I had all these great plans for D-blog Day 2010. Yup, I thought up the requisite "six things" I want people to know about Diabetes and was more than prepared to present them on this here blog.
My good intentions never stood a chance after my day at work.
Today, I had one of the most exhilarating days of my life, and suddenly the six things I had been pondering seemed so insignificant, so cliche.
Of course I want people to know that I can eat sugar, that I will not be "cured" with diet and exercise, that Diabetes is more than just a physical disease.....but today, there is only one thing I think people MUST know about Diabetes: I can.
I can....defeat the FAA's crazy flight physical hoop-jumping.
I can....suit up in my nifty little flight suit.
I can....sit in a room full of men and feel comfortable.
I can....write copious notes while flying in the wake of a KC-130 during Helicopter Aerial Refueling.
I can....do all this with Type 1 Diabetes.
I think that's all you really need to know.
Happy D-Blog Day Everyone!!!!