Wednesday, July 29, 2009

sunshine in minnesota

Wow, can't believe it we are going to have some sunshine today, seems like it rains every day this summer. More like fall, and that shall soon be upon us! We had a wonderful day yesterday. Spent it with our granndaughter and daughter. I went to get my hair cut the other day and the topic in the salon was diabetes. Goodness, amazing how many people of all ages are afflicted by this disease. Our daughter was diagnosed with diabetes at age 11. That was in the 80's. What a tough time, she rebelled from the very first moment she knew she had it. It came on very suddenly, just like a bad case of the flu. She drank water none stop, lost 11 lbs. very suddenly. I just knew it must be diabetes, my grandma had it and I remembered all the symtoms. Sure enough, she was diagnosed insulin dependant. She now has had it for 21 years. Still a struggle sometimes, always adjusting and being aware of every day life obstacles, but she does quite well. She is leagally blind, but again, does amazingly well. I have been blessed with 2 beautiful granddaughter's from our Petunia, my nickname for her. Anyway, I always encourage newbies or someone who has this disease, to not get depressed, research and support your love one or believe in yourself too if you are the one with it. It is not an easy road, but it is what you choose to make of it too, many times.

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