Congratulations, Everyone. We made it through another year. We woke up each day, we did the best we could to stay alive, and we did it.
Another 365 days with Diabetes has gone by. We have learned countless things about ourselves and our individual struggle with diabetes, and I hope we will be able to take these things into 2013.
I honestly can not handle how much has happened within just the last year. I went from barely being able to control myself all the way to knowing what this all meant. Last year I was so irresponsible with my diabetes, I am so proud of where I am now.
I am ashamed to say that there was a time, a long time, in my life that I didn’t care about this. I didn’t care if I woke up each day, and I certainly didn’t care what my levels were at. I dreaded going to the doctor and now I love it. I love getting to talk to my doctor. I love learning new things about not only my own struggle with diabetes, but other’s as well.
The most important thing that I have learned in the past 365 days is that I love diabetes. I love helping others, I love helping myself. I love reading about it, I love knowing that I have the power to decide whether it is that bad or not. I love knowing that I can make this a positive experience. My struggle with diabetes is a temporary one. It is the hardest thing I will ever have to do, but I do it everyday.
I love knowing that I CAN do it. I love that there is knowledge out there, and there are others out there. There are others who use the same tools, the same doctor, the same clinic, the same hospital, they have had the same blood sugar at some point, and have gone through the things that I am going through. I love the strength and responsibility that I have gained and learned from this experience, and I will try to be excited for everything that I will experience in the future.
Diabetes has given me more than it has taken from me, and I plan on keeping it that way.
This year I don’t have as big plans as I did last year. I got my pump, so I am going to maybe get a CGM and of course I have goals for this blog. I hope to gain 200 more followers this year, that would make me so happy. But as far as my Diabetes goes here are some goals I have set….
-Maintain My A1C of 5.9
-Volunteer/Help in the community with other Diabetics
-Check My Blood Sugar More Frequently
-Go All Year Without Any Dangerously Low Blood Sugars
-Run The Shamrock run, and Warrior Dash to prove that Diabetes Can’t Stop Me!
What goals have you set for yourself? Have you written them down? Writing down your goals will actually help you accomplish them!
I want to wish you all good lucky, and if there is anyway that I can help you please let me know. (: