November is Diabetes Awareness Month! I am pleased to present you with D-Quote, a Diabetes Light initiative that gives voice to our community and helps provide awareness for this challenging invisible condition. Thank you for reading. I encourage you to pass these meaningful quotes and stories along to increase our advocacy and outreach efforts. All advocacy moves us closer to a cure. Thanks for your help! 🙂
**A special thanks to our community members for taking the time to write and bravely share their stories and experiences to provide diabetes awareness.
“I have had diabetes for 44 years. Back when I was diagnosed with it in 1969 the only way we could tell what our insulin needs were was by urine tests. I was not a model diabetic so my blood sugars were, I’m sure very high, so I was very lethargic. I was not into sports and I was very shy so I hung out with the kids who would accept me, which were the smokers and druggies, which introduced me to the terrible life of alcoholism and drug addiction. I did not respond well to drugs but I sure enjoyed the feeling I felt from alcohol. Alcohol was my release from the stress I had to deal with with my diabetes, but also caused others issues with my diabetes.
Many years later I was tired of dealing with the alcohol addiction and how it was affecting my health so I entered myself into a treatment facility for a month. After that I signed up for the Tour de Cure and found a lot of people that dealt with the same issues I did I finally found a community that I can find help with in many areas that help me take control of my health issues and am very grateful for that.
I have now learned a lot about myself and my diabetes and have a lot of support from the diabetes community. My quotes that help me deal with my diabetes and alcoholism are “One day at a time” and “Easy does it.” I deal with both issues one day at a time and I also have to remind myself from day to day to take it easy on myself. I am so grateful that “Today” I am still healthy for what I have put myself through and still have not suffered from any diabetes complications.”
Type 1 diabetic
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In Peace & Light,