Today is World Diabetes Day. Today we honor Dr. Frederick G. Banting, who was born November 14, 1891, and who is best known for having co-discovered insulin. Happy 128th Birthday, Dr. B. I’m also wearing my blue in recognition and support of people living with all types of diabetes. We’re all in this together.
“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” ~ Prince This thing called diabetes life. That’s why I’m here. That’s why My Diabetic Heart is here. It’s here because I was diagnosed with what was long thought to be type 2 diabetes, and also with congestive heart failure, at age 24. I started writing here as a way to document what I was going through with the scary, life-changing diagnoses that had been dropped in my lap. Writing helped me then and still does when I’m able to find the time and get the words I want to say out of my head. As I continued sharing my story through the blog and other…
It’s the last day of Diabetes Awareness Month. I want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the #MakeDiabetesVisible Photo Challenge and awareness initiative. It has really warmed my heart watching this idea grow. Thank you all for sharing your diabetes life with the world. The good, the bad, and the completely ridiculous. Lots of love! 💙 Also, I received my first shipment from mySugr today. I’ve been curious about the Accu-Chek Guide meter for a while and want to see if the bundle plan will work for my needs right now. Time will tell.
It’s the friendships with fellow people with diabetes that make this life bearable. Asha Brown, founder and executive director of We Are Diabetes, is one of the best! I’m thankful to count her as one of my closest friends and as a sister.
Some days, my diabetes and GI issues get the better of me. This has been one of them. This cartoon from my archive captures how I’m feeling tonight.