Welcome to Day # of Diabetes Blog Week. If you are participating, don’t forget to link your Diabetes Hero post on this list. (Please enter your Blog Name and the URL for your Diabetes Hero post.)
Let’s end our week on a high note and blog about our “Diabetes Hero”. It can be anyone you’d like to recognize or admire, someone you know personally or not, someone with diabetes or maybe a Type 3. It might be a fabulous endo or CDE. It could be a d-celebrity or role-model. It could be another DOC member. It’s up to you – who is your Diabetes Hero??
Hero: he·ro/ˈhi(ə)rō/ - (Noun) A person who is admired for courage or noble qualities.
When I think about a Diabetes Hero, I think of the kids with diabetes. I think of how they deal with this disease at such a young age and how they show such courage. They are heroes.
Wait, then I think of the parents of those children. I think of all they do every day to care for their kids. The sleepless nights and the worry they endure. They are heroes.
Wait, what about those diagnosed with diabetes as adults. I can’t imagine how it feels to suddenly have such an intricate chronic illness to deal with. I think of all of the changes they must suddenly make and all of the information they need to learn. They are heroes.
Wait, what about the kids with diabetes who have grown into adults with diabetes. I think about how they were promised a cure in five years, and how many multiples of five years have passed without one. I think of the strength they show to just keep going, carrying on day in and day out with this disease. They are heroes.
Wait, what about significant others and loved ones of people with diabetes. I think about how much they do for us. I think of my own husband getting up in the middle of the night to get me a juice box. He, and others like him, are heroes.
Wait, my endo! My fantastic endo who never judges, never scolds, always does all he can to help me live a happy and healthy life with diabetes. And all of the other endos, CDEs, nutritionists and the myriad of medical professionals we see throughout our diabetic life. They are heroes.
Wait, I can’t forget my blogging friends. Kerri, who blazed the way for us and inspires me every day. The 240 bloggers who have signed up for Diabetes Blog Week. Each and every person who shares their diabetes life on-line, so others will learn and not feel so alone. And those who read and comment and lurk. They are heroes.
I don’t really feel lucky to have diabetes. But I sure do feel lucky to be surrounded by Diabetes Heroes.