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Friday, November 13, 2015

Lucky Ones

We live in a country where we have access to the latest and greatest diabetes technology.

We are some of the lucky ones.

My husband has a job that provides us with health insurance.

We are some of the lucky ones.

We're able to afford a CGM and necessary supplies for our daughter.

We are some of the lucky ones.

If we ever ran out of any of our supplies, we have a whole community to turn to for help.

We are some of the lucky ones.

Our support team of doctors and nurses are pretty amazing.

We are some of the lucky ones.

Insulin is readily available to us.

We are some of the lucky ones.

My daughter's diabetes was caught very early on and we didn't have to suffer through the horror and agony of DKA or the PICU.

We are some of the lucky ones.

We have access to people that will help my daughter through the emotional toll diabetes can take.

We are some of the lucky ones.

For us, diabetes is not a death sentence.

We are some of the lucky ones.

As hard as diabetes is, I always have to remind myself of the people who are not as fortunate as we are.  For people in developing countries, diabetes can be a death sentence, and that's why I'm thankful for the work the International Diabetes Federation does through the Life For a Child Programme. And while I am all about supporting those who are working to find a cure or ways to make life with diabetes easier, we can't forget those who barely have access to the medicine they need to live.  IDF is currently helping over 17,000 children and youth with diabetes in 46 countries by providing supplies and education.  Please go to their website to donate or find out more about them.  

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