• A Healthier Life – D Blessings Week Day 1

    Today is the first day of Diabetes Blessings Week – a week in which we count the blessings that have come to our lives because of diabetes.  And one of the biggest blessings that has come my way since diagnosis is a healthier life. Now, I realize that it may sound strange for me to say that I have a healthier life considering that I live with type 2 diabetes and congestive heart failure, so let me explain. There are three things that are key to my management of these conditions: eating well, getting as much exercise as my heart will allow, and taking my medications.  And I do all three of those religiously.   I generally eat between 1,500 and…

  • 2nd Annual Diabetes Blessings Week

    The season of Thanksgiving is upon us once again. It is a season in which we should reflect upon the many blessings in our lives and express our gratitude for them. And despite all of our complaints about living with this disease, I know that diabetes has blessed each of us in one way or another. So many of you joined me in celebrating those blessings last year and made the inaugural Diabetes Blessings Week an unqualified success. And as the season has drawn nearer, many have asked if the event would be repeated this year. So, with that in mind, I am announcing today that November 21nd through November 27th will be the 2nd Annual Diabetes Blessings Week. I…

  • Thanks Everyone! – Diabetes Blessings Week Day 7

    Diabetes Blessings Week is coming to an end, and I am so thankful to all of you who have helped make the inaugural year for this event so successful.  I count 33 posts listed on the round up page, and I thank all of you who have contributed.  If you have blogged, and haven’t posted your links to the list, it’s not to late to do so. I hope everyone has enjoyed this season of Thanksgiving as much as I have.  I can’t wait to see what blessings this next year will bring. 🙂

  • My Sense of Humor – Diabetes Blessings Week Day 6

    I had a pretty good sense of humor long before I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and congestive heart failure, but living with those things has blessed me with a new appreciation for it.  Being able to joke about the trials I’ve faced since diagnosis has helped me survive.  I truly believe that laughter is the best medicine there is, and so thankful to have it.  And diabetes has blessed me by providing me an audience of people who not only appreciate my kind of humor, but who make me laugh as well. I know I posted this video before, but it’s worth posting again.  Enjoy.

  • Supportive Friends – Diabetes Blessings Week Day 5

    You might not believe it, but I was no where near as outgoing before my diagnosis as I am now.  I was something of a loner, or a hermit if you will.  I was OK with that.  And I certainly never thought about traveling to meet people that I met online.  That was just out of the question. My diagnosis with type 2 diabetes and congestive heart failure changed all of that.  My search for knowledge and support lead me to the Diabetes Online Community and all of the wonderful people whom I now call my friends. I’ve not met many of my D-OC buddies in person, but have grown close enough to consider them like family.  I do, though,…