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  1. Jasmine
    Jasmine November 9, 2010 at 6:44 am | | Reply

    Excellent six! Number 5 especially speaks to me. I had 26 years of normal life, but nobody really appreciates it until it’s gone.

  2. Lorraine
    Lorraine November 9, 2010 at 6:57 am | | Reply

    Wonderful list, Amy. You’ve captured great points that would eliminate much frustration if the people around us truly understood them.

  3. Sysy Morales
    Sysy Morales November 9, 2010 at 8:17 am | | Reply

    This was great. I assumed “people” meant whoever we wanted to speak to so I spoke to us and them lol. Thanks for this. I really appreciate the passion behind the truth you speak. It’s really like this, folks.

  4. MarkM
    MarkM November 9, 2010 at 9:10 am | | Reply

    Okay, I have to comment on #2. I do believe we are brave at times. Do I think we’re brave 24×7? No, not really. But try relating to a child who lives with diabetes (as I used to be one). Are they brave? In essence, yes they are. They don’t know enough about survival instinct to make that call.

    I understand this list was a personal one, but I believe bravery plays in our lives more often than we give credit.

  5. Crystal
    Crystal November 9, 2010 at 9:12 am | | Reply

    Great post, Amy! On point and honest. This is how it is…

  6. Maggie Jacoby
    Maggie Jacoby November 9, 2010 at 9:34 am | | Reply

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  7. Kerri.
    Kerri. November 9, 2010 at 11:51 am | | Reply

    Quality list, Amy. Happy D-Blog Day!! :)

  8. Anne Findlay
    Anne Findlay November 9, 2010 at 12:10 pm | | Reply

    great post, Amy

  9. Wendy
    Wendy November 9, 2010 at 12:29 pm | | Reply

    GREAT POST…#2 and #5 really resonated with me. Awesome!

  10. June S.
    June S. November 9, 2010 at 7:08 pm | | Reply

    Great post, Amy!

  11. Lisa
    Lisa November 9, 2010 at 10:12 pm | | Reply

    Thank you for this list! I was diagnosed at age 25 and have spent the last 11 years trying to explain all of these things to my support group a.k.a family and friends.

    My favorite is when they buy me a diabetic cookbook or point out the sugarfree stuff. I then realize…they do not get it! I feel like yelling, “It’s not about the sugar people!!!”

    Great post.

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