Yes as weird as it sounds, I am thankful for diabetes. How can I be thankful for diabetes??, let me explain.
I use to have drug problem. I have lost not one but two houses and some good paying jobs. Well after my last fall, I asked for help (from above). You know that old saying "careful what you wish for" LOL, it was only about 2-3 weeks later....so tried, couldn't drink enough water, etc.... I am pretty sure most of know the story, my only twist is while smoking outside thinking please let me feel better, bang! a thought pops into my head and it was very clear "check your blood sugar" It was after using my Mom's meter(she's type 2) that I ended up in ICU, DKA.
Now my life has some really clear choices. Do drugs and die, see pretty simple, huh? My daughter, who now calls me Diabetic Daddy, has told me she really likes me now and I am so much better. My health is the best it's been in 30 years and I will live longer.
Would like to hear other positive stories!!