Diabetes doesn't just challenge the person living with the disease it also effects the people that are closest to us. Diabetes will bring so much worry to the mother, father, husband or wife, brother or sisters, of the person living with diabetes. Diabetes will cause the people that are closest to us to sit up nervously all night long while we are out on a date or out with friends. The people closest to us hear sirens while we are out and those sirens make them think that a low blood sugar is bringing us to the hospital. Diabetes will wake us up in the middle of the night and make us raid our refrigerator so that we will no longer have a low blood sugar. It will give us high blood sugars that make us angry at everyone and everything around us. Diabetes never takes a day off, whether we like it or not diabetes will be with us for every birthday, during the holidays and by our side when we get married. That thought brings many to tears, those tears fuel diabetes, it knows that it has the upper hand and has made you weaker. Diabetes will try day in and day out to break us, it wants us to fail. Diabetes has defeated far too many people over the years.
Diabetes has been losing the battle as of late. We have figured it out and we are fighting back. Diabetes has made us start blogs, cycling teams, non profit organizations and camps around the world. We are showing diabetes what we can do with it, we are bringing diabetes to the Olympics, global seminars, and to the highest mountains in the world. Diabetes has run across Canada, cycled across America, and been to the Super Bowl. Diabetes will be with a president one day, it will be king and or queen, and it will go to the moon. Diabetes will be at college graduations, weddings and with new mothers. Diabetes has seen a lot but it doesn't know what we will do to it in the future. Diabetes should be scared, we are in control now. That's what diabetes is.