Thursday, May 16, 2013
You can find more Accomplishments Big and Small posts on the Thursday 5/16 Link List.
We don’t always realize it, but each one of us had come a long way since diabetes first came into our life. It doesn’t matter if it’s been 5 weeks, 5 years or 50 years, you’ve done something outstanding diabetes-wise. So today let’s share the greatest accomplishment you've made in terms of dealing with your (or your loved one’s) diabetes. No accomplishment is too big or too small - think about self-acceptance, something you’ve mastered (pump / exercise / diet / etc.), making a tough care decision (finding a new endo or support group / choosing to use or not use a technology / etc.). (Thanks to Hillary of Rainie and Me for this topic suggestion.)
I used to be a pre-teen girl who had to check her urine.
I am now an (almost) 45 year old woman who checks her blood.
I used to be tied to a strict exchange diet which forced me to eat certain things at certain times and forbid sugar.
I am now able to count carbs and make food choices and bolus to cover what I’m eating when I want to eat it.
I used to be required to take 5 or more injections a day to get the insulin I needed.
I am now hooked up to my pump and insulin is continuously dripping into my body.
I used to be surprised to find a very high or very low number on my meter.
I am now usually given a heads up by my trusty Continuous Glucose Monitor.
I used to be embarrassed and ashamed for people to know I had diabetes.
I am now proud to educate and advocate and let people know what life with diabetes is like.
I use to be a brand new diabetes blogger who hoped to fit into a community of people like me.
I am now thrilled and excited to be sharing Diabetes Blog Week with over 200 other bloggers around the world.
I used to be alone with diabetes.
I am now a grateful and happy member of the Diabetes Online Community!
But I still hope to some day say . . . . .
I used to be a person with diabetes.