Why am I here? Hmmm. I’d say that I’m here in this diabetes blog space, because I am not special. I was not different from anyone else I knew or didn’t know. I was just like everyone else when I was diagnosed: I could have been anyone’s wife, anyone’s mother, anyone’s friend. So because I am not special and not any different from anyone else, I wanted everyone to know that if I’ve got this, you’ve got this. I wanted people to know that this life, a life with diabetes, is one worth living and definitely worth enjoying.
I’m going to be honest and say I don’t spend much time in my blog about my difficulties and struggles. I probably should. Difficulties and struggles do exist and they slow me down a bit sometimes but I won’t let that stop me. I can’t. There are too many people that need us to kick Diabetes’ ass every day. From my family who need their mom/wife/daughter/friend, to people who are newly diagnosed who might need some guidance, to those who have gestational diabetes, to those who are told to watch what they eat because they are considered to have “pre-diabetes.” I can’t let diabetes get me down, I have to keep keeping on, and I have to do with with a smile-I don’t know how else to do it.
I’ve done everything I’ve wanted to do despite having to carry around Diabetes and all the supplies it takes to attempt to keep it managed. And you can too.
Lets kick off the week by talking about why we are here, in the diabetes blog space. What is the most important diabetes awareness message to you? Why is that message important for you, and what are you trying to accomplish by sharing it on your blog? (Thank you, Heather Gabel, for this topic suggestion.)