Okay - now who as a young girl didn't watch beauty pagents? Come on, be honest, don't be shy!! I loved them, curled up in front of the telly with my family.
Well, going viral with ShowMeYourPump at the moment is the newly crowned Miss Idaho aka Sierra Sandison with her insulin pump boldly going where no pump has gone before (well - she's joining ranks with former Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson - but it just sounds so good to write that bit)! Reading Sierra's diagnosis story (she was diagnosed in 2012) made me smile when I went onto an insulin pump after 40+ years with MDI (multiple dose injections). I had the same feelings as she did ... being hooked up to a machine (hmmm, wonder if she gives it a name like I do with my George Michael and his predecessors)?
She's officially started writing a blog (oh noooo competition for the FatCat - scrambling around in my litter box worried). Kidding - the more the merrier as we educate folks around the world about diabetes is what we all believe in within the DOC (Diabetes Online Community). Like many of us, we all have obstacles that can stop us, but as many of us have done, WE can overcome them, and as Sierra says " use them to empower ourselves and make an impact on those around us ".
Many of us who aren't shy to show off our own little sweet devices as well. I know I'm not, though. We are so proud of her. Now, if I could only wear a bathing suit the way she does. Hmmmm ....