|Monday's Topic: Admiring Our Differences|
Some CWDs and PWDs take on a monumental role of leadership within the Diabetic community. These people lift the vision I have of JM's future to higher sights. It motivates me to care for her the best I possibly can. It also encourages me to teach her how to manage her Type 1 Diabetes so that she can take her diabetes by the horns and conquer whatever she chooses.
It excites me to see others with T1D do such amazing things. I think of Nat Strand; not only did she win the Amazing Race, but she is a physician. What an incredible role model of someone who doesn't let her diabetes dictate her dreams.
I think of Haley Van Schaick. Here is a teenager who blogs about life with D in high school. She is sweet, real, and her attitude is phenomenal. She shares so much with the DOC; insights that D-Parents need to hear. She inspires both my daughter and I.
These are just 2 people with diabetes that I admire greatly. They give me a picture of all that JM can do WITH her T1D, and I have to say, I'm excited to see just where God leads her!!!