To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.
I'm a wife, mother, daughter, aunt, cousin and friend to some of the finest folks in the world. I have a great support team for anything I commit to and thriving in spite of my diabetes is high on that list. I'm a long-term, loyal friend, still in touch with those playmates I had as a child. Once I love you, I never let go. . .
I was diagnosed in June of 2009 as a Type 2 and diagnosed in December as LADA, and so this is all new to me and my brood, but, we're learning every day, hugging thru the setbacks and cheering thru the victories.
When I'm not thinking about my d-Life, I like to papercraft, support organizations like Operation Write Home, am involved at my church and with my New Dimensions group and keeping up with everyone in my social media networks.
To start each day with an attitude of gratitude.
To identify God's fingerprints on my life each day.
To speak life and hope in every conversation.
Father Goose, The Lake House, The Matrix series, Band of Brothers, A Christmas Story.
Favorite TV Shows
D-Life (of course) Big Bang Theory, Saturday Night Live, Molly & Mike, Glee, (yes, I'm a GLEEK)
My Bible, anything by Beth Moore, My papercrafting magazines,
Coffee, Coke Zero and not lately, but used to be chocolate!
I was diagnosed with Type II in June of 2009. As I think back, I can recognize some of the symptoms starting back in February. I'd lost 45 pounds and was still losing a pound every couple of days. In December, after months of exercising several hours a day, eating very few carbs and still seeing my BG hovering in the 250-300 range, friends from the online community suggested it was time to see an Endo.
Come to find out, I had been misdiagnosed and after having a GAD-65 Antibody test come back positive (VERY positive) I was correctly diagnosed with LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetic Adult.)I've been on insulin since January and started pumping with my pretty pink Ping pump in April of 2010. I'm still learning, still trying, still eating, testing, bolusing, working out, bolusing, sleeping and start all over again
I've enjoyed reading the blogs and stories that others have shared here. It's really been helpful to me to remember that I'm not alone in this and there are people further along this journey that are paving the way. .calling back to me, "hey, come this way." Thanks for navigating the tough spots and keeping me out of the ditches as we travel on together.