Sunday, November 21, 2010

Being thankful

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.

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