bar is still very low.

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7 thoughts on “I refuse to accept it as normal

  1. Hey Scott,
    Let me tell you one thing, you are such an inspirational person. i was suffering from diabetes meanwhile i was reading motivational blog or watching videos on internet and that how i get to known about you. i always got inspire after reading your blogs.
    keep doing the great work n thanks

  2. Hey Scott, thanks for this post and for your advocacy. It can be easy to forget that the repetitious pattern every diabetic lives with daily is not normal. Sometimes a little perspective helps us all.
    I discovered your blog a few months ago and have enjoyed your posts. Recently I began my own diabetes blog and wanted to know if you would check it out. https://bloodsugarblog.me/

    I would appreciate any feedback you have. Thanks!

  3. I have always reminded myself that better is having the ability to get blood on a strip so we can come to close to understanding what our blood sugar is. What is better? Better is not peeing in a cup to find out what my blood sugar was 4 hours ago and my mom used to say better was peeing in a cup because she recalled her sister not ever knowing at all. None of which has ever been normal.

  4. Hopefully a true type1 cure will be released to the public soon. Then I will be able to live a normal human life.