When I saw Heather Mills on Dancing with the Stars, I cried. I know she's not a diabetic but she is an amputee. She's one of my heroes. Yes, it must be nice to have the money to buy a leg that looks great and assists you in dancing or running, etc...
I used to ride a bike, dance, run, and take walks through parks and forests. Now I can't. Yes I can. I can walk and dance. I can't ride a bike but I plan to; and as soon as I get over my latest problem, I will run and take walks.
During my recuperation phase, I was like "Great, another thing that's happened to me and now I have to deal with people calling me a bad diabetic." I got past this because most of the people I have met think I had an accident.
Circulatory disease runs in my family and I was the lucky one to inherit those genes. Add diabetes to it and voila, you have to learn to walk again.
It took me almost two years to receive a prosthetic leg because of the insurance I had. They paid for things to help me heal (limited of course) and then told me I had used up all of my benefits for medical devices. I was healing and then told I couldn't walk.
They would send me brochures on how to stay healthy. That was funny. Walk to improve cardio, exercise to maintain healthy weight, etc...How do you do that all without a leg?
I finally received a leg without their help. Anger motivates me. It's not necessarily healthy but it helps me. It took me two weeks to learn how to walk without crutches and a couple of months without a cane.
Right now the doctor has asked me to go easy on the leg because I have developed a new sore spot. The prosthetic has to be readjusted to avoid pressure on that spot.
It's not easy, it's a challenge but life goes on and I make the best of it.