A Day in the Life of Diabetes
Photo: Jay Dickman/American Diabetes Association
Steve Shaffer, Type 1 Diabetes
I have had Type 1 diabetes for 34 years. When you live with diabetes, you live it every day -- 24/7. There's not an area of my daily life that isn't affected by diabetes. The good news is nearly all of this is positive and not restrictive.
Nov. 14 is World Diabetes Day.
To recognize it, the American Diabetes Association has launched the "A Day in the Life of Diabetes" initiative to show the growing impact diabetes has on American families highlight how diabetics live with disease live with it every day.
Despite this being a tough disease, it can also be a blessing in disguise since it forces you to focus on your lifestyle, diet and exercise.