(What will be) Your Independence Day ?

By MAYS Latest Reply 2013-02-21 15:15:34 -0600
Started 2010-07-02 11:07:38 -0500

Independence day is very important in the lives of humans, it says as of this moment, I'm taking control of my life and well being.

In the United States, Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

As diabetics, we must set a date for our independence from diabetes and it's possible complications.

Diabetes cannot be cured, but you can control it, instead of it controlling you.

Diabetes is a tyrant.

Set a date, mark your calendar and move forward, manage your diabetes and gain control.
When your anniversary comes around each year, celebrate your independence day.

And be proud.


24 replies

salmanda 2010-07-03 07:19:02 -0500 Report

Hi Mays,
A very nice meaningful connection between our history and ourselves that was stated so well. Very motivational, and I find myself needing that right now. Thank you so much!
To add to your thoughts…this can apply to so many people. People who are overweight, don't exercise, are alcoholics, and on and on could also benefit from your wonderful idea.
I am setting my date!

CathyJP 2010-07-02 20:49:52 -0500 Report

You know you are right being a diabetic hs it advantage. You have to watch what you eat. With me I love sweets and I know I can not have them because it takes my sugar level to high, I have fruit instad but it is not the same as candy or cakes.I am trying very hard and I know I will mke my 4th of july the bestI can make it. I will be going to the harbor and watch the boats come in and go out of the dock and eat me some fruit and drink some diet soda and laugh with my family and their kids.

MAYS 2010-07-03 00:36:50 -0500 Report

Enjoy the holiday and be careful.
Only you can control and manage your diabetes, no matter how hard it may seem at times, you can do it, be a positive role model for other diabetics.


Katsarecool 2010-07-03 06:32:45 -0500 Report

That sounds awesome! Have fun! I am spending the day with family of my oldest daughter; of course there is a cookout. But she and hubby are amazing cooks and have been into healthy foods for several years and all delicious meals too. Something positive to look forward to helps spo much.

Richard157 2010-07-02 16:20:59 -0500 Report

Mays, you do so much for this community! All of your discussions and replies are so thoughtful and well stated. Diabetic Connect owes you a big vote of THANKS for all that you do here!!!!

MAYS 2010-07-03 00:24:25 -0500 Report

Richard, thank you very much for the compliment.
I enjoy doing what I am doing, helping others.
I am trying to follow in the footsteps of true diabetes super hero, you !


petals 2010-07-02 13:16:34 -0500 Report

God bless the USA!!!!! You too Mays!

MAYS 2010-07-02 15:53:18 -0500 Report

Thank you, may you continue to be blessed also.
Life in and of itself is a blessing, we must recognize blessings as they are, not as we may want them to be, or choose for them to come.

monkeymama 2010-07-02 12:00:59 -0500 Report

I love what you said here! I absolutely agree with you. You can still make slow and gradual changes and be working towards your "independence Day". We should all celebrate good changes in positive ways (without using food too). The power and will is within us and we all can do this. I BELIEVE!!!

MAYS 2010-07-02 15:49:05 -0500 Report

If you believe in it, strive to acquire it, you can obtain it (whatever it may be).

ccritch 2010-07-02 11:57:54 -0500 Report

Thanks Mays,

If only the Day of Indenpendance still had the very same meaning as it did when it was sign into office this world would be in a better place and time than the present time. Other than that I am a PROUD DIABETIC AMERICAN TO LIVE IN A FREE COUNTRY THE USA! GOD BLESS AMERICA!

LennyDenny 2010-07-02 11:47:21 -0500 Report

Very well put. We need to set goal for ourselves. Every good day we have with our bs is an Indepencence Day. It's another day that we won the battle against diabetes. We need to keep fighting to make every day Independence Day.

Have a Great 4th