Diabetes Awareness

 Today, roughly 425 million individuals are diagnosed globally and is expected to reach 592 Million in 2035. Isn’t it time we retire the stigma of diabetes and adopt new levels of awareness? 

I never imagined, I’d ever see an autoimmune dis-ease as a gift rather than a curse.

Ten months before my diagnosis, I lived in fear which is the lowest frequency also known as Delta where I was unwilling to admit my fate with diabetes. With each passing month, my life gradually slipped from beneath me. From rapid weight lost, chronic fatigue, endless thirst and blurred vision with momentary blindness; I was fighting to stay alive and ironically knew the solution and chose to ignore it.

The night I was hospitalized my Hemoglobin A1C was 11.2 percent, the optimal level is below 5.6, I was at risk of kidney failure, permanent blindness, a stroke, and/or heart attack.

While I waited in a state of defeat with an IV piercing my vein, the ER doctor on duty entered into the room to share my long-awaited fate. Laying helpless feeling vulnerable, I clearly remember turning my head towards the cold white wall of the emergency room saying to myself with such determination while my results were shared, “I will find a cure, this is not my ending”.

 “Diabetes has given me the mindset that every setback is the setup for the glamour in life™. If I must be diagnosed with such a life fluctuating condition, I find no better way to live life itself than with a fearless approach in glamour.”

The next day, as anyone could guess, was just as challenging as the night previous. How does anyone find the courage to face the daunting reality of living with an autoimmune disease? I found the answer from within, above and through conscious empowerment. Diabetes has allowed me to create the world I desire, not the world I currently live in.

A question we often find ourselves avoiding is, what is on the other side? The other side of where we stand, your current habits and potential. We forget that our actions, thoughts, and spoken words carry enormous weight in creating our reality. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue,” King Solomon once said. Whether we realize it or not, we are shaping our future by the words we use every day.

Change is inevitable. Nothing stays the same. Life is in constant motion maneuvering you through the next lesson you are meant to experience. However, if we take a closer look at each step of our journey, we would find a hint of glamour before us. I did just this with the mindset to never allow my diagnosis to define my existence, remember where there is purpose in your pain. I wake each morning with gratitude for another day to inspire others with glamour, inspiration, authenticity, and an unbinding courage to never give up despite what my day or diabetes may bring.

Try and remember that each day; you become what you think of most. Rather than registering difficult thoughts, look around you and make note of what you appreciate most in life. There is hidden treasure filled with fortune if you do, because we must all know we are
rich in love.

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