I have been thinking about this topic for a while now and it is harder than expected. I was only diagnosed 8 months ago and am learning so much every day about managing this disease. I expect that will continue every day forever! There are some things I am pretty good at. I am good at checking my blood sugars often, I always have things on hand to treat lows, I eat incredibly healthy and exercise everyday. But these are things I am pretty good at, not great at. There is always room for improvement!
I asked my best friend what she thought I was great at when it comes to my diabetes. Without a pause she said that I am great at being positive and determined....and I think she is right. Don't get me wrong, I have cried with the best of them, I have stomped my feet and thrown my hands in the air in despair. However most of the time I keep my chin up. I know that there is nothing I can do about having this disease, so each day I vow to respect it and do whatever I can to manage it. I remind myself often that things could be much worse - I could live somewhere where I would not have the access to the medical supplies I have, the education and support system. I can still run, swim, bike, play with my nieces and nephews, I can work and I can laugh a lot. In fact I am more determined than ever to enjoy my life and be the best I can be (wow that sounded like some sort of commercial for the army). I guess I have always been a glass half full type of gal and having diabetes has not changed that.
So yes, that is what I am good at. Keeping positive and very determined!
Here is my picture of the day that makes me smile. I went to Mexico two years ago with my brother, his wife and my darling nephew Logan (he was one in this picture). I had just come through a really bad year with the break-up of my marriage and on this holiday I learned to love life again.