Sunday, May 20, 2012

D-HEROES ride like the wind!!

Let’s end our week on a high note and blog about our “Diabetes Hero”. It can be anyone you’d like to recognize or admire, someone you know personally or not, someone with diabetes or maybe a Type 3. It might be a fabulous endo or CDE. It could be a d-celebrity or role-model. It could be another DOC member. It’s up to you – who is your Diabetes Hero??
When i first read today's topic my mind started swirling.  I thought "well this is a tough one". 

The first hero i thought of was, of course, Dr. Banting.  He has to be at the top of my list, because without his discovery, well you all know what life without insulin would be like.  Slow, painful death.

But then i started thinking about all the little kids.  They are definitely heroes.  They suffer through finger pokes, and injections/site changes/cgms, and they do it for the most part without a word.  YOU KIDS ARE HEROES!

The parents of diabetic children are heroes.  They do everything other parents do plus.  I don't know how they do it.  One of my fears when my children were small was that they would develop diabetes.  I didn't think I would be able to do what had to be done.  MOMS AND DADS, YOU'RE HEROES!

I have a T2 friend at work who would do anything to avoid being put on insulin because she's afraid of needles.  She is also a hero.  She has started exercising, and eating healthy.  She checks her BG's many times a day now instead of a few times a year.  She works hard at staying healthy in order to avoid her fear.  T2'S YOU ARE HEROES!

All diabetics, no matter what "type" we are,  are heroes.  We do what has to be done and carry on.  We have good days and bad days.  Some days we want to give in.  And perhaps, for a little bit, we do.  But we get back on our bikes and ride like the wind!

And for that, I applaud you!  

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