It is Diabetes Blessings Week in the diabetes community thanks to Mike declaring it so! Many other bloggers have accepted his invitation to write a post each day of this week about these blessings. Although I have fallen short of writing yet, being that it’s the day before Thanksgiving, I thought I’d reflect on some of the blessings for which I am eternally grateful.
Blessing No. 1 – the many friends across the country that I have made over the past few years. Living with diabetes is not easy. But somehow knowing and interacting with people who are dealing with the same or similar things as me made all the difference in the world in the outlook of my own diabetes management.
Blessing No. 2 – the condition of my eyes after having diabetes for almost 29 years. The report I got yesterday from my long time opthamologist that there is still only minimal signs of diabetes and that whatever signs that are present are not progressing, was music to my ears!
Blessing No. 3 – the means to have an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor (CGM) to help in my diabetes treatment. I am extremely blessed to have insurance coverage that includes things like these. They have made a tremendous difference in my glucose readings over the past few years.
Blessing No. 4 – that I am physically capable of getting the exercise that is so beneficial to my diabetes health. I currently have no physical limitations to keep me from getting the oh so important activity that my body needs. Now if only I can seriously get over my laziness!!
Non Diabetes Blessings
Blessing No. 1 – our new home. We just bought our first place a couple of weeks ago. As stressful and tumultuous as the buying and moving process was, we now have a beautiful place that is ours 🙂
Blessing No. 2 – my husband. The 12 years that we have been together (7 and a half of them married) have been wonderful. We’ve been through some rough times together but in the end I think our love is stronger because of it.
Blessing No. 3 – my family. I am thankful for the extended family I have but especially my mother, sister, niece and nephew. I honestly don’t know what I would do without them.
Blessing No. 4 – my job. Although it keeps me at the office late a lot and brings me stress at times, I am blessed to have a job that provides so well for me.
I am wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving! May you have much to be thankful for today and always. And for those of us who will be counting carbs for the holiday, may your blood sugars be good to you!!!