Everyday I'm thankful to be living with diabetes, without diabetes I believe I would not be the husband, athlete, or coach that I am today. I never sit back and think what if I never got diabetes, thats just not me. I'm thankful for the day because I have been through some very tough times, those tough times have taught me to enjoy the day. The biggest change these past four years has been how I look at my diabetes. When I wasn't taking care of myself I hated my diabetes, I hated being the kid with the needles and the odd disease that people didn't understand. These past four years I have adored my diabetes. I now look at all of the good the disease has done for me. It has made me a very healthy eater, it has been the reason I ride my bike thousands of miles a year, and it has saved my life.
I look forward to waking up tomorrow and going to test my blood my blood sugar. In fact I look forward to doing that the rest of life, I owe my life to diabetes.