Monday, May 9, 2011

CWDs & PWDs: Insights to an Incredible Future

Monday's Topic: Admiring Our Differences

 "Leadership is not magnetic personality — that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not "making friends and influencing people" — that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations." Peter F. Drucker

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!!!


  1. many blessings to you and your daughters.

    nice visiting your blog from the D-Blog Weed link

  2. Wonderful quote! I agree 100%!

  3. Great post, and that quote nails it! I like both of the stories you've highlighted and agree completely, particularly on Haley who shares a perspective we don't hear much of in the community but is just as important as everyone!

  4. I agree. Reading the perspectives of PWD encourages and inspires me too!

  5. Excellent quote! PWDs give me such hope!

  6. I am so excited to find blogs like yours that I haven't seen before clicking through the links for D-blog week.

    I love finding other bloggers like myself who are trying to navigating their faith and their diabetes.