Wednesday, November 14, 2012

World Diabetes Day

Today is World Diabetes Day. I celebrated by going for a walk. My blood glucose was 153 mg/dl when I started and 126 mg/dl when I was done. The entire time I was walking I thought about The Big Blue Test. I thought about #DSMA. I considered how many millions of people around the world live with diabetes.

When I was diagnosed July 24, 2011 I felt alone. I felt like I was the only person who had diabetes. I didn't now how I would handle all the changes in my life. Then I found the DOC. I found other people living with diabetes, thriving with diabetes, sometimes cursing diabetes. I saw how they took care of their diabetes and managed it. I discovered there are other people who start their morning with a blood drop, a meter and a soft grunt at the result. Millions of people do this every day. And so do I.

The people who live with diabetes, and live around it, and parent around it, are my tribe. We are a worldwide tribe of people who "get it." I have to live with diabetes. World Diabetes Day reminds me life is best lived....


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