Good afternoon ladies, gentlemen, gentlemen dressed as ladies, ladies dressed as gentlemen, diabetics, non-diabetics just here to support diabetics, and any others I may have missed. Well, it has been a very long time since I last appeared on this site, and it's good to be back. I think the last time I was here I caused a bit of controversy, and for that I do apologize. Anywho, I am back, well, at least for today. I wish I had more time to stay up to date on these sites, but my schedule is always so darn crazy.
For those of you that have no clue who I am, and those of you that have forgotten who in the heck I am I and to those that remember who I am I say hello to you all. My name is Chad, and I have been a type 1 diabetic since early 2008, and I am now 34 years old. Diabetes has been life's biggest motivator for me, and I wonder if any others out there feel this way. Before I was a diabetic I was active, but barely. Since I have become a diabetic I mostly eat way healthier than I ever have, and I don't know if I've ever been as active as I ever have. I have been running 5K's like crazy, and have been training to run the upcoming Chicago marathon, and I would never have been doing any of these things if it wasn't for my diabetes. Although I would give it up in a minute if I could, I actually see my diagnosis 4 years back as one of the best things that ever happened to me. If they came up with a cure tomorrow I would take that cure, but still do everything the same as I was since being a diabetic. No more excuses of why I don't feel like exercising today. No more excuses of why I am going with the healthier choices instead of pizza as often as possible. I could never give pizza up, but it is more of a reward I give myself every now and then rather than a routine.
I just wonder if there are any others like me that actually see their diabetes as more of a positive thing in life rather than a negative. Now, I do understand being a diabetic in the 2008's is way easier than being one in even the 1990's, but I personally know a few diabetics that were diagnosed after me and they just look at it in the most negative way and refuse to even look at it from another angle. If they feel like being negative and angry about it that is their prerogative. I just wonder if their is anyone else out their that has looked at diabetes from a different point of view.
Have a good day, all, and I bid you all adieu.
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