Its been a rough year, but I am thankful everyday, I know about my diabetes...
A year ago I was:
Terrified, sad, in denial... What was this, was I going to go blind, loose my legs...kidneys. More importantly, would I be able to be active and be able to support my family, that was the biggest fear. I hid my fear, offering to do laundry only to afford me a private place to cry. I went to my first Diabetes expo, and felt only overwhelmed and terrified.
Now: I am strong, I know what diabetes is, I know i'm not alone and there are people around the world that will and have given me support and answered my questions. I took charge of my situation, I did not let it beat me. My garage became my battlefield in my war against diabetes, I lost 40 pounds and down to a 5.2 AIC. I can look my kids in the eyes and know Ill be there to be part of their adult lives, and enjoy their pride in me.
I want to thank all of you that have been there to support me over that past year, and hope now, that I have my act together, and over my "pity party" I can do the same for others!