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Day 7 - Diabetes Blog Week - To Find a Cure?

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By: FatCatAnna

The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes! Whoo! Whoo!

I am a Type 1 diabetic diagnosed back in the early 60's as a child.  I am living in Montreal, Canada and enjoy scribbling about diabetes from time to time. I’ve had my ups / downs just like any person would experience with going through life - diabetic or not.  My motto in life?  Diabetes does not control me – I control it!! 

You can find more posts/discussions at my Facebook page called "The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes" and also on Twitter under the name of FatCatAnna.  Feel free to follow me at both places or send me a private message!

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Posted: May 17, 2010 11:12
  • Day 7 - Diabetes Blog Week - To Find a Cure?

    For the last blog assignment for the week of the Diabetic Blog Week we were asked to write about what we would do if a cure for diabetes was found, a *magic* pill was swallowed and we didn't have diabetes - how are lives would be changed. 
    Do I believe that there will be a cure found for diabetes? It's nice to think that there will maybe one day, but I guess because I've been diabetic since a young age, it's never really bothered me that I've had it this long.  I know many who are very bitter about this disease, and it sometimes saddens me that they feel that way.  Yes, diabetes does bugger things up for me sometimes, but the main thing is - I AM ALIVE - WE ARE ALIVE!!! 

    A good friend of mine, Darlene last year lost her 17 year old daughter Jenna to cancer (I wrote a blog about it last September).  Actually, her birthday is this week, and she would have been 18.  It was very hard to hear the news last year and at the time we were looking for our latest sailboat (which is named Jenna's Journey).  What sent me into a slump at that point was if Jenna had diabetes instead of cancer, she would be alive today and I'd be helping her!

    That is the cure I would rather hear of - a cure for cancer as well as diabetes.  I know many parents of diabetic children will be very upset by my saying this, but I grew up with diabetes in what my friend Brigitte from France calls the "Stone Age" in her recent blog here at Diabetes1.org.  We are both still alive even with a few complications of diabetes despite being diagnosed at such a young age.  Diabetes can be managed much better then it was back when we were first diagnosed.  If we can take of ourselves we can lead a very healthy and productive life.  I have met many diabetics of over 50 years still vibrant and alive, and for me, they are my role models of being able to be the same way as I get older.


    Jenna the butterfly

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