As the title indicates, the times we live in are significant for anyone living with diabetes. We have access to better medical information, better medicines, better treatment and a longer life expectancy. Great advances on all these fronts have made dealing with diabetes easier for me. But there remains that one common denominator, one caveat which makes anyone with this disease have cautious optimism in the face of such great progress. ME. I am my own worse enemy; the antagonist, the Green Bay Packer to my Pittsburg Steeler desire to conquer this disease and live my life on my terms. Oh yes folks, I have allowed my disease to hold me hostage. And the reasons for this are as complicated to me as nuclear fusion. I know what ,when,why and how to treat this killer. But deep inside of me is a desire to live a normal life. Normal defined as eating all the bean burritos I want. Drink all the cola, tea and juice I want. Test my blood sugar when I feel a hypoglycemic attach coming on, and exercise should I feel the need to bust some suds on my SUV. Yes these are struggles I deal with daily. What can one do, in an age of pancreatic cell injections and quick acting insulin to treat this disease? Lets journey together as I share my daily victories, defeats, smiles and tears in my transformation to a champion who “deals with Diabetes“.
What a wonderful time for diabetics