Diabetes gave me a sense of identity and trust me, I wish that it wasn't diabetes that gave me this message because it a life lesson that will be with me until there is a cure. However, when thinking of my life previous I will take the needles and finger pricks because the life I live now makes me happy and that is what matters.
I am very grateful for the friendships that I have gained in the past four years. It's amazing the people you meet and when I think that these people existed pre-diabetes and were doing amazing things - I wish I was diagnosed sooner! I love the inspirational environment that surrounds me now and I am forever thankful for opportunities and experiences I have been given.
Tonight I will celebrate with those that mean the most to me (and will be thinking about those that couldn't attend that mean the most to me!) I will think about how far I have come along, how much life has changed in a positive direction and think of how lucky I am for the discovery of insulin - had it not been discovered I wouldn't be writing this here today likely.