Hey guys! So today I wanted to take a moment to discuss the awesomeness that is November being the official Diabetes Awareness Month! This is extra special for me being this month also happens to include my birthday on the 16th so this is even more meaningful. I love being able to spread the word on such a terrible illness, I know I tend to always talk badly about it but like I always say spend a day in the life of a diabetic and you will definitely know our struggles. I will say though, in honor of this month, I want to try to spread good knowledge as well. A part of me starting this blog 2 years ago was because I wanted to be a voice for those who also had the same disease as me or who could relate being the same age, a young woman and the daily struggles any diabetic for that matter goes through whether you’re Male or Female.
For those of you that do not know, I want to share even more info on my own personal journey a bit in honor of this month. I was diagnosed at the age of 4, according to what my mother has told me I got really sick to the point she thought I simply had the flu. Diabetes does indeed run on both sides of my family, both my father’s parents had type 2 and my mother’s father had type 1 as well as my uncle. One interesting fact about my story is that I am the only grandchild on both sides, now if you know me personally I have a HUGE family, but I am the only young one to have been diagnosed since 1998.
I love that there is a month strictly dedicated to spreading awareness about this terrible disease, my heart breaks for those who truly struggle or have lost fingers, toes, and part of your body due to diabetes just totally taking over. I know very well how much this issue can completely take over everything in your life, I constantly struggle with trying to make it a main priority and not letting it get to the point that so many of my older family members have gone to. I say we all take advantage and spread light on this issue, I stand with my other diabetics, we are BRAVE, we are STRONG and we will find a CURE.
I can proudly say I just want to spread love to you all I hope that whatever point you are at with this disease, whether that is good or bad, continue to push through don’t give up and continue to fight you can do it!! As always do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions whether that be wanting more info or simply advice, I am always open to listen, until next time my dolls, xoxo Roo