Sunday, November 21: Being Thankful – It’s almost Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for? Has diabetes helped you realize your appreciation for anything?
I am thankful for my husband, our five wonderful children, our parents and siblings, and for my health. Yes, I have diabetes, but you wouldn't know it from just seeing me on the street. I am thankful that I am able to control my diabetes with diet and exercise. I am thankful for the wonderful woman at church that gave me hope that I could possibly maintain this control if I maintain the right lifestyle.
Diabetes has helped me realize how lucky I am, actually. I have met several people with various chronic conditions. Many of them are severe enough where just leading a normal life is a struggle. I pray every day for a cure, but I also pray that I will continue to function at my current level, if not better, for many, many years.