Diabetes has taught me how to live, how to enjoy each and every single minute of everyday. This is scary to type but because of diabetes I wake up truly happy to be alive. When I wasn't taking care of myself or my diabetes I don't know how or why I woke up. Now I do all that I can to keep my blood sugar in range and get nervous going to bed some nights because I'm in range but on the lower end. Improper management of diabetes can lead to death, and I didn't care about my diabetes for ten years. I think about that everyday, I was playing Russian roulette and somehow "won". I realize how lucky I am to be alive and that is what has made my life so special.
Diabetes has taught me how to love every moment in my life. When team novo Nordisk members like one of my blog posts I take a screenshot on my phone. I save every bib from any race that I compete in, I also save the medals and hang both in the stairway to the basement/man cave in our house. I go for runs or bike rides and smile, I enjoy the views and being outside. I love when my son or daughter do amazing things which to most are normal milestones. I love when my wife sends me a random text saying she loves me. I love being able to call my mom and dad to just say hi or to pick on them because the New England Patriots lost. I save newspaper articles about the basketball team I help coach because the students are like children of my own. I could continue this list for days!! The point is that I enjoy life and below are a lot of my saved pictures or screenshots that I look at daily so that I can smile.
A special thank you to each and every person that liked my post on Facebook yesterday, it made me smile each time I saw someone new like the post. Thank you to everyone that has followed my blog, I try my best to help you each day by posting a blog, but you have helped me. Thank you to everyone in my life, you make life great. Finally thank you diabetes for teaching me how to live life to the fullest. I love you and all that you have done for me!!