Appreciating Life Despite Diabetes

Gina Capone Health Guide
  • It's about 11pm and I have been trying to think up a post to write about this day, the day I was diagnosed.

     

    November 25, 2000.

     

    For the past 8 years, I haved dreaded this day, because It is another year that has passed and YEP, I STILL HAVE DIABETES. It stinks, I really hate every day that I have to live with this mentally exhausting condition.

     

    This year was different though. I am not depressed. Instead of dreading this day, I hardly thought about it. To be honest, all I really keep thinking about is how on Thursday, I will be surrounded by my family and my new extended family, and how I will be eating lots of delicious side dishes and how greatful I am to have my new CGM so that I can eat more side dishes. LOL.

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    I am thankful for my new husband that loves me no matter what, and for my family and friends and how much they they have been there for me through all of my ups and downs for the past 8 years.  There have been a lot!

     

    This year I am happy. Not happy that I have diabetes, I am happy that I have finally learned to accept that I have Type 1 Diabetes. It took 8 years for me to say that.

Published On: November 25, 2008