Helping Others

By Latest Reply 2008-11-12 16:59:32 -0600
Started 2008-11-07 21:53:17 -0600

My 20 year old son shocked me with an observation tonight and I wanted to share with you all. We were having a conversation about a friend of mine who was recently diagnosed with Diabetes and how I taught him to check his blood sugar 2 hours after meals to see how foods affect him and shared with him everything that I know about how to manage this etc.. and this guy now tells everyone we know that I'm his Diabetes role model and he wants to copy my behaviors on how I manage it so that he can have good results too. I was feeling pretty high about that comment from my friend already and my son said "Mom, you've touched so many lives since you were diagnosed with Diabetes by teaching and being there for people that your life has had a purpose and even if you died tomorrow god forbid, your life was worth something because you helped people with your knowledge and ability to teach.. he went on to say he wants to be able to say that when he's older, that he helped at least one person overcome an obstacle"…
He made me cry! Now when I think about what he said I see that even though this disease is not something I'd wish on anyone and it's not easy to deal with every day, it's given my life a greater purpose… gotta love that kid!! :) I think all of you on this site should applaud yourselves as you are the same as me, offering information and help to anyone that needs it. I'm glad to be a part of a group of wonderful people and I wanted to thank you all.


9 replies

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2008-11-09 12:04:03 -0600 Report

Judy, thank you so much for sharing this. I have to agree. I never ever would wish diabetes on anyone--especially not a child. But this challenge has opened doors of opportunity to us as well. There have been bonds formed that have blessed our lives.

And I thank the members of this site for showing what is possible when you give people the opportunity to help each other. I mean, when you watch the news, it's so easy to believe that this world is only full of thugs and criminals. But then you see the thousands and thousands here who help each other every day and your faith in humanity is restored.

highlandcitygirl
highlandcitygirl 2008-11-09 11:52:49 -0600 Report

i had been lost in a fog,not knowing which way to turn,here i have found a group of people willing to help each other. i'm glad i found this place.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-11-08 11:21:07 -0600 Report

It is so true that you help me so much with things you share and direction you have given me. It is funny, but even the smallest things can touch someone and we don't even know it. Woderful that your son at such an age is able to see that. He too will follow your example in the way he touches people too. You should be doubly proud.

morris.js
morris.js 2008-11-08 09:19:35 -0600 Report

Judy, Like I've told you before, this community is something special, and YOU are a very big part of it. We missed you in your temporary absence from it… :)

Those of us that have been here a long time, know how we have impacted the lives of others, esp the newly diagnosed. I pray that you, and others like you, will continue to keep this site going in the right direction of support and information.

Thank you for starting this discussion and reminding all of us that this site is about helping others with this disease.

((((HUGS)))) John

Avera
Avera 2008-11-07 22:20:08 -0600 Report

Leave it to your children to touch your heart with the truth. It sounds as if you also taught your son well. Thanks for the post. We need more like it on here.

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