Oh diabetes, you’re so transitory

Oh, diabetes…
It’s all so transitory, isn’t it?

Oh, diabetes…
It’s all so transitory, isn’t it?

Not 5 minutes before I was enjoying my membership in the Diabetes Century Club. By the time I got back to take picture proof the meter had powered off.

The little +3 in the triangle at the top is my only proof.

#DBlogWeek 2014 is here

The purpose of #DBlogWeek is to raise awareness, not just about diabetes, but also about the variety of experiences and points-of-views that are represented by the DOC (Diabetes Online Community).

It’s time to show my poor, neglected blog a little love. And it’s always more fun to blog as part of a group. So I’ve decided to participate in this year’s #DBlogWeek or diabetes blog week.

The purpose of #DBlogWeek is to raise awareness, not just about diabetes, but also about the variety of experiences and points-of-views that are represented by the DOC (Diabetes Online Community).

Over a hundred diabetes bloggers from all over the world have registered to participate in this year’s #DBlogWeek. Each day will have its own topic.

I missed Monday’s Change the World post, but I am ready to start with Poetry Tuesday. Here we go!

Dear Rep. Giffords, Thank you for being an inspiration

Source: Flickr CC aemerybrown-SA 2.0

Rep. Gabby Giffords announced Sunday that she is resigning her seat in Congress to focus on her recovery from last year’s attempt on her life. Watching the video of her limping down the sidewalk with her husband at her side and then telling the world she’s resigning was heart wrenching.

Here is a young, vital woman speaking slowly, clearly and deliberately to get her message across. The damaging effects of the bullet she took are readily apparent.

Yet her words are full of hope. She is focusing on her therapy/recovery. She looks to the future. While she’s already beat the odds on even surviving, she is clearly not settling for what she’s achieved so far.

  • Rep. Gifford’s recovery is a 24/7 thing — just like living with diabetes.
  • Her future and her future state of health are uncertain — just like living with diabetes.
  • Each day requires focus and effort and dedication — just like living with diabetes.

Yes, yes, there is no “full recovery” from diabetes. The reality is for Rep. Giffords there is no “full recovery” from her injuries — her life and health won’t ever go back to what they were before being shot.

She chooses to move ahead.

And I choose to be inspired by that.