I’m happy to be participating in DBlog Week again this year (Check out #DBlogWeek on Twitter and across social media to see what others are saying). Today’s topic is “I Can.” This is a really positive topic because often the ins and outs of living with diabetes really just suck and we forget what incredible things we can do with or despite diabetes.
Once upon a time, I wrote a blog with a list of things that people with diabetes can do… and provided proof of it. It all stemmed from people asking if they could donate blood despite having diabetes.
I know that I can do basically anything I want to, except for produce my own insulin. Does diabetes sometimes present a challenge for doing what I want to do? Absolutely. But should it stop me? Absolutely not.
I’m a pretty low-key person in general so I’m not climbing mountains, traveling the world, flying airplanes or bicycling across the country. But I can (and do) a lot with diabetes.
- eat what I want
- wear what I want
- have a rewarding career
- keep diabetes from getting in the way
Most importantly, I can live a long, healthy and normal life even though I have diabetes. In fact, the things that I do to take care of my diabetes help me to live a healthier life than I was before I was diagnosed.
Living with a chronic illness can be hard, but I think it’s important to make sure you’re actually living your life and not let everything be consumed by your illness.
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