"I just celebrated 18 years of living with (and not suffering from) this chronic illness. It shapes who I am on a daily basis."
Diabetes certainly has an impact on the world, but it's not always a bad one. I'm a better person because I have diabetes. Like my friend, I believe I am living with (and not suffering from) diabetes. Some days it sucks. It affects me every day. But it also shapes me every day-into stronger, more understanding, more compassionate person. So today, I want to celebrate the the lives of all those living with diabetes, I want to honor all those who love and care for people living with diabetes, and want you all to know that diabetes can have a positive impact in the world!