This Lady Will Inspire You

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2014-07-09 15:16:18 -0500
Started 2014-07-08 05:25:05 -0500

I read this great article about a 50 year veteran of type 1 diabetes and how she took on her disease from age 14 through all kinds of choices and incidents.

I found it very inspiring, I hope you do too.

13 replies

Rose67 2014-07-09 10:57:47 -0500 Report

Thanks Gabby, that is amazing, there are a few of us, I for one needed to hear about this awesome inspiring women.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-07-08 10:15:35 -0500 Report

I was not the least bit inspired because I don't let others inspire me to do anything. I am the double dog dare person. Tell me I can't do something and I will prove to myself that I can do it. However, I will not do something that will put my life or others lives at risk.

The only thing I stopped doing was driving. I have periodic bouts of neuropathy when and if my blood sugar gets high. This makes the bottom of my feet numb and I can't feel the gas pedal. I will not put myself or others at risk because I need to drive myself to the store or doctors. It isn't worth it.

People can accomplish anything they choose to accomplish. It requires patience, determination and willingness to take chances. You can't be afraid of failure because all that will do is hold you down or keep you from trying to want to be successful.

You can't live your life based on what others will say or think of you. Some people will cheer you on while others will rip you to shreds I don't care what people say about me or think of me. They are of no importance to me. Where would we be as human beings if we listened to the naysayers? Every person who is successful is successful because they took chances and didn't listen to the naysayers. It is all about the choices we all make in life. There are those who read inspirational stories and say I wish I could be like that and there are the ones who live their lives because something inspired them to take the chance and give it a try. You don't know what you can do if you don't take that one chance and then keep taking them.

Jan8 2014-07-08 09:43:33 -0500 Report

Very inspiring lady that makes me realize I am a big chicken ! I wnt to be more like her !'

imjohn 2014-07-08 09:16:46 -0500 Report

Thanks for the reminder, Gabby. If Suzi can do all that with type 1, imagine what us type 2s can do with just the right food , exercise and mindset. Yes we CAN.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-07-08 10:31:39 -0500 Report

John question for you? Do you think there aren't T2's doing that. As a T2, I would still be a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician with a Volunteer Fire Company if I had not had to have surgery on my hand.

As a T2, I am the President of a Police Community Relations Council, Vice President of my community association and was sworn in by the Mayor as a Commissioner on our Civilian Review Board. On Saturday morning I have to attend a Shoot Don't Shoot Training at the Police Departments firing range. I ride along with police officers. I walk all over the community helping politicians i like campaign, I am about to report for 4 months of Grand Jury Duty (trying to get out of that) I sat on the interview panel for Police Department Promotions. Was asked to sit on the interview Panel for the Fire Department. I have sat on a panel discussion on the Radio. Was interviewed by a reporter on the Police Commissioner progress. Was called for an interview 2 weeks ago but I had just had surgery and could not talk. In all that I do I still manage some how to keep my diabetes under control. It is all in what you want to do with your life.

I don't sit on the porch with the puppies, I run with the big dogs.

Type1Lou 2014-07-08 07:26:57 -0500 Report

Bravo Suzi! Here's a woman who refused to let her diabetes limit her. What an inspiration! Thanks for posting Gabby!

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