Friday, November 19, 2010

Friends & Family Friday

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. 

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