|Vince & I on Valentine's Day|
It's hard to imagine where I would be had I not been diagnosed with diabetes. Would I be at Western University? Would I be the person that I am today? It's hard to say, it seems that diabetes gave me more than a lazy pancreas. It gave me a voice, courage, strength and a ton of amazing friends. I've really come into my own and the whole idea of the sky is the limit has become a day to day realization. I have realized that I can achieve more than I had ever given myself credit for, and the more that I achieve, the more I want to push the limits and get out there.
Lately, it has been a world-wind of events for me. I have found myself becoming a full time diabetic advocate. Writing the blog, being my main role, as well as meeting with other organizations and many, many other type 1 diabetic. I have found so much strength in what I am doing, I know that I was meant to be diagnosed with diabetes and I feel the power to change the face of diabetes and keep those living with diabetes happy with who they are.
I feel honoured to have met the people I have met in my life thus far. I am almost sad for those who don't have diabetes because I only wish they knew half the people that I have met through this disease. Each and every diabetic I have met has given me hope in that I can achieve all of my goals + more.
This disease has also showed me sides of 5.5'ers that I would have never seen before. I am so grateful to have such positive people in my life because that is what keeps me positive and going on as strong as I have been. I am powerful and I am strong and that is all I need to continue on!