Today is the first day of Diabetes Blog week started by Karen Graffeo six years ago. You can sign up here if you would like to join: http://www.bittersweetdiabetes.com/p/2015-diabetes-blog-week-topics-posts.html
Diabetes: I was diagnosed in 2000 a few months before turning 20 years old. At the time it felt like a death sentence and I was incredibly depressed.
Today I know that Diabetes doesnt have to be a death sentence and it has taught me many valueable life lessons.
Through social media sites like facebook and other bloggers I have learned I am not alone in the way I feel about my life with Diabetes and I dont have to be alone either.
I use to be completely horrified of Diabetic pregnancy, I learned I could do it and I did do it. I have a happy, very healthy 2 year old who makes my heart burst I love her so much and I love her especially more because I worked so hard to have her and to manage my disease while I was pregnant. I am a Diabetic pregnancy Warrior!
Just up until 3 weeks ago I felt like my Diabetes was controlling my life again as my battle to obtain a better A1C and less blood sugar spikes and lows felt like a mountain I was just not able to climb. Again Diabetes was limiting me even thought I did not want it to. I decided it was time for me to face my fears and changed my ENTIRE way of eating. I went low carb healthy/high fat and am following Dr. Bernsteins way of managing Diabetes. Going low carb is not easy and I cant for the most part just grab something to eat out of a box or bag. I have to cook EVERY thing I eat. My family is also eating this way now, except my child who has a fully functioning pancreas still so she gets snacks and such but I dont allow her to eat junk and candy very often either. Diabetes has brought me into a better, healthier way of eating that I probably would have never considered had I not had my pancreas decide to stop working. I will not allow my Diabetes to control me any longer.
The topic for todays post: In the UK, there was a diabetes blog theme of "I can...” that
participants found wonderfully empowering. So lets kick things off this
year by looking at the positive side of our lives with diabetes. What
have you or your loved one accomplished, despite having diabetes, that
you weren't sure you could? Or what have you done that you've been
particularly proud of? Or what good thing has diabetes brought into
your life? (Thank you to the anonymous person who submitted this topic