There has been a lot of doom and gloom here lately. I know everyone is busy, depressed, overwhelmed and it is summer (and about 102 degrees here at the moment.)

For me, there are some not so bad things about my life as a Type 1; things I have conquered: I am alive (thanks to all the tech since 1960..), have a fantastic family (OK, again the tech, but my son is a wonderful man), had a great career (just retired,) but mostly, I have support from my family, friends, and the folks here who have been so amazing.

So, what is Great about your life???

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No gloom , contrary :)

I was fund raising today with the help of a Mom , whose son pumper buddy ,diagnosed at age 3 ; he is tall , good looking , 15 years,camping with his Dad this Canada Day celebration weekend ...we took in CAN $ 340.58 at the local liquor store for my Team Diabetes Amsterdam walk/run , October 2013 ...could not be any happier with how our community responded these 3 1/2 hours :) .Tomorrow another day ...without my " the Best helper " ..My story for all people with diabetes

I don't have a lot of Great things to add. I am grateful it is not my turn everyday to have Great things about my life. The air conditioning is working quite well at home.

I threw out my coffee maker and have gone 100% to using my French Press. With diabetes there is no reason to live life doing things half-assed.

Gave up coffee when my beloved husband went to coffee maker and folgers. Switched to iced tea (Harney and Sons black tea) for the 110 in the shade summer. Will faithfully return to the BEST coffee made with a French press when the temps fall.

What is your favorite coffee for the French Press? Do you use filtered water?

Yea, half-assed does not work at this point in my life.

Right now I am loving African mild roast beans.

Absolutely love all the comments. We are up and down, but we carry on!

another Happy one : I visited the Optometrist yesterday some new goggles..present ones show their age...also the lenses seem hard to keep clean .Pics were taken and Doc said same as Opthamologist ..I don't need a prescription change and he congratulated me (as did she 2 ms ago ) with D for 29 plus years NO diabetes related eye problems ...a Great Life ...and more to move towards age 73 !

Nothing... It all sucks..and continue to blame diabetes for my complete misery, distress, hopelessness, anger, anxiety, depression....etc. Though I'm prepared to hear over and over its my attitude and not the diabetes until you experience the same symptoms as me you really have no right. Yeah I'm alive but living like this I'm not so sure that is even positive anymore.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." :-)

It's winter here, and we've had lots of early snow, I've skied already and looking forward to lots more. And when I did 2 days skiing, by bg's were really good.

I have 3 VERY SOON to be 4 g-kids and another g-child comming in November!!!
Pretty good for a Type 1 D that became a D at 10.

Excellent. I have two and they are the lights of my life. My granddaughter called up (she is 3.5) and said "Grandma, do you have power?"(We just had some huge storms and many have been without power in 100+ temps for over a week!) They came over for coolness! She is a sweetie. My grandson, there are no words for the wonder of either of them.




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