I Can – Day 1 – #DiabetesBlogWeek

Diabetes Blog Week - IconWell i’ve chosen to take part in this Diabetes Blog Week that I found online though twitter posts and thought would be a interesting to do since I don’t so as much Diabetic blogging as I once did. I’ll be posting the premix of the day’s blog that the person who started is has picked out for the day’s topic and go from there with the writing.

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 suggestion.) – Bitter-Sweet Diabetes

I can’t say that there is anything that I’ve dun that I thought I couldn’t do because of Diabetes, there are many things I’ve been told when younger that I’d never be able to do because of my learning disabilities such as attending university and actually graduating which I did in 2001 with an HBA, was told I’d only ever make it thought collage if I was lucky. I made it though collage, three times for a diploma in New Media Design and two certificates one in Art Fundementals and the other in Digital Desktop Publishing (but this was before I got told I had D).

I can’t think of anything that D brought into my life that has been a positive – less you call N coming into my life in that way. But that had nothing to do with me being Diabetic he was more concerned how I’d react to him being Epileptic then my being Diabetic, and I frankly didn’t even think about D as being a issue or factor in dating anyone as in I brought it up but I didn’t really worry about it as a condition that would prevent anything if I put my mind to it (though now as I’ve gotten older, some of that mind set has shifted because of various things in life happening to change that mind set.

All in all to me there is almost NOTHING that I can not to being a diabetic, there are a few things that are harder to get dun or not allowed to do for provincial reasons (depending on the province and their laws it can be an issue being a insulin dependant diabetic), but all in all thanks to my mom and dad I grew up thinking that where there is a will there is a way in general to get things dun and I’ve always battled those things since the hours leading up to my birth oh so many years ago.

Well post tomorrow, take care everyone!



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