Wow! I have had so much fun writing every day for Diabetes Blog Week! I have had such great comments through Facebook and on my site. I even gained three new members to Everyday Highs and Lows which to me is the greatest compliment! One lady even told me I was and inspiration! Totally bawled... Thank you everyone for your support! It has been a great week!
Today's last topic is a great one. It is "who is your diabetes hero?". We all know the obvious choice is this little man right here..
And don't get me wrong, he absolutely is!
But, I have another guy that I actually look up to, also. He has had diabetes since 1981. He has checked his blood sugar around 8-10 times a day since let's say, you were in high school. Or since your first child was born. Or since you bought your house. Every single day.
His running A1c is 6.9. He has only been in the hospital less than a handful of times for lows. Never for highs and never for problems resulting in elongated high blood sugars. He has carried on a career as a major executive while handling the hour by hour care that diabetes requires. He used the first pumps that came out. His original blood sugar monitor was HUGE! He has NO complications from his diabetes and he is 66. That is 31 years of monitoring every single thing he puts into his mouth. He has checked his blood sugar on average 101,835 times!! He never complains. Ever. He never speaks of burning out. He just handles it. Every meal, every drink, every day. Just handles it.
So, I can proudly say that my father-in-law, the editor of my blog, and Rocco and Zeke's grandpa is my diabetes hero! So, thanks Liza for saying that about me but Tom is really the inspiration here! Thanks Tom for giving Rocco and I a model with which to aspire!