Diabetes Awareness Month: D-Quote #16, Owning the Reigns

by Cynthia

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 find that my diabetes is like riding a horse. There are days where you feel great, you saddle up, you’re superior and that horse is in submission, being directed by you. And then there are those days where you have everything you need, all your gear, it looks like a perfect riding day, and all of a sudden you’re thrown off, being dragged behind for miles in the dust and also hit by the occasional rock.

This horse goes 24/7, it sure has stamina. You even have to balance on it in your sleep. Everyday, you’re in the saddle. It’s an unpredictable beast, but you like a challenge, you wake with enthusiasm, hoping that you own the reigns again that day. Day after day after day. You never let it own you.”

Carrie Hetherington
25 yrs old, Type 1
dx’d 8/7/2008

You have just read a D-quote, a Diabetes Light initiative to create awareness and support for November’s Diabetes Awareness month. Please like, comment and share to promote advocacy and awareness for diabetes. Thank you!

*Like/follow us on Facebook at Diabetes Light: My holistic journey to health to read more quotes this month from those living with and affected by diabetes. The quotes are also being shared at http://diabeteslight.com!

In Peace & Light,


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