Friday, November 19: “Friends & Family Friday” – As the holidays approach, social events and family gatherings are bound to occur. If you could say anything, what would you tell your loved ones about your diabetes?
The only thing I can think of is something I try to say on a regular basis. Yes, genetics is the reason I have Type 2, but I don't blame anyone. No one is to blame for me having diabetes. Also, I want to let those closest to me, those who worry about me, to know that I'm ok. Yes, there are days I vent about having diabetes, days I even cry about it, but overall I'm ok with it. I have learned to turn this into a gift. A gift that I have been given to share and reach out to others to let them know it's ok. To give others hope when all they see is despair. I try to give my children hope that maybe, just maybe, we'll be able to find a cure so that they can avoid being diagnosed with diabetes.