I think about “the cure” often and never really know how to process what I’m feeling. It’s quite odd. I can also be quite cynical.
On one hand, I can’t wait for the day that I don’t need to think about every single thing I put into my body, but I’m not sure if that’s true. I’ve grown into a really informed person, who always contemplates what something does to my body. I’m not sure if I could let go of that side of myself.
I also think about what it would feel like to just eat everything I want..would I do it? Part of me could honestly eat four Snickers Almonds in one sitting and then the next day an entire jar of Nutella. But I don’t actually do that now….because I can’t. Would that change if there was a cure?
What would I do with all the extra time? I mean, I think about my diabetes all day. I’m a bit obsessive at times. The amount of time I contemplate how my body is, plus all the time actually physically managing my diabetes, it’s a lot. I’d have a lot of free-time.
But will there ever be a cure? I honestly don’t know. And this is where I get cynical. I doubt it. The world has around 422 million people with diabetes (WHO). In the United States alone, there are 30 million people with diabetes, with 1.25 million of those being Type 1. That’s a lot of people and a lot of pharmaceutical revenue. The amount of people with diabetes is growing significantly each year too. And sadly, we are Cash Cows for the pharmaceutical industry. Here is a mind-blowing fact:
The global Diabetes Pharmaceutical industry is a 54 billion dollar industry. Why? How?
This is why I am cynical. Why would there ever be a cure when we are worth 54 billion dollars?
I sincerely hope there is a cure. And I cannot wait for it. However, I am a realist.
What are your thoughts on a cure?