If you have found this blog, saying Welcome does not really seem appropriate. I know you wish you weren't surfing the internet for diabetes. I felt the same.

A big part of me wishes I were not writing about diabetes, nor did I anticipate to become so opinionated or informed on the subject, but it happened. In 2010, my son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.

It wasn't really part of the plan… Correction - it was not part of the plan, but it happened. It is not always easy, but I think we are all doing okay, and I hope we continue to do so.

Why the Middle East? I happen to live in Dubai. I don't think that living in the Middle East makes mine or my son's diabetic experience any more unique or challenging than it does elsewhere in the developed world.

I hope you stick around, or read something you like. Feel free to comment and join the conversation, subscribe or follow this blog by liking the Facebook page Diapoint.

Please note: This blog does not give medical advice. I am opinionated, and I share my experiences, but the first rule of diabetes is to follow up with your doctor and/or nurse educator about your care, diagnosis or medication. If you do not have a medical practitioner that is helping you find your way through this crazy world, then do not give up until you find the right one.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Amazing Diabetes!

There is a new thing going around on Facebook. Click on some site and it will develop a word cloud of your most used words on Facebook. I don't often participate in these things, but I am a fan of word clouds, and I was too tired this morning to guess for myself what my most used words might be.

It is totally accurate.  The biggest one is Dubai - where I live of course.

Something else struck me as interesting. Despite all the pictures and articles I share about Dubai or moments I have enjoyed, one thing is always there. Diabetes.

Diabetes is there. Right under the word "Amazing", and just before "Today".  Amazing Diabetes is there every Day.

This is very illustrative to my life. Not a day goes by that I don't think about diabetes or do something related to diabetes. If I actually wrote about those in my Facebook status, I am sure that word would be even bigger than Dubai. The subject could consume the whole cloud if I let it.

Moral of my story. Diabetes it is always there. We take it with us everywhere we go - or rather it stalks us to some extent. Sometimes it is a nuisance, but we live with it and manage it best we can. It is along for the ride and not going away anytime soon.

But that is ok. When I look at the rest of the words there, it makes me smile because I hope it means that we are working it into some pretty cool experiences and memories.

Don't let it stop you - just make it part of your word cloud!

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