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I CAN. And You Can Too

May 11, 2015


It’s Diabetes Blog Week! It’s a great community building week hosted by Karen at Bitter-Sweet. There’s a topic every day, with a few wild card topics as well.

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?

As far as I’m concerned, diabetes has always been in my life. My stubborn, perseverant self has always been around, and made diabetes easier to live with.

  • I CAN do anything I put my mind to.
  • I CAN go days without diabetes interfering.
  • I CAN go hours where diabetes is all I think about.
  • I WILL (likely) do what you think I cannot. If it’s something I have no desire to do, than who cares if I don’t do it?! It might take planning and brainstorming, but I’ll do it. 
  • I WILL make sure that my life is healthy and my body is healthy.
  • I DO make a distinction between my body and my diabetes body. If someone says “let’s go run 6 miles right now,” I might have the thought “I’d love to, and it’d be hard because I’ve only run 3 miles lately” would run through my mind and then I’ll go to “how will my diabetes body react?”
  • I’m ALLOWED to be terrified of diabetes at times. 
  • I CAN help others.
  • I CAN do it all. And so can you.  
I've been doing this for 25 years, and I plan on doing it for at least 50 more!

I’ve been doing this for 25 years, and I plan on doing it for at least 50 more!

What can YOU do with diabetes?

Want to see what others can do? Check out the list here!   

9 Comments leave one →
  1. May 11, 2015 7:25 PM

    I completely agree that we have to allow ourselves to be scared sometimes (terrified). It’s so much healthier than the alternatives. Great list!

  2. May 11, 2015 8:24 PM

    Aw. I love your post and in particular the message that diabetes isn’t 100% in your face. An entire day without and diabetes strife? That gives me hope! You’re the besssssssstt! ❤ hugs!

  3. kelly2k permalink
    May 11, 2015 9:49 PM

    YOU. ARE.

  4. May 11, 2015 11:24 PM

    Thanks for inspiring. See you soon.

  5. May 12, 2015 11:58 AM

    Great list!

  6. May 12, 2015 1:26 PM

    25 years… amazing!

  7. May 12, 2015 3:47 PM

    You are the best!!!!! Thank you for being such an inspiration!

    • May 14, 2015 12:49 PM

      You make me blush when you say that I’m an inspiration Karen. Thank YOU for all of this!

  8. May 17, 2015 7:28 AM

    I really like this post. What a great attitude. Thanks for sharing.

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