Being Thankful

by Leighann on November 25, 2010

Diabetes Blessings Week

What am I thankful for today?

I am thankful for the discovery of insulin without which my child would not be alive.

I am thankful that my daughter thinks of our quarterly visits to the endocrinologist as mini vacations, rather than something to be dreaded.

I am thankful for hospital playrooms and the volunteers and nursing students who indulge my child in games of Candy Land, tours of the pediatric ward by tricycle, and endless art projects each of the three times she’s been hospitalized.

I am thankful for relatively good insurance because despite the hoops and runaround, we are able to afford the medical care and prescriptions that we need.

I am thankful that she no longer endures four injections a day and only needs one insulin pump insertion every three days.

I am thankful to live in a developed nation because care is so different in other parts of the world.

I am thankful for D-Mom and D-Dads and PWD’s who offer support and knowledge and encouragement.

I am thankful for cupcakes and that Q can indulge in them as other kids do.

I am thankful.

What are you thankful for?

Read more Diabetes Blessings Week posts written by the DOC.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mike Durbin November 23, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Great post, Leighann. Thanks for participating in Diabetes Blessings Week. Feel free to add your post to the round up page.


2 Tonya November 25, 2010 at 9:24 am

Great list, Leighann. I am thankful for wonderful D-bloggers, like yourself. I have learned so much from your blog, the most important thing being that we are not alone. Thank you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


3 Sylvia White November 25, 2010 at 10:40 am

Thanks for the reminder! My daughter was having a down in the dumps/I hate diabetes! night last night. Even though we may hate diabetes, it could be much worse and there are positive things to be grateful for!


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