How has diabetes changed ME?

The other day I wondered, how has diabetes changed me? That’s pretty well where the thought ended. Actually it ended with me writing it down and thinking “dang, that would be a pretty good topic one day!” Today is the day I tackle it.

Diabetes changed my career dramatically. I have a degree in psychology with a minor in sociology and have a background in finance. Well, after March of 2000, I began to use my psych degree to figure out how to make a two year old eat food to keep him alive when he didn’t want to. I later used my background in finance to help figure out how to pay for pump supplies.

I had planned to rejoin the workforce after my youngest son entered school. The boys had family that lived close by so childcare would not be a problem…until diabetes arrived. Diabetes completely sidetracked that plan. I often still wonder what I will be when I grow up. My mother on the other hand swears that diabetes brought me my calling…

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