My two favorite quotes have gotten me through many a health crisis...diabetic and otherwise. The first is by John Lennon. He said "Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans." So true!!!
My other favorite was seen on a t-shirt worn by my yoga instructor's husband: "Worry is NOT preparation!"
Those two have got me through cancer treatments, a stroke, a heart attack, and other health problems too numerous to mention. I think, summed up, they basically tell me to keep putting one foot in front of the other, no matter what happens.
"Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional." I'm not sure of the attribution of this quote but I believe it comes from buddhism. Pain is my diabetes, I can't change that I have diabetes. But getting angry about diabetes, feeling sorry myself, my suffering - I do have control over.
"I cannot make my days longer so I strive to make them better" - Thoreau. Time is something that weighs on me now that I have diabetes. It is wake up call that life is short, I always feel like I'm running out of time.
Last month, I had one of the most amazing experiences I have had with technology since I have been living with diabetes. It happened at the Focus On Technology conference organized by Children With Diabetes in Los Angeles (the first Read on! →
REALM Charter is a middle school full of amazing young people eager to learn about World Diabetes Day. Team DHF spent the day with over 300 students and taught them about the Big Blue Test and what they can do Read on! →