Tuesday, November 14, is being celebrated as World Diabetes Day. In addition, the month of November is being highlighted as National Diabetes Month [VIDEO]. Many people around the world suffer with diabetes and have for many years. It is something that you can live with but rest assured it is difficult and tiring. But for those suffering and still alive, being alive is all that matters. World Diabetes Day basically means that millions of Americans are living with a pancreas that doesn't produce insulin. This means they have to manually manage their blood sugars through shots and through an insulin pump.

Diabetes 101

It is important to note that you don't get Type 1 Diabetes from eating too much sugar; it's a mixture of genes, different HLA (human leukocyte antigen) makeups, and so many other things.

While Type 2 diabetes can be managed by pills and diet, Type 1 sticks around. In addition, many who live with type 1 diabetes poke themselves with a needle 6-8 times a day to test their glucose levels and administer insulin.

In order to keep your diabetes from getting worse, there are certain foods that are good for diabetes such as starchy vegetables and dark chocolate.

Many have been living with Type 1 Diabetes for most of their lives and are still waiting for a cure. This disease should not be the subject of the jokes that are on display on a daily basis. Most people don't even know the half of what it's like to live with it. Living with diabetes is without a doubt a struggle. It will take a toll on your mind and body. It is important to understand that if you’re having symptoms to not ignore them.

For those who don't know, Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. It is not only for children, as many have been diagnosed in their 30s. It is more prominent in those adults who have had Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE).

On a positive note

To put a positive spin on a negative disease, it is absolutely possible to live a good life with diabetes. Many have to understand that they shouldn't feel alone as many people suffer from diabetes. Fighting the stigma against the disease is crucial. If you have diabetes, you should never let it stop you from reaching your goals and doing what makes you happy.

Many people on Twitter have expressed their views, personal stories, and thoughts on living with diabetes with World Diabetes Day as the backdrop. Marking the occasion has without a doubt brought awareness to the disease and has made people understand that it is a serious condition to live with. Many pray every day for a cure for the disease and hopefully one day there will be a cure for it.