Friday, May 13, 2011

D-Blog Week: Awesome Things

Today's D-Blog Week topic was to write about AWESOME things that you've done BECAUSE of diabetes.

A very special gift that diabetes has given me over the years, is a determined spirit that is quite unstoppable. I am the type of person who is motivated by being told that I CAN'T do something. I'm a problem solver. I will get what I want, no matter how hard I have to work to find a way to get it.

Diabetes once said,

"You shouldn't have children."

Oh yeah? How about two? Cute ones at that.

"You can't go on foreign mission trips where there might be no refrigeration."

*Yawn* Been there, done that, Diabetes.

"You can't fast for 30 hours to raise money for hungry kids."

Hmm, funny... I just did that last weekend with about 17 amazing students in my youth group.

I credit Diabetes for being my motivator in many aspects of my life.

BECAUSE of diabetes I have also had the opportunity to make many friends in the diabetes online community. I am so grateful to share experiences with them. The DOC rocks and I'm honored to know some of the people in it!

Many of my friends at church and I also share a special bond too, through the likeness of our pancrei. (ya like that?)

So yes, diabetes sucks. Dur. (word of the day for me) It's all about perspective and I choose to not let it rob me of my joy, but to find contentment in the midst of a challenge. I hope you will choose joy too!

6 comments: said...

Don't tell a diabetic about something we CAN'T do because I guarantee you we will find a way!!!

Tara said...

hi! i JUST found your blog when i googled "P90x with type 1 diabetes" and i'm SO excited!

i'm 26, and have had diabetes for 11 years now. my husband and i are starting p90x on monday and we're pretty excited. we know it's going to be a lot of work, but it'll be good.

i read your "i am diabetes" post to him and we both about died from laughing!

thanks for sharing your real life experiences. i've only read a few of your posts, but i am encouraged and challenged by your faith and determination to take great care of yourself!

i'm not currently blogging, but i hope to get one up and running this summer! looking forward to getting to know you better.

Windy said...

Hey Tara! You can also find me on Twitter at MyPancreasSucks or email me at WindyCobourne (at) gmail (dot) com Nice to meet you and I'm super excited for you guys!!!! Hope you have success with P90x like I did!

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Michael said...

Diabetes has never stopped me from doing anything. I have a sweet tooth. But i don't stop myself from eating anything. I use Natvia it helped me and also made me loose weight.