Happy US Thanksgiving Day!

Since today is Throw Back Thursday AND it happens to be the US Thanksgiving Day celebration, I thought it was the perfect time to bring back a post from 2010 that was written on the Canadian Thanksgiving of that year.

Happy Thanksgiving and here is a list of many of the things that I am still thankful for today!

Its been a bit since I sat down and thought of all of the great things that I am thankful for from the diabetes world but I guess today is the perfect time to do just that! So without further ado and in no particular order, I am thankful for…..

1. Insulin and Sir Frederick Banting…without which my son would not be here with us today!

2.  The incredible diabetes team that has helped us grow to this point.

3. My new support team at home whose strength and willingness to learn and understand makes life that much easier for me.

4. The amazing friends that I have made because of this horrible disease.  They have been with us through the good and the bad with wisdom, a shoulder, or a kick when needed.

5. The technologies available to us to keep my son as healthy as possible.

6. living in a province that helps me to be able to afford at least some of these great new advances in technology.

7. a son that for the most part is pretty compliant and is slowly beginning to understand his body and the importance of keeping it healthy…even if he does try to ignore it now and then.

8. family who watch out for my child with diabetes and are there for both of us when we need them.

9. insurance that allows us to pay for test strips and insulin without having to worry about using the grocery money for him to survive.

10. the ability to share our story and our frustrations with so many people who are struggling down the same river we are, knowing that somehow we will all reach the shore in one piece.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone! May your bg levels remain stable, may you enjoy a day with loved ones, and may your meals be feasts to remember!happy-thanksgiving to you

Thanksgiving Thank YOU!

Its Thanksgiving here in Canada already! I can’t believe it.  It seems like it was just Easter…or at least summer and now we are quickly moving into mid-fall.

This year there is no need to count carbs for dressing or worry about the impact of whip cream and pumpkin pie on bg levels.  Actually, this year there is not even a turkey.  In a blended family of five children, we had no one who would be available to eat with us so it’s a small chicken and dinner for two.  That is okay, we will make up for it another time I am sure.

We have been busy dealing with life, winterizing our cabin, winterizing the house, and many other details so Thanksgiving literally crept up on us without notice. Despite all of that, I still have many things to be thankful for today….

Amazing friends and family who continue to support me through the highs and lows of life.

Insulin that has kept my son alive for the past 13+ years.

The technology that continues to advance making our lives a little more flexible.

All of you who continue to read my ramblings, offer words of encouragement, and share yourselves with me.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!happy-thanksgiving to you