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  1. Richard Vaughn
    Richard Vaughn May 20, 2012 at 4:45 pm | | Reply

    I liked this blog, Mike!! My mother was also instrumental in getting me through my childhood. That was not an easy thing in the 1940s and beyond. Too many diabetics take their caretakers for granted. It is obvious you appreciate very much what your mom has done for you. I see that she is a Joslin medalist. I wonder if I will ever get to meter her at medalist meeting in Boston? Does she attend the meetings?

  2. Tim
    Tim May 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm | | Reply

    Frankly, I don’t have a diabetic hero yet (one individual), but I’d say my definition of a hero is different. I believe a hero is somebody who does what needs to be done because no one else is doing it. They do the right thing without regard to the price they have to pay. Some of the individuals who fit that bill are the American soldier, Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Tubman and Abraham Lincoln. But in another way, people who care for someone with a disease as insidious as ours, even if it’s you- are my heroes. The power of being mutually encouraged in our struggle is something I never trivialize or take for granted. We are uniquely qualified to give encouragement to each other, even if it’s just saying, “you can do this.” My goal is to look for any way I can encourage someone to make their lives better as they live with this disease. Sometimes, just being there with someone as they vent or cry can make all the difference. THOSE people have been my personal heroes, diabetes or no.

  3. shannon
    shannon May 31, 2012 at 9:42 am | | Reply

    what a beautiful post, thanks so much for sharing! :)

  4. Brett Mann
    Brett Mann September 2, 2012 at 4:17 pm | | Reply

    Good morning Keep up with the outstanding posts. Thank you

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