No matter what your health condition, truly “we can always do anything” as Connor states.
The video in my previous post on these kids wouldn’t load. Hope this one works.
“Only those who risk going too far will possibly find out how far one can go.” -T.S. Eliot
Have you reached a wall, a plateau, run out of breath, lost interest in the game because the score hasn’t changed in a while? Diabetes is utterly boring. The scenery never changes. It’s like living in a climate where the season never changes. The static nature of the disease is not sexy. It’s like that annoying, loud person in the next cubicle who will not shut up about how much he hates the company but never does anything about. Yeah, ok, so what can you do to make the situation more tolerable? Please tell me. How do you do it? I look at people with type 1 and wonder how they think about their constant companion, their unwanted appendage. I really don’t buy the “it’s really not that bad” mentality. Smells like denial to me. Or a show boat. Yep, a superiority complex. Like saying “if you can’t take the pressure, get out of the kitchen.” Except they forgot that the kitchen is the only room in the house of diabetes… Haven’t you met people who say,
“I am like so together, so cool, so psychologically healthy, so immune to whatever challenge comes my way. Plus, people with type 1 diabetes bring it so much more than people without it. Just look at Mary Tyler Moore, (my idol since age 9) Halle Berry or Gary Hall, Nicole Johnson or Crystal Bowersox. All hotties.”
The Long Brothers are “Sports Illustrated” Sports Kids of the Year 2012.
Death of Diabetic Dad, who was saved by his daughter
So sad to hear that the so-called “Diabetic Dad” in the UK whose 5 year old daughter saved him during severe hypoglycemia was found dead today. Life with type 1 diabetes is so fragile. It is tragic to me whenever someone dies from hypoglycemia. It happens often. 1 in 20 people with type 1 diabetes die from hypoglycemia induced cardiac arrest, according to the JDRF. I haven’t yet heard all the details. It just happened today. Feeling so sad for his family, especially his little girl, so brave and smart.
Steve Case has a lot to to give, and he thinks we all do. “You can give in 3 ways. One, write a check. Two, give your time. Three, share your connections with those you would like to help.” We can all give to the cause that matters most to us in some way, even if just one hour. Even sending one email or making one phone call. Reading an article, attending an event, or visiting a website are all ways to give your time as you raise your own awareness of the issue. In so doing, you will become an advocate, first to yourself and then to others.
Today the website of Hypoglycemia Awareness was published on the internet. This blog will populate as its “News”, so you can find my posts there too. The mission of Hypoglycemia Awareness is to educate the general public to recognize and respond to someone who needs assistance for treating low blood sugar. Please visit www.hypoglycemiaawareness.org and share your impressions with me here. All feedback and suggestions for this iniative are most welcome and greatly appreciated.