Friday, May 13, 2011
Diabetes has brought me so many wonderful things. The most awesome thing is the D-OC, without a doubt. I've met so many wonderful people in person and on the internet. You've given me the chance to express myself. You've shared your stories with me. I've guest blogged. I've had amazing diabetes meet-ups. I've had the chance to join the Diabetes Advocates.
But diabetes has give me other things as well. Diabetes taught me to take care of my health. It taught me to be responsible from a very young age. It taught me compassion. It taught me the importance of health insurance. Diabetes taught me to share myself with others. Diabetes taught me the importance of juice boxes and to be thankful for a night of uninterrupted sleep. Diabetes has taught me how great it is to find a box of band-aid dots (not the silly mixed boxes). And that when you find juice boxes with 14 grams of carbs, you should buy them all.
Diabetes, in spite of all of the bad parts, had brought some of the most wonderful things into my life. And that makes me thankful.