Friday, May 29, 2009

10 years ago....

10 years ago life changed forever. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. This is a day in my history that I'll never forget. I remember that day as if it was yesterday. It's hard to believe that 10 years have past. If it wasn't for my diabetes, I wonder where I would be at. Having diabetes has not been the easiest thing in my life but a few wonderful things have come from having diabetes.....

***I have two adorable children. I'm not sure if I would have adopted if I didn't have diabetes. I decided to adopted because the increase risk to my health and the baby's health with my diabetes.

***I have one of my best friend, Marque. Marque and I met because of my diabetes. She was the instructor of my education classes when I was first diagnosed. Today, she is my go to person when I need help or am just frustrated with my diabetes. I owe alot to Marque because she taught me so many things about diabetes and how not to fear this disease.

***I have a great job. Would I have become a diabetes educator if I didn't have diabetes? I get teach people about diabetes and hopefully make them not afraid of this disease. Not everyone listens to what I have to say but when they do....I realize I have this disease for a reason.

My diabetes has not always been in the best control. I try hard but it is not easy dealing with this disease.

Thank you to all my family and friends that have been me support, a shoulder to cry on, and love during the past 10 years.

1 comment:

Marque and Liza said...

Yvette--I am so proud of you for all your hard work and "hanging in there". You have had to make many changes along the way and continue to progress.
Who would have guessed 10 years ago that you would have such a beautiful and diverse family, be an advocate for adoption and be a part of a wonderful community of adoptive families.
Your knowledge and skills related to diabetes management have also provided many with the tools they need to learn about and the ability to take charge of their own diabetes. You are a great coach/teacher and an inspiration to many.
We'll keep fighting this diabetes. We want to be healthy and strong for our beautiful daughters!